23 September 2011

Keppel DHCS marks milestone with topping out in Tianjin Eco-City

Singapore's Minister of State for National Development and Trade and Industry Mr Lee Yi Shyan today graced the topping out ceremony of Tianjin Eco-City Keppel New Energy Development Co., Ltd.'s (TEC-Keppel) district heating and cooling system (DHCS) plant in the Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-City (Tianjin Eco-City).

The plant is located in the Eco-Business Park (EBP) of Tianjin Eco-City. Testing and commissioning will start in early November this year.

By 2012, the plant will be ready to commence supply of chilled water and hot water service to Landmark Building One and Ready-Built Offices One in the EBP which are developed by Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-City Investment and Development Co.,Ltd. (SSTEC).

The topping out ceremony was also attended by distinguished guests from Tianjin which included Mr Lin Xuefeng and Mr Meng Xianzhang, Vice Chairmen of Tianjin Eco-City Administrative Committee. Also present were Mr Tay Kim Poh, Deputy Secretary (Development) for the Ministry of National Development, Mr Goh Toh Sim, Chief Representative (China) of Keppel Corporation and Chairman of TEC-Keppel, as well as Mr Ho Tong Yen, Chief Executive Officer of SSTEC.

Mr Joseph Ng, Chief Executive Officer of Keppel DHCS Pte. Ltd. (Keppel DHCS), said, "The topping out ceremony of the DHCS plant bears much significance for Keppel DHCS as it means that we are a step closer to the completion of the plant, our first inroad overseas.

"Aligned with the environmental targets of Tianjin Eco-City, DHCS is a greener and more cost-effective choice for heating and cooling. We look forward to replicate this environmentally-friendly solution in other parts of China."

TEC-Keppel is a joint venture by Keppel DHCS, a wholly owned subsidiary of Keppel Integrated Engineering Limited, and Tianjin Eco-City Energy Investment and Construction Co., Ltd. One of the earliest investments by a Singapore technology company in Tianjin Eco-City, TEC-Keppel focuses on the investment, development, design, construction, operation, maintenance and consultancy for DHCS, Tri-generation and other utility services in Tianjin Eco-City.

DHCS is an installation of a centrally chilled water and hot water processing plant to serve a cluster of buildings for their heating and air-conditioning needs. The plant distributes chilled water and hot water to its customers' buildings through a network of pipes. As most of the equipment is located at the centralised plant, customers can free-up spaces that would otherwise be used for the conventional air-conditioning systems. DHCS is an energy-efficient system and therefore will contribute to the Eco-City in meeting its key performance indicators.

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About Keppel DHCS Pte. Ltd.

A wholly-owned subsidiary of Keppel Integrated Engineering Limited, the environmental engineering division of Keppel Corporation Limited, Keppel DHCS is currently Singapore's largest district cooling systems (DCS) service provider.

Keppel DHCS provides cooling services through the development and operation of DCS at major business parks in Singapore. Keppel DHCS currently services Changi Business Park, one-north and Woodlands Wafer Fab Park with a total plant capacity exceeding 48,000 RT. Keppel DHCS was incorporated in 1998, and is the first DCS service provider in Singapore.

About Keppel Integrated Engineering Limited

Keppel Integrated Engineering Limited (KIE) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Keppel Corporation Limited, a leading mainboard listed conglomerate in Singapore.

KIE is a leading provider of comprehensive and integrated environmental solutions ranging from consultancy, design and engineering, technology development, and the construction, operations and maintenance of facilities. Its advanced technology solutions address a wide spectrum of environmental issues such as solid waste, wastewater, drinking and process water, and sludge.

In water treatment, KIE has more than 30 years of experience, having implemented more than 350 water and wastewater treatment projects to date. KIE is currently building what will be the largest integrated wastewater treatment, water reuse and sludge treatment plant in Qatar when completed. In April this year, KIE also signed a joint venture agreement to pursue wastewater treatment opportunities in the Tianjin Eco-City.

Besides environmental engineering, KIE also offers an integrated range of expertise from facilities management, heating and cooling services to construction, fabrication and maintenance services for industrial structures and equipment.

For more information, please contact:

Frances Teh (Ms)
Senior Executive
Group Corporate Communications
Keppel Corporation
Singapore Mobile: (65) 9842 6853
Email: frances.teh@kepcorp.com

This press release is also available at www.kepcorp.com, www.kie.com.sg and www.keppeldhcs.com.sg.