Environmental
Performance


Keppel is committed to operate in an environmentally-conscious manner and comply with environmental rules and regulations.

Keppel Telecommunications & Transportation’s Almere Data Centre 2, in the Netherlands, incorporates an environmentally-conscious design.
Green Technology

Keppel Telecommunications & Transportation’s (Keppel T&T) first greenfield data centre in Europe, Almere Data Centre 2, is a high quality facility with an environmentally-conscious design. Among its green features are a chilled-water cooling system that uses ambient air for cooling and Dynamic Rotary Uninterruptible Power Systems (DRUPs), which are more efficient and produce less chemical waste.

In Sydney, Keppel REIT’s 8 Chifley Square is a 5-star energy-rated property under the National Australian Built Environment Rating System. The commercial building houses an onsite tri-generation plant that generates electricity using a gas engine, which is twice as efficient as coal-fired power stations and reduces carbon emissions. The tri-generation technology is recognised under Australia’s Green Star Design as a carbon and demand reduction initiative.

Efficiency Upgrades

Keppel Offshore & Marine upgraded the conventional lights at several yards to LED lights and motion lighting, and installed induction lights as dock yard lights for improved luminance and energy savings.

In 2015, Keppel Infrastructure’s district cooling division upgraded two sets of chiller systems and implemented a linear programming-based real-time smart control system at its district cooling system (DCS) plant at Changi Business Park. It also upgraded the fan blades at Woodlands Wafer Fab Park DCS plant to highly efficient aerofoil blades.

At the Ulu Pandan NEWater Plant, the cooling load consumption in the motor control centre room was further reduced by redesigning the partition to optimise cooling of electrical equipment.

Photovoltaic cell installations are in operation at Ocean Financial Centre, Ulu Pandan NEWater Plant and Changi Business Park DCS plant. Meanwhile, Keppel T&T’s distribution centre in the Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-City utilises a solar water heater for its sanitary system.

Water Efficiency

Water consumption in Keppel Merlimau Cogen Plant has reduced significantly following the implementation of an Automatic Blowdown Control system. The system measures water chemistry and computes the precise amount of water that should be discarded to maintain the quality of water used by the steam turbines to generate steam, which in turn minimises water losses, yields operating cost savings and improves operational efficiency.

Managing Emissions

Keppel aims to achieve a 16% improvement in its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from 2020 business-as-usual (BAU) levels.

Working with Stakeholders

Keppel Land WATCO, the Keppel Land-led joint venture behind Saigon Centre in Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh City, collaborated with Philips Lighting Vietnam to retrofit the lighting system of Saigon Centre Phase 1.

This is an extension of a 2014 collaboration between Keppel Land and Philips in Singapore. With the lighting replacements, office tenants have benefitted from improved lighting ambience and visual comfort.