Keppel Data Centres, City Gas and City-OG Gas Energy Services have signed an agreement to explore using Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) and hydrogen to power Keppel’s Floating Data Centre Park in Singapore.
Under the Memorandum of Understanding signed today (Monday 26 October, 2020), the three organisations will jointly explore and evaluate LNG procurement strategies and energy transition to hydrogen in the longer-term.
“As industry leaders in technologies, such as the tri-generation LNG and steam methane reforming, our partners will provide insights which will enhance the design and envisaged operations at the Floating Data Centre Park to achieve optimal energy efficiency and reduction in carbon emissions,” said Wong Wai Meng, the Chief Executive Officer of Keppel Data Centres.
The three parties will also look at carbon capture, utilisation and sequestration as well as cold energy harnessing for the Floating Data Centre Park, which will be crucial for cooling the data center.
“With our expertise in gas solutions and tri-generation, we are excited to be part of this collaboration, which will allow us to understand better how our know-how can be applied to the growing data center industry,” said Gio Lee, Chief Executive Officer of City-OG Gas Energy Services.
The initiative is in line with Keppel’s Vision 2030, which prioritises sustainability in studying ways to create more energy efficient and greener data center solutions, so the burgeoning needs of the digital economy can be met in a safe, reliable and environmentally friendly manner.
“Leveraging our expertise in a comprehensive range of safe, reliable and clean gas solutions, City Gas is constantly exploring ways to further lower carbon emissions. We are thus eager to expand our green efforts in the data center sector with this MOU,” said Perry Ong, the Chief Executive Officer of City Gas.
City Gas already uses natural gas in the town gas manufacturing process with a longer-term view of using hydrogen to further minimise environmental impact.