Keppel has launched a new data center in Bogor City, Indonesia.

“Introducing IndoKeppel Data Centre 1 (IKDC1), the first horizontal scaling data center in Indonesia!” Keppel Data Centres posted on LinkedIn this week. “This colocation data center campus development is the result of collaboration between the Salim conglomerate of Indonesia and Singapore's Keppel Data Centres Group.”

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– Indo Keppel Data Centres

The two-story IKDC1, located south outside Jarkarta will be developed over three phases in a seven-hectare data center campus with more than 50MW of IT power. Currently phase one is now available with about 5MW across 9,800 sqm (105,300 sq ft).

Indo Keppel Data Centres is jointly owned by Salim Group and Alpha Data Centre Fund, which is managed by Alfa Investment Partners, an asset management arm of Keppel Corporation.

The companies first announced they were partnering on a project in 2018. The data center's core, shell, and first phase were expected to be completed by the first half of 2020. The facility may have launched earlier, but the companies never made a public announcement.

Indonesian conglomerate Salim Group, owned by Anthoni Salim, is reportedly in talks with banks to seek about $500 million worth of loans to fund the building and operating data centers at its industrial parks.

Data center company PT DCI Indonesia announced in June it was building its H2 data center in an industrial park owned by Salim in Karawang. Anthoni Salim owns an 11 percent stake in DCII.

Salim Group's Hong Kong-listed investment holding company First Pacific also controls Philippine telco PLDT, which currently operates 10 data centers under its ePLDT/Vitro data center business and is currently developing a 100MW facility in Santa Rosa, outside Manila.

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