Singapore: Floating data center park in Singapore to go ahead after gaining regulatory approval

Apr 18, 2023 | Posted by MadalineDunn

Keppel Data Centres has announced that its floating data center park in Singapore has received approval and will proceed. Located at the Loyang Offshore Supply Base operated by Toll Group, the facility was originally proposed back in 2019, which came after a significant investment in California-based floating data center builder, Nautilus Data Centers.

That said, few details have been released regarding the details of the project, aside from the MoU's it has signed with various parties, including Toll Group, Royal Vopaz, City Gas and City-OG Gas Energy Services,  Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Linde Gas Singapore, Mitsui OSK Lines, and Vopak LNG. 

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There are, however, question marks that remain around the viability of the project in light of the company's 2022 divestment of Keppel Offshore & Marine (KOM) due to the company being restructured and combined with Sembcorp Marine.

The company said in an official statement: "Keppel continues to retain strong domain knowledge, and engineering and operational expertise in energy & environment, urban development, and connectivity. Beyond leveraging in-house capabilities, Keppel also works with various industry partners to execute our solutions."