Powerwell secures US$12.24mil data centre electrical solutions order

  • Highlight Powerwell’s role in rapidly expanding data centre sector in Malaysia and SEA
  • Company is aligned with Malaysia’s goal to become an Asian Digital Tiger by 2025

Powerwell is benefiting from the ripple effect of opportunities for local suppliers and service providers in the data centre sector.

Bursa Malaysia listed innovator in electrical solutions Powerwell Holdings Bhd has announced orders totalling US$12.24 million (RM57.61 million) from a multinational technology corporation. This deal, secured by its wholly-owned subsidiary, Powerwell International Sdn Bhd, underscores Powerwell’s pivotal role in the rising data centre sector in Malaysia.

The purchase orders, dated May 24, 2024, encompass the supply, installation, and commissioning of low-voltage switchboards and remote power panels for a high-profile data centre project in Selangor. This initiative is set to significantly contribute to Powerwell’s consolidated earnings and net assets for the financial year ending March 31, 2025 (FY2025)

Catherine Wong, Powerwell’s executive director, said, “This agreement reflects the trust and reliability that major tech players place in Powerwell and positions us at the forefront of Asia's fast-expanding data centre market. We are committed to delivering excellence and innovation, ensuring the successful execution of this project within the stipulated timeline.”

The data centre market in Malaysia is experiencing exponential growth. Recent developments in the region, including substantial investments by global tech giants, reinforce Malaysia’s potential to transform into a leading data centre hub in Asia.

The country received RM76 billion (US$16 billion) worth of investments from its data centres between 2021 and March 2023, and its data centre market is expected to attract further investments.

Some of the recent developments include the announcement by NVIDIA Corporation at the end of last year to collaborate with YTL to develop a US$4.3 billion Artificial Intelligence (AI) cloud and supercomputer infrastructure. Recently, Microsoft has also committed to a US$2.2 billion investment over the next four years, the largest in its 32-year history in Malaysia, focusing on establishing a robust cloud and AI infrastructure to support Malaysia’s digital ecosystem.

“These investments by global tech giants enhance the technological landscape in which Powerwell operates and also create a ripple effect of opportunities for local suppliers and service providers in the tech sector. As Malaysia strides towards becoming an advanced digital economy, Powerwell is strategically positioned to contribute significantly to this growth, leveraging cutting-edge technology and comprehensive expertise in electrical solutions for data centres,” Catherine added.


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