Bridge Data Centres expands footprint with third hyperscale data centre in Cyberjaya

  • The project will boost IT capacity by about 87 MW over three phases
  • BDC’s new data center to be the largest among its three developments

L-R: Roni Shah Mustapha, head of Business Venture & Partnership Division, Cyberview; Kamarul Ariffin Abdul Saman, CEO Cyberview; Hasan Azhari Hj. Idris, CEO Invest Selangor; Haffizam Abu Seman, deputy director, Business Services & Regional Operations Division, MIDA; Patrick Png, vice president of Solutions, APAC Bridge Data Centres; Lily Azman, manager, Government & Business Relations, Bridge Data Centres

Bridge Data Centres (BDC) has expanded its presence by acquiring new land in Selangor for the development of its third data centre, MY02, in Cyberjaya, Malaysia. This expansion, in partnership with Cyberview Sdn Bhd is estimated to be the largest among its three data centre developments.

The project is expected to increase IT capacity by approximately 87 MW across three phases. The first two phases both involve the construction of a three-story data centre.

The Sales & Purchase Agreement was formalised in a ceremony at RekaScape, Cyberjaya, officiated by Kamarul Ariffin Abdul Samad, CEO of Cyberview and Patrick Png, vice president of Solutions for APAC at Bridge Data Centres. Witnessing the event were Hasan Azhari Hj. Idris, CEO of Invest Selangor Bhd and Haffizam Abu Seman, deputy director, Business Services & Regional Operations Division of Malaysian Investment Development Authority, Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA).

As the tech hub developer, Cyberview welcomed BDC into the city’s data centre ecosystem. The company is recognised as one of the largest hyperscale data centre operators and aims to provide deeply integrated and mission-critical infrastructure, prioritising efficiency, and cost-effectiveness with advanced cooling technology.

Arham Abdul Rahman, CEO of Malaysian Investment Development Authority congratulated BDC on the inauguration of its third data centre expansion, MY02, in Cyberjaya. He emphasised, "This ongoing investment underscores BDC's confidence in Malaysia, reinforcing our role as a regional data centre hub. Aligned with the New Industrial Master Plan (NIMP) 2030, BDC's commitment contributes to the nation's sustainable economic growth, creation of high-skilled jobs for locals, and propel the digital transformation journey."

Meanwhile, Mahadhir Aziz, CEO of Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) said, “We are thrilled to witness BDC on board with Cyberview towards the initiative to catalyse the growth of the digital economy. BDC, being the largest data centre development, establishing its presence here will boost Malaysia’s position as the digital hub of Asean, significantly attract substantial investment and generate numerous employment opportunities. MDEC as the nation’s digital IPA fully supports such collaboration, and this perfectly aligns with Malaysia Digital in driving the nation’s digital economy.”

Kamarul Ariffin Abdul Samad, CEO, Cyberview Sdn Bhd, said, “BDC’s investment in Cyberjaya, represents a significant achievement and validates the city’s positioning as the prime location for hyperscale data centre providers. This is testament to our commitment in fostering innovation, in line with the government aspiration to continue to grow the digital economy.”

BDC's strategic investment not only promises to invigorate the growth of ancillary businesses but also holds the potential to spark innovation across various industries. By injecting resources into key sectors, the firm aims to drive economic expansion and enhance competitiveness. Its investment signifies a pivotal step towards sustainable growth, job creation, and a thriving high-skilled workforce.

Eric Fan, president Bridge Data Centres, said, “Our ongoing expansion in Malaysia underscores our commitment to meeting the evolving needs of our customers and further solidifying our position as a key player in the data centre industry. With this latest development in Cyberjaya, we are poised to continue driving innovation and supporting the digital transformation of businesses across the nation.”

Patrick Png, vice president of Solutions for APAC, said, “Our focus remains on delivering cutting-edge solutions to meet the evolving needs of our clients. The MY02 data centre will embody our commitment to sustainability, boasting energy-efficient power and cooling technology alongside robust network connectivity. We are confident that these features will ensure uninterrupted IT operations and maximize performance for our valued customers.”

In 2023, Cyberjaya saw an increase in data centre investments, cementing its role as the global technology hub. The city is currently home to 15 commercial and captive data centres including hyperscale, as well as the location for 90% of Malaysia’s co-location data centres.


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