Punggol Digital District will be the first district in Singapore to adopt a single integrated masterplan approach that brings together a business park, a university and community facilities. This is to create synergies, enable close integration between industry and academia, as well as foster vibrant and strong communities. At the forefront of Singapore’s Smart Nation push, the district will house key growth sectors of the digital economy such as cybersecurity and digital technology to create an ecosystem of open innovation.
As a global leader in driving energy innovation, ENGIE’s purpose is to innovate with cities and regions to make them safer and more sustainable, efficient and vibrant, deploying solutions that are unique, co-created with our customers to meet their specific needs and context of individual cities and regions. The interconnected DCS plants will be designed by ENGIE to serve JTC’s and SIT’s development as well as the community facilities, delivering stringent energy efficiency requirements to the digital district, with a total cooling capacity of approximately 30,000 RT (105 MW).
“JTC is committed to partnering with enterprises and communities in the development of sustainable industry spaces like Punggol Digital District. By integrating JTC’s and SIT’s district cooling systems, we can centralise the District’s cooling needs to reduce its energy consumption and carbon footprint. We look forward to working with ENGIE to create a district that is sustainable, liveable and attractive to businesses and talents”, said David Tan, Assistant Chief Executive Officer (Development Group), JTC.
Chan Wing Leong, Deputy President (Administration) & Chief Financial Officer, SIT commented, “The DCS plant, which will be housed at SIT’s future Punggol Campus, would be a desirable green initiative with a high efficiency, low energy consumption system befitting a modern, digitally-focused university.”
A breakthrough in Singapore’s district cooling industry
ENGIE’s partnership with JTC and SIT is a significant breakthrough in Singapore’s district cooling system industry, with the energy company winning its milestone DCS project in Singapore.
“Our partnerships with JTC and SIT to design the District Cooling System (DCS) plants for both organisations are in line with our Group’s direction to set up the Centre of Expertise for District Cooling in Singapore”, shared Yeo Kong Nee, Managing Director, ENGIE Services Singapore. “We are looking forward to future collaborations on DCS projects and to further contributing to Singapore’s DCS industry.”
A Leader in District Cooling System
ENGIE’s collaborations with JTC and SIT mark another milestone for the company as it continues to enhance energy efficiency across the region through its expertise and investment in district cooling.
In March 2018, ENGIE announced an S$80 million investment in Singapore to develop its Centre of Expertise for District Cooling over the next five years. The funds will help to develop new, innovative district cooling projects across Singapore and the Asia-Pacific region.
“As a major player in highly efficient cooling networks, ENGIE operates more than 320 low-carbon urban heating and cooling networks in 20 countries including Malaysia, Philippines and New Zealand. Our partnership with JTC and SIT is the testament of our commitment to further enhancing energy efficiency for the region, especially here in Singapore, through our expertise in district cooling”, said Pierre Cheyron, CEO, ENGIE South East Asia.