Princeton Digital Group sets $150-million expansion in Jakarta campus

Princeton Digital Group is investing US$150 million to build a greenfield project in Jakarta as part of their plans to expand their footprint and serve their customers’ needs in the booming Indonesian digital economy. 

Already with 19 data centers across five countries in less than four years, Singapore-based PDG also recently announced an investment of $1 billion to open a 100-megawatt flagship data centre campus in Japan.

In Jakarta, the 22-MW data centre that will be named Jakarta Cibitung 2 (JC2) is being built within the same 19,550-square-metre campus that houses PDG’s existing data center JC1. 

This expanded campus of 35 MW is primed to serve global cloud companies, domestic internet companies and enterprises with scalability, connectivity and reliability.

The greater Jakarta area is experiencing increasing adoption of cloud-based services, among consumers, businesses and government. Indonesia is also home to some of the fastest-growing start-up companies of Southeast Asia.

“The Asia-Pacific region is set to be the largest data centre market in the world, and this announcement underscores our vision to be the market leader in this region,” said Rangu Salgame, chairman and CEO of PDG. 

“Over the last four years, through our unique three-pronged strategy of acquisitions, carve-outs and greenfield development, we’ve built a strong portfolio of data centres across key Asian markets such as China, Singapore, Indonesia, India and Japan,” said Salgame. “PDG has become a partner of choice for hyperscalers across multiple countries.”

Stephanus Tumbelaka, PDG’s managing director of Indonesia, said Cibitung is  the pre-eminent cloud cluster in the region. 

“With the expanded campus, PDG has become a significant player in the Indonesian market,” said Tumbelaka. “With the explosive economic growth and rapid digitalization by both government and private sectors in Indonesia, the market is core to PDG’s strategy.”

According to Structure Research, the Jakarta data centre colocation market is still developing, and the sector is expected to grow at a five-year CAGR of 23.7% through 2025.