GDS has launched a new data center campus in Johor, Malaysia.

The company this week announced the grand opening of its Nusajaya Tech Park (NTP) data center campus.

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Phase 1 of the campus (consisting of Nusajaya 1, 2, 3, aka NTP1, 2, 3) offers a total net floor area of 22,500 sqm (242,200 sq ft) and 69.5MW.

William Huang, chairman and CEO of GDS, said: "As the first and only data center player that has identified Sijori region as a strategic location for data center deployment, GDS enjoys a significant first-mover advantage and possesses extensive industry know-how.”

He continued: “We are confident that our NTP data center campus will serve as a catalyst for the region's journey towards a world-class AI computing hub."

GDS, founded in 2006, operates dozens of data centers across Shanghai, Beijing, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Chengdu, and Hong Kong. As well as expanding into Malaysia, last year the company also bought land in Indonesia for a planned development.

GDS acquired land in the NTP in July 2021 and broke ground on the site in April 2022.

At the time the company said it planned to develop a 22,500 sqm, 54MW campus, with the first 18MW phase of development expected to go live in 2024.

Nusajaya Tech Park, in the Iskandar Puteri area of Johor, is spread over 210 hectares and will provide 836,100 sqm (9 million sq ft) of business space when fully built out. Current customers include manufacturer Dai-ichi Seiko Group, Telekom Malaysia, UK defense firm GKN Aerospace, and Stern-Wywiol Gruppe.

Elsewhere in Johor, GDS is developing another data center campus at YTL’s upcoming Green Data Center Park.