Princeton Digital Group (PDG), an Asia-focused data center platform, backed by Warburg Pincus and Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (OTPP), today announced that it is developing a 22-megawatt data center campus in Cibitung, Jakarta, Indonesia (JC2), committing $150m in investment, equating to a cost-to-build of $6.8m per megawatt.

Princeton Digital’s greenfield development in Jakarta, Indonesia forms part of the company’s broader plan to build a data center portfolio with 600 megawatts of power capacity across the Asia region. Presently, the company has 19 data centers across 5 countries: China, Indonesia, Singapore, India, and Japan. Of these data centers, 9 facilities are operational and 10 are development projects.

Jakarta Cibitung 2 (JC2) – Princeton Digital Group

Princeton Digital’s 22-megawatt Jakarta Cibitung 2 (JC2) data center is being built within the same 210k sqft (19.6k sqm) campus that houses its existing 13-megawatt Jakarta Cibitung 1 (JC1) facility. Therefore, the Jakarta Cibitung 2 (JC2) data center is expanding the Cibitung campus to a total of 35 megawatts.

Location

Princeton Digital’s JC2 site is located 22 miles (35 kilometers) from the CBD of Jakarta, in the district of Cibitung within the regency of Bekasi, Indonesia. Specifically, the facility is in the MM2100 Industrial Area.

Princeton Digital Group Indonesia Jakarta Cibitung JC2 Data Center Map

The company notes that Cibitung is one of the emerging cloud data center hubs of metro Jakarta, Indonesia.

Build-Out

The JC2 facility will be built on total land area of 209k sqft (19.5k sqm) to form a building with 257k sqft (23.9k sqm) of gross floor area (GFA). In terms of timing, JC2 will be ready for service by Q4 2022.

Power

Princeton Digital’s JC2 site has electricity supply from two power plants from power supply provider Cikarang Listrindo. Specifically, the campus has two diverse and redundant 20kV utility power supplies and substations. In terms of efficiency, Princeton Digital is targeting a design power usage effectiveness (PUE) of less-than-or-equal-to 1.4 for JC2.

Customers

Princeton Digital’s JC2 facility will serve hyperscale customers and, in particular, global cloud service providers and domestic internet companies, in Indonesia. For example, these companies include:

  • Cloud Service Providers: Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud, and Alibaba Cloud
  • Internet Companies: Lazada Group (e-commerce), Gojek (payments, food delivery, transportation) and Tokopedia (e-commerce)

Customer growth in Indonesia is accelerating as the greater Jakarta area experiences increasing adoption of cloud-based services. Importantly, this demand is coming from consumers, businesses, and government, as well as rapidly growing start-up companies of Southeast Asia.

PDG Indonesia Data Center Portfolio

Beyond its JC1 and JC2 data centers in the Cibitung area of Jakarta, Princeton Digital has another 4 facilities (6 total) in Indonesia. Specifically, these data centers include Jakarta Bintaro (JB1), Bandung (BD1), Surabaya (SB1), and Pekanbaru (PE1).

Princeton Digital Group Indonesia Data Center Map

Notably, Princeton Digital assembled this portfolio mainly by acquiring a 70% stake in XL Axiata’s five data centers in Indonesia.

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