Next-generation water technology company Hydroleap has announced a strategic partnership with IX Technology (IXT), a leading Singapore-based provider of data centre mechanical and electrical (M&E) infrastructure solutions. This collaboration is aimed at transforming water management in cooling towers, allowing businesses in the data centre industry to reduce water consumption, lower chemical use, bring down the carbon footprint and improve regulatory compliance.
IXT will promote Hydroleap’s patented Electro-Oxidation Technology (HL-EO) which is being used by major blue-chip data centre companies and CapitaLand, to more data centre & semiconductor companies in Singapore, Malaysia & Vietnam. The data centre industry plays a crucial role in supporting the digital infrastructure of the modern world. However, with their intensive water consumption and discharges, the sector faces growing pressure to adopt eco-friendly practises and comply with ESG requirements.
Singapore’s industrial sector utilises 55% of the country’s water including data centres which is expected to rise to 70% by 2060.
Data centres use significant amounts of energy and water resources to fuel power-hungry servers, yet at the same time, demand for data centre services continues to rise. OpenAI’s ChatGPT consumes 500 ml of water for every 5 to 50 prompts it answers according to a researcher at the University of California. As generative AI adoption picks up, this water usage is expected to rise further. In light of these factors, the partnership between Hydroleap and IXT promotes a more sustainable future for data centre operations.
“Efficient cooling methods with lowered water consumption can play an important role in sustainability. We are thrilled to join forces with IXT to support more data centre companies through our sustainable electrochemical solutions. By combining our teams, we aim to empower data centre businesses to be more sustainable in their water consumption.” said Dr. Mohammad (Moh) Sherafatmand, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Hydroleap.
“This partnership marks a significant milestone in our journey towards building more sustainable data centre facilities. Together with Hydroleap, we aim to set a new standard for water treatment and carbon reduction for data centres.” said Steven Lee, Founder and Managing Director of IXT.