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Keppel announces structural completion of new Singapore data centre

Written by Tue 5 Mar 2024

Asset Manager and operator, Keppel, has announced the structural completion of its latest data centre, Keppel DC Singapore 8.

The purpose-built, carrier-neutral colocation data centre facility is the second of three planned complexes situated within the Keppel Data Centre Campus at 82 Genting Lane.

Built to Tier 3 equivalent, the six-storey Keppel DC Singapore 8 has a net lettable area of around 9,372sqm and is fully leased to users from across the cloud services, internet enterprise, and telecommunications sectors.

“We are pleased to mark the structural completion of our second data centre in the Keppel Data Centre Campus, which stands for our shared commitment to support the long-term growth of Singapore’s digital economy,” said Wong Wai Meng, CEO at Keppel’s Data Centres and Networks Division.

Keppel’s Data Centre and Networks Division will serve as the operator and facility manager for Keppel DC Singapore 8. The first phase of the complex is expected to be ready for service in Q3 of 2024.

The Data Centre Campus aims to set new benchmarks for sustainable data centres through cutting-edge solutions and best practices for operations. 

Keppel DC Singapore 8 features advanced equipment and designs that help to reduce construction waste and water consumption, as well as improve the efficiency of its cooling and facility management systems to enable more sustainable operations.

“Keppel will continue to push the envelope for sustainable data centres, as we explore more ways to optimise resource efficiency and reduce carbon emissions, including through the use of renewable energy to power and future-proof our assets,” said Wai Meng.

Keppel and Cuscaden Peak Investments Private Limited, via their subsidiaries, jointly hold a 60:40 stake in Memphis 1 Pte. Ltd., the entity leasing the site for the campus. The development of the initial two complexes is partly financed by Keppel’s private fund, Alpha Data Centre Fund.

In April 2023, Keppel announced it had received regulatory approval to build a floating data centre in Singapore.

The floating data centre park (FDCP) is envisioned as an ‘environmentally friendly and resource-efficient way to meet the expanding needs of the digital economy’. The novel facility will harness the expertise of the Keppel Group to develop a solution that alleviates land, water, and energy constraints of traditional data centres.

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Written by Tue 5 Mar 2024

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