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Contract for 29,000RT Singapore district cooling plant

SINGAPORE: Keppel Corporation has been awarded a contract to design, build, own and operate a new large-scale district cooling system plant in Singapore’s Jurong Lake District (JLD). 

The contract for 30 years was placed by the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) of Singapore through the Singapore-based investment holding and management company’s Infrastructure Division. 

The district cooling system (DCS) will have a design capacity of 29,000RT to supply chilled water and related services to an estimated 1,400,000m2 gross floor area and is intended to serve future developments in JLD, including office, business park, residential, retail, hotel and institutional uses.

Keppel claims that its DCS solution will achieve superior efficiency levels 30% higher than conventional in-building systems and 18% higher than the National Environmental Agency’s Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES). It will also see significant cost savings of up to 30% compared to conventional systems.

This latest contract brings Keppel’s total district cooling capacity to 208,000RT in Singapore and abroad. 

The west region of Singapore is the country’s largest manufacturing hub, with three new business and employment areas — JLD, Jurong Innovation District (JID) and Tuas Port. JLD and JID serve as testbeds for new urban solutions and infrastructure to create more pleasant working and living environments. 

JLD is planned by URA to be the largest business district outside the city centre in Singapore and is positioned as a world class sustainability district. 

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