The plant will have a cooling capacity up to 14,000 RT.
Keppel DCHS has secured a $300m contract with JTC to build and operate a new district cooling system (DCS) in Jurong Innovation District (JID) for 30 years.
The new plant will have a cooling capacity up to 14,000 refrigeration tonnes (RT) and provide chilled water supply service to the developments in Bulim Phase 1, covering a 28-hectare area mainly comprising high-specification industrial-use buildings, said Keppel DCHS in a news release.
“A DCS comprises the installation of a centralised chilled water processing plant that serves a cluster of buildings via a network of distribution pipes for their air-conditioning needs,” explained Keppel DCHS. “By aggregating the customers’ energy loads, the overall installed capacity can be lower than if each building used a separate cooling unit, improving energy efficiency. Such aggregation also reduces the overall carbon footprint.”
The new plant is expected to be completed in 2022, and will stand in the upcoming Bulim Phase 1 of JID.
Keppel DHCS currently provides environmentally friendly DCS services to Changi Business Park, one-north (Biopolis, Fusionopolis, Mediapolis) and Woodlands Wafer Fab Park as well as retail cooling services to Sim Lim Square, CrimsonLogic, and Arkema.
Keppel DHCS will increase its total installed cooling capacity in Singapore by nearly 20% to more than 82,000 RT once the JID CDS plant is completed.
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