Engie to build Singapore’s first integrated district cooling network


French multinational electric utility Engie has secured a contract to design an integrated system of the district cooling network in Singapore.

Engie has been selected by Jurong Town Corporation (JTC) and Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) to design the district cooling system for Punggol Digital District.

The 30,000 RT, 105 MW district cooling system will serve JTC, SIT and community facilities.

The system is the first integrated platform to serve together a business park, a university and community facilities.

The aim is to create synergies, enable close integration between industry and academia, as well as foster vibrant and strong communities.

The project is part of Singapore’s Smart Nation initiative and is expected to help the Asian country reach its digital economy goals.

The district will house key growth sectors of the digital economy such as cybersecurity and digital technology to create an ecosystem of open innovation.

Engie won the contract as part of efforts to collaborate with cities and regions to innovate and accelerate the adoption of smart energy and cities technologies. The deal accelerates the utility’s footprint in developing customer-centric solutions.

“JTC is committed to partnering with enterprises and communities in the development of sustainable industry spaces like Punggol Digital District. By integrating JTC’s and SIT’s district cooling systems, we can centralise the District’s cooling needs to reduce its energy consumption and carbon footprint. We look forward to working with ENGIE to create a district that is sustainable, liveable and attractive to businesses and talents,” said David Tan, assistant CEO, JTC.

In March 2018, ENGIE announced an S$80 million investment in Singapore to develop its Centre of Expertise for District Cooling over the next five years. The funds will help to develop new, innovative district cooling projects across Singapore and the Asia-Pacific region.

To date, ENGIE operates more than 320 low-carbon urban heating and cooling networks in 20 countries