Singapore’s leading telecommunications provider, Singtel, has set in motion an impressive endeavor with the commencement of the construction of DC Tuas, a groundbreaking data centre that promises to redefine the landscape of digital infrastructure in the region. The momentous event was marked by a ceremony attended by distinguished guests, including the Chief Executive of the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA), Mr. Lew Chuen Hong.

During the ceremony, Mr. Lew expressed his commendation for Singtel’s commitment to enhancing the country’s digital foundation.

“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.”

Mr Lew Chuen Hong, Chief Executive of IMDA

Anticipated to be operational by 2025, DC Tuas is poised to become Singapore’s highest power density, hyper-connected green data centre. Boasting an impressive 58MW of IT load capacity, this facility is tailored to meet the surging demand for robust, sustainable digital infrastructure, all while optimizing the use of land, power, and water resources. Spanning 120,000 square feet across eight stories, DC Tuas is set to stand as Singapore’s exclusive data centre integrated with a cable landing station. This unique feature promises unprecedented international and domestic connectivity, underpinning enhanced network performance, reduced latency, and heightened reliability.

Embracing Singtel’s dedication to environmental responsibility, DC Tuas stands as a testament to the company’s decarbonization objectives, epitomized by its low power utilisation effectiveness (PUE). Employing cutting-edge cooling technologies, the centre will be capable of supporting rack densities of up to 80kW per rack through efficient liquid cooling, thereby driving its PUE below the remarkable threshold of 1.3.

In a statement reflecting Singtel’s unwavering commitment, CEO of Singtel’s Digital InfraCo, Mr. Bill Chang, asserted, “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.”

Currently offering 60MW of data centre capacity in Singapore, Singtel is set to bolster its digital prowess further. With the introduction of DC Tuas, the total capacity is projected to soar to an impressive 118MW upon its operational debut in 2025. Notably, even before the commencement of construction, DC Tuas has already attracted substantial interest from a diverse array of potential customers, including hyperscalers, multinational and regional corporations, as well as Singaporean enterprises.

Guest-of-Honour, IMDA Chief Executive Mr Lew Chuen Hong (3rd from left), at the groundbreaking ceremony for Singapore’s highest power density data centre

From left to right:

Mr Arthur Lang, Group Chief Financial Officer, Singtel

Mr Yuen Kuan Moon, Group Chief Executive Officer, Singtel

Mr Lew Chuen Hong, Chief Executive, IMDA

Ms Aileen Chia, Deputy Chief Executive, IMDA

Mr Bill Chang, Chief Executive Officer, Digital InfraCo, Singtel

Beyond Singapore’s borders, Singtel has forged partnerships to expand its data centre footprint. Collaborating with Telkom and Medco Power in Indonesia, as well as GULF and AIS in Thailand, Singtel is poised to unveil data centres in Batam and Bangkok, respectively.

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