STMicroelectronics, one of the world’s largest semiconductor manufacturers, made a global commitment to become carbon neutral by 2027. With this target in mind, they were seeking ways to significantly reduce their carbon emissions – and fast. Since the manufacturing of semiconductor “wafers” demands massive process cooling capacity, seeking a more efficient cooling system was the perfect place to start. They selected SP Group (SP) to make the vision a reality. One unique factor was that the cooling system was required to cool both a manufacturing plant and office areas - in other words, spaces with very different cooling requirements.
In partnership with STMicroelectronics, SP will design, build, own, and operate Singapore's largest industrial District Cooling System. With a cooling capacity of up to 36,000 refrigeration tonnes, this project will be the largest district cooling system for an industrial development in Singapore when completed in 2025. This is ST’s first deployment of district cooling at a manufacturing facility globally - it will achieve 20 per cent savings in cooling-related electricity consumption every year, and at the same time, reduce ST’s carbon emissions by up to 120,000 tonnes per year.