Singtel and A-Reit to develop state-of-the art Kim Chuan data centre
Singapore, 4 May 2009 -- Singapore Telecommunications Limited (Singtel) today announced it entered into an agreement with Ascendas Real Estate Investment Trust (A-REIT) under which A-Reit will develop to Singtel’s specification a state-of-the art green data centre. As part of this agreement, Singtel will sell its land in Kim Chuan to A-Reit for S$16 million and lease back the data centre for a period of 20 years plus an extension option.
The data centre, which is expected to be completed by end March 2010, will have 150,000 square feet of space for rental, making it one of the largest data centres in Singapore. This data centre will be equipped to deliver highly secure and reliable network infrastructure services.
Last year, Singtel announced plans to expand its data centre services capabilities at the new Kim Chuan Telecommunications Centre 2 (KCTC2). This will extend Singtel’s current leadership in the data centre industry and offer corporate customers the most innovative solutions. The new facility complements Singtel’s existing Kim Chuan Telecommunications Complex which is highly utilised.
KCTC-2 will be constructed to meet the Building and Construction Authority’s (BCA) Green Mark scheme, a green building rating system that evaluates buildings based on criteria such as energy and water efficiency, as well as environmental protection and innovation. The new facility will also allow customers to enjoy convenient one-stop access to Singtel’s award-winning suite of end-to-end Managed and Professional Services. In addition, customers can leverage state-of-the-art technologies from Singtel and its partners to address their high performance computing needs, including virtualisation and smart cooling solutions. These services will help customers optimise their operations and increase the competitiveness of their businesses.