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Princeton Digital Group announces comprehensive strategy for Singapore

Princeton Digital Group ( PDG ), one of Asia ’ s leading data centre providers , has unveiled its SG + strategy with the announcement of a 96MW data centre campus in Batam , Indonesia . PDG ’ s SG + strategy will enable customers to seamlessly expand their infrastructure from Singapore to highly scalable data centre campuses in Singapore , Batam and Johor .

The announcement of PDG ’ s data centre campus in Batam is the first part of this concerted strategy , where PDG is developing data centre sites in Batam and Johor in extension to the company ’ s operations in Singapore . With an initial investment plan of close to US $ 1 billion , the campus will be built on 15 acres of land in Batam and will comprise four buildings of up to 24MW capacity each . Power is fully secured for the entire 96MW capacity .
Nongsa and Batam have been described by Indonesian President , Joko Widodo , as a ‘ digital bridge ’ between Singapore and Indonesia , as the demand for technology talent , sustainable power , land to develop data centres and capacity continues to grow .
“ The climate impact of Digital Transformation has redefined the way we develop and operate our data centres ,” said Asher Ling , Managing Director , Singapore . “ PDG aims to build next-generation , best-in-class green data centres and we will be working closely with local partners and regulators to incorporate sustainable and renewable energy initiatives to power our Batam data centre . Furthermore , we are exploring tropical data centre solutions as part of our strategic ESG roadmap towards achieving our net-zero emission goals . This is a very exciting time for data centre developers as we develop new standards and create benchmarks in sustainability .” p
“ As a Singapore-headquartered Pan-Asia data centre operator , PDG is at the forefront of enabling customers to continue leveraging the unique set of characteristics that have made Singapore such a successful hub for the region ,” said Rangu Salgame , Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Princeton Digital Group . “ Our SG + strategy is aimed at providing a seamless infrastructure growth roadmap for our customers . The new campus in Batam reinforces our growth strategy and solidifies our already strong presence across the region in China , Singapore , India , Indonesia and Japan .”
Batam is an island in Indonesia ’ s Riau Islands Province , just 20km south of Singapore . PDG ’ s campus is located within Nongsa Digital Park ( NDP ), an integrated digital park in Nongsa on the North-Eastern tip of Batam . In June 2021 , the Indonesian Government designated Nongsa as a Special Economic Zone for digital economy and tourism .
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