As the second step of construction, Keppel Data Centres, City Gas, City-OG Gas Energy Services (City-OG) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to explore using liquefied natural gas (LNG) and hydrogen in Keppel DC’s Floating Data Centre Park (FDCP) in Singapore. With the collaboration City Gas and City-OG, Keppel DC aims to reduce the carbon footprint of data center operations.
To achieve optimal energy efficiency
Keppel Data Centres Holding announced in 2019 that it started to explore floating data center in Singapore. The company has signed two agreements in April. One of the deals is with Toll Group to study the feasibility of developing a floating data center park (FDCP), the other with Royal Vopak is to explore the use of LNG-to-power infrastructure in Singapore.
Wong Wai Meng, Chief Executive Officer, Keppel DC, said,
“We are pleased to tap the expertise of the Keppel eco-system of companies, City Gas and City-OG. As industry leaders in technologies, such as the tri-generation LNG and steam methane reforming, our partners will provide insights which will enhance the design and envisaged operations at the FDCP to achieve optimal energy efficiency and reduction in carbon emissions. We are harnessing synergies across the Group to explore the development of the FDCP, LNG and hydrogen-powered data centres, as well as technologies such as carbon capture, utilisation and sequestration.”
For studying the implementation of a hydrogen-power plant concept for data centers in Singapore, Keppel DC and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Asia Pacific signed an MoU in June.
Perry Ong, Chief Executive Officer, City Gas, said,
“We are pleased to work with Keppel DC to support their FDCP project exploration. Leveraging our expertise in a comprehensive range of safe, reliable and clean gas solutions, City Gas is constantly exploring ways to further lower carbon emissions. We are already using natural gas in the town gas manufacturing process with a longer-term view of using hydrogen to further minimize environmental impact. We are thus eager to expand our green efforts in the data center sector with this MOU.”