Singtel, a leading telecommunications company, marked a significant milestone today as it commenced construction on DC Tuas, Singapore’s groundbreaking hyper-connected green data center.
The ceremony, attended by Lew Chuen Hong, Chief Executive of the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA), highlighted the company’s commitment to advancing the nation’s digital infrastructure.
Lew Chuen Hong praised Singtel’s dedication to enhancing Singapore’s digital landscape, stating, “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.”
Scheduled to be operational by 2025, DC Tuas will boast an impressive 58MW of IT load capacity, effectively meeting the surging demand for sustainable and high-quality digital infrastructure. The facility spans 120,000 square feet across eight stories, uniquely integrating a cable landing station within the data centre. This integration promises unparalleled connectivity for customers, delivering improved network performance, lower latency, and heightened reliability on both domestic and international fronts.
Unveiling Singtel’s commitment to sustainability, DC Tuas aligns with the company’s decarbonization goals through its low power utilisation effectiveness (PUE). The data centre’s design incorporates innovative next-generation cooling capabilities that can support rack densities of up to 80kW per rack, significantly reducing the PUE to an impressive level below 1.3.
Bill Chang, CEO of Singtel’s Digital InfraCo, emphasized the significance of DC Tuas in bolstering Singapore’s digital infrastructure and positioning the country as a key business and connectivity hub.
“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,” Bill Chang said.
Currently providing 60MW of data centre capacity in Singapore, Singtel’s total capacity will surge to an impressive 118MW upon the completion of DC Tuas in 2025. Even before construction is finalized, DC Tuas has garnered substantial interest from a diverse range of customers, including hyperscalers, multinational and regional corporations, as well as local Singaporean enterprises.
In addition to its Singapore data centres, Singtel has partnered with leading companies across the region to develop data centres in Indonesia and Thailand, further solidifying its commitment to regional digital expansion.