Singtel breaks ground for hyper-connected green data centre in Singapore

Singtel has initiated the construction of DC Tuas, which stands as Singapore’s most power-dense and extensively interconnected green data centre. Projected to become operational by 2025, DC Tuas will deliver a substantial IT load capacity of 58MW. This capacity is aimed at meeting the considerable requirement for top-tier, eco-friendly digital infrastructure, all the while efficiently utilising land, power, and water resources.

Infocomm Media Development Authority’s (IMDA) Chief Executive Mr Lew Chuen Hong said “Congratulations to Singtel on the groundbreaking of DC Tuas. It is encouraging to see companies such as Singtel invest in our digital infrastructure. IMDA will continue to work with the industry to architect a sustainable digital ecosystem that is internationally connected, to serve the long-term demands of Singapore’s digital future.”

Spanning 120,000 square feet across eight storeys, this facility stands as Singapore’s exclusive data centre interwoven with a cable landing station. This unique integration offers customers an unparallelled level of both international and domestic connectivity, elevating network performance by decreasing latency and bolstering reliability.

DC Tuas is Singtel’s largest data centre in Singapore to date and will support the Group’s decarbonisation goals with its low power utilisation effectiveness (PUE). DC Tuas will incorporate next-generation cooling capabilities that are able to support customers’ rack density of up to 80kW per rack with more efficient liquid cooling, thus lowering its PUE to below 1.3.

Mr Bill Chang, CEO of Singtel’s Digital InfraCo said, “DC Tuas is based on Singtel’s fourth generation design with the highest power density, and hyper-connected with a number of international submarine cables connected directly to it. This will be an important addition that will strengthen Singapore’s digital infrastructure and position the country as a key business and connectivity hub. It is also a key milestone for our new standalone digital infrastructure business to capture the significant demand for cloud services and the rapid rise of AI adoption in the region. With DC Tuas, we have leveraged our expertise and experience in designing, building and operating data centres to offer a differentiated value proposition to customers – a carrier-neutral advanced facility with access to exceptional connectivity and security. Singapore is integral to our regional data centre strategy and we look forward to continue supporting the country’s ambition to be a sustainable, global digital hub.”

At present, Singtel offers a data centre capacity of 60MW within Singapore. The total capacity will grow to 118MW when DC Tuas is operational in 2025. Ahead of its construction, DC Tuas has already received interest from customers including hyperscalers, multinational and regional corporates, and Singapore enterprises.

In addition to its data centre presence in Singapore, Singtel has established collaborative ventures with partners such as Telkom and Medco Power in Indonesia, as well as GULF and AIS in Thailand to build data centres in Batam and Bangkok respectively.

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