JOHOR, October 30 – Bridge Data Centres (BDC) (Chindata Group- NASDAQ:CD), a leading data centre provider across Malaysia, India and Thailand together with ByteDance, celebrate a significant milestone today with the grand opening of BDC’s first phase hyperscale data centre (MY06) in Sedenak, Johor. Phase 1 covers the first of the three buildings in the 110MW hyperscale data centre project which spans across 38 acres of land area.
Leveraging on innovative construction and design methodologies, the construction of the data centre is being completed in record time of approximately 2,200,000 working hours (314 days) since breaking ground in November 2021. The project received full support and facilitation from the federal and state governments including the Digital Investment Office (DIO), a fully-digital collaborative platform between the Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) and the Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC).
The grand opening was graced by the Chief Minister of Johor and other dignitaries to mark the success of Malaysia as a competitive nation in attracting data centre investment. It also aligns with the country’s aim to attract RM70 billion investments in digitalisation under the MyDIGITAL initiative.MIDA through Digital Investment Office (DIO) and Project Acceleration and Coordination Unit (PACU) have been very supportive of this project since its pre-investment stage right up to the implementation phase. I remember chairing several meetings to facilitate this project with various stakeholders including electricity requirements from TNB, land matters, as well as water requirements.”
Today’s event demonstrates that Malaysia is still the most desirable location in the region for data centre hubs. Supported by the country’s vast resources, favourable environment and advancement in digital infrastructure, Malaysia has developed into a mature market for data centres. This illustrates the country’s readiness to serve as a regional data centre hub.” added Datuk Wira Arham. BDC is also the first company with Malaysia Digital status to complete the construction and handover the business-ready hyperscale data centre in 2022.