Keppel Data Center REIT: Keppel Data Centres and Woodside partner on liquid hydrogen supply

Apr 28, 2023 | Posted by MadalineDunn

Keppel Corporation has signed an agreement with Australia's Woodside Energy, which could see it supply 1,000 tonnes (1,100 tons) of liquid hydrogen a day from Woodside's portfolio of planned production facilities, to Keppel's data center in Singapore. This deal follows a series of successful feasibility studies that commenced in late 2021, and saw the two, alongside Osaka Gas, test out the possibility of a hydrogen supply chain from Australia to Singapore.

The data center in question is the floating data center campus, Datapark+, which has just received regulatory approval, with the H2Perth facility in Perth, Western Australia, one of the production facilities pegged to supply the hydrogen. 

Speaking about this, Woodside Executive Vice President of New Energy Shaun Gregory said liquefying hydrogen provides the opportunity to export energy that can contribute to the decarbonisation goals of customers. He added that it can also provide an economic and trade opportunity that supports the Singapore-Australia Green Economy Agreement.

Wong Wai Meng CEO of Keppel Data Centres, commented:"We are investing to create a sustainable future for data centres through innovative lower-carbon solutions. Access to a stable supply of hydrogen to power our data centres in Singapore will accelerate our decarbonisation efforts as we transition towards net zero emissions. We look forward to deepening our collaboration with Woodside to explore ways to reduce emissions and make a positive environmental impact."