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Linde, ST Telemedia Global Data Centres, YTL PowerSeraya and YTL Data Center to explore feasibility of using hydrogen generated power in Singapore

Jun 22, 2022
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Singapore – June 22, 2022: Linde, ST Telemedia Global Data Centres (“STT GDC”), YTL PowerSeraya Pte. Limited and YTL Data Center Holdings Pte. Ltd. (collectively known as “YTL”) entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (“MOU”) today to collaborate on a clean hydrogen energy proof-of-concept (“POC”) that will contribute to Singapore’s sustainability efforts.

 

Singapore's power sector currently accounts for about 40% of the country's overall emissions1. According to the latest Energy 2050 Committee report, commissioned by industry regulator Energy Market Authority (“EMA”), it is possible for the country’s power sector to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050 while still maintaining energy security and affordability.  Under the Energy Reset pillar of the Singapore Green Plan 2030, the adoption of low-carbon alternatives such as clean hydrogen will be a key contributor to the energy transition. 

 

Through this partnership, Linde, STT GDC, and YTL will explore the feasibility of using clean hydrogen to power the data centre ecosystem in Singapore.  This MOU marks a pivotal step towards enabling the use of low-carbon power through hydrogen for Singapore’s power and data centre sectors, complementing Singapore’s plans to import renewable electricity.

 

“Linde has a US$2.5 billion hydrogen business today with more than 150 major hydrogen production plants globally. Our long-standing expertise and reliable technologies for hydrogen production, processing and supply will provide Singapore’s power sector with a competitive and effective decarbonisation pathway to create a more sustainable future for Singapore.” said Qian Wen-Bin, Linde’s Asia Pacific Head of Clean Hydrogen and Decarbonisation.
 

“As one of Singapore’s largest power generation companies, we are at the centre of the energy transition and are committed to exploring energy innovations and building the nation’s capabilities in alternative energy sources. At the same time, YTL PowerSeraya already has a synergistic partnership with our affiliate YTL Data Center to look into powering their data centres with green energy. This further places us in a good position to contribute towards a low-carbon data centre ecosystem, thereby aligning with our aim to build a more sustainable energy future,” said John Ng, CEO of YTL PowerSeraya.  

 

“Sustainability has always been a priority for STT GDC, especially in recent years where climate concerns have been more prevalent.  However, to really make an impact with decarbonisation, we need to tackle the issue at the source of the power ecosystem.  As one of the leading global data centre providers, we are delighted to spearhead this change with our partners and energy ecosystem. Together with industry leaders like Linde and YTL, we are confident that this will further our ESG commitment by allowing us to deliver sustainable clean energy to support data centre needs and the clean energy sector, and more importantly, help to strengthen Singapore’s foothold as a global sustainability hub,” said Bruno Lopez, President and Group Chief Executive Officer, ST Telemedia Global Data Centres.


This partnership is aligned to the organisations’ goals and commitment to building a sustainable global economy.  Last year, STT GDC announced ESG strategy and commitment towards carbon-neutral data centre operations by 2030, and the use of renewable energy being key to the STT GDC Group’s sustainability ambitions. The Group had also participated in several green initiatives such as a pilot auction of carbon credits by Climate Impact Exchange (CIX) and were recognised for its LEED Gold certified green data centres. Under the YTL Group of Companies, YTL PowerSeraya aims to reach carbon neutrality by 2050 and a 60% reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2030, while YTL Data Center – which recently launched its first green data centre park in Malaysia – has an ambition to build sustainable data-driven ecosystems powered by renewable energy. Linde has also announced its goal to reduce GHG emissions by 35% by 2035. 
 

1Energy Market Authority, Charting the Energy Transition to 2050

 

About Linde
Linde is a leading global industrial gases and engineering company with 2021 sales of US$31 billion (€26 billion). We live our mission of making our world more productive every day by providing high-quality solutions, technologies and services which are making our customers more successful and helping to sustain and protect our planet.


The company serves a variety of end markets including chemicals & energy, food & beverage, electronics, healthcare, manufacturing, metals and mining. Linde's industrial gases are used in countless applications, from life-saving oxygen for hospitals to high-purity & specialty gases for electronics manufacturing, hydrogen for clean fuels and much more. Linde also delivers state-of-the-art gas processing solutions to support customer expansion, efficiency improvements and emissions reductions.

 

For more information about the company and its products and services, please visit www.linde.com.   

 

About ST Telemedia Global Data Centres
ST Telemedia Global Data Centres is one of the fastest-growing data centre providers, headquartered in Singapore. With a global platform of data centres in the world’s major business markets of over 160 facilities across Singapore, UK, India, China, Thailand, South Korea, Indonesia and Japan, STT GDC offers a full suite of best-in-class, highly scalable and flexible data centre solutions, connectivity and support services that best meet customers’ current and future colocation needs. For more details, please visit sttelemediagdc.com.


About YTL PowerSeraya 
YTL PowerSeraya is in the business of producing, wholesaling, trading and retailing of energy; with a primary focus on electricity. As an established player in Singapore’s energy sector, it supplies the country’s energy needs through its multi-utilities platform. The YTL PowerSeraya Group has two subsidiaries: the retail arm under the Geneco brand provides electricity price plans and energy solutions to homes and businesses; while PetroSeraya is the fuel management arm of the Group. 


The YTL PowerSeraya Group is a wholly-owned subsidiary of YTL Power International Berhad. To find out more about YTL PowerSeraya, please visit the website: https://ytlpowerseraya.com.sg/.  


About YTL Data Center 
YTL Data Center Holdings Pte. Ltd. (YTL DC) is the digital infrastructure subsidiary of YTL Power. Headquartered in Singapore, it enables digital technology leaders to utilise trusted infrastructure that can empower their success. The company offers data center services that enable scaling with agility and speed, delivering comprehensive customer centric solutions.
                    
For more details on YTL DC, please visit: http://ytldatacenters.com/

 

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