Singaporean operator Singtel says it has entered into a strategic partnership with Indonesian telco Telkom and Indonesian energy company Medco Power for what will be its first data centre project in Indonesia.
The new hyperscale data centre will be located in Kabil Industrial Estate along Batam’s eastern seaboard. The data centre campus will be developed in three phases on an eight-hectare site and have a total capacity of 51 MW when fully completed, with the initial phase of the project delivering approximately 20 MW.
Singtel says the data centre will be built to the latest standards for reliability, security and sustainability with dual-source power including clean, renewable energy from Medco Power and connectivity through Telkom and Singtel to serve hyperscalers, multinationals and local businesses in Indonesia and Singapore. The data centre will be majority owned by Telkom, while Singtel and Medco will be minority shareholders.
As one of Indonesia’s key special economic zones, Batam is described as a compelling choice to launch this collaboration, offering ample land capacity and rich connectivity to Singapore, Indonesia and other parts of the world.
Besides Indonesia, Singtel is developing a data centre with a capacity of 20 MW in Thailand with partners Gulf Energy and AIS. It is also adding capacity in Singapore with a new build in Tuas. Both data centres are expected to begin operations by 2025.