Singtel: Singtel breaks ground on new Singapore data center

Aug 09, 2023 | Posted by MadalineDunn

This week, Singtel announced it has broken ground on a new data center in Singapore. The new facility is an eight-story building that will offer 58MW of IT load capacity across 120,000 sq ft. It's set to go live in 2025.

Named DC Tuas, the data center has a target PUE of below. 1.3 It also includes next-generation cooling capabilities, supporting rack densities of up to 80kW per rack.

Speaking about the new facility, Bill Chang, CEO of Singtel's Digital InfraCo said it 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. He explained that this will be an "important addition" to strengthen the country'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," he added.

Chang also noted that the the carrier-neutral advanced facility has access to "exceptional" connectivity and security. 

"Singapore is integral to our regional data center strategy and we look forward to continue supporting the country's ambition to be a sustainable, global digital hub."

Infocomm Media Development Authority’s (IMDA) chief executive Lew Chuen Hong, said "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."