Infrastructure manager Actis is developing a 200MW portfolio of projects as part of a newly launched Asia data centre platform led by CEO Hak Kiat Chng and COO Pei Ping Lim.

Epoch Digital is developing projects in Taiwan, Malaysia and South Korea, as part of the newly created platform’s strategy to develop, own and operate a scalable and geographically diversified portfolio of data centres across the region.

The projects comprise a 23MW IT capacity facility in Taipei, a 120MW capacity project in Johor Bahru, and a data centre development in Greater Seoul.

The latest investment adds to Actis’s presence in the digital infrastructure market, where it has already committed over $1.5bn (€1.4bn).   

Thomas Liu, partner and head of Greater China and Asia data centres, real estate at Actis, said: “Large, global tech hyperscalers are by far the largest drivers of data centre demand so it’s key we tailor our offering to those target tenants.

“As hyperscalers become strained for capacity in mature data markets, they are increasingly turning to Asian growth markets for their needs, where they require cost-effective, decarbonised and scalable data centres. This is precisely what Epoch Digital is designed to provide and we’re excited to work with Hak Kiat and Pei Ping to deliver this for its customers.” 

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Dalmar Sheikh, director, global head of data centre operations at Actis, said: “Epoch Digital has all the attributes for success, especially when you consider the platform will be able to draw on the wider Actis network. The demand for data is rising exponentially and this is creating a large supply need that must be met both on the data centre and energy front.

“We’re focused on designing green data centres with a lower PUE than the market average to bring a powerful and attractive offering to market. The future looks bright for Epoch Digital.”

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