Salim Group and Keppel Introduce 50-MW Data Center in Bogor
Salim Group and Keppel Data Centers Group Singapore have launched IndoKeppel Data Center 1 (IKDC1), which is claimed to be the first horizontal scaling data center in Indonesia. IKDC1, located in Bogor City, West Java, will be developed in three phases covering a seven-hectare area with an IT power of more than 50 megawatts (MW). The 5-MW phase one of IKDC1 is already available, sitting on an area of 9,800 square meters.
As reported by datacenterdynamics.com, Indo Keppel Data Center is a company owned by the Salim Group and Alpha Data Center Fund, a subsidiary of Keppel Corporation. They first announced a partnership on a project in 2018. The first phase of this data center project was completed in the first half of 2020.
For the record, Salim Group controlled by Anthoni Salim is very aggressive in building data centers. The conglomerate is reportedly exploring a US$500 million bank loan to finance the construction and operation of a data center in its industrial estate. Last month, PT DCI Indonesia Tbk (DCII) announced it was building an H2 data center in Salim's industrial estate in Karawang, West Java. For the record, Anthoni Salim owns 11 percent of DCII shares.
The Hong Kong-listed investment holding company of the Salim Group, First Pacific, also controls PLDT, the Philippines' largest telecommunications company. Currently, First Pacific operates ten data centers under the management of ePLDT/Vitro and is developing a 100 MW data center facility in Santa Rosa, outside Manila.