SDC commenced commercial operations in May 2006 with One Raffles Quay being the first development to receive chilled water supplies from Singapore’s first district cooling plant. In May 2010, SDC commissioned its second district cooling plant at Marina Bay Sands and increased its total cooling capacity to 60,000RT.
Amongst SDC’s customers are developments such as the Marina Bay Sands Integrated Resort, Gardens by the Bay and the Marina Bay Financial Centre.
Our expertise and technology has been adopted in Raffles City Chongqing, the largest shopping mall in Chongqing, China. SDC’s high-tech district cooling plant commenced operations when the mall opened in September 2019. Raffles City Chongqing is the city’s single largest development to implement an advanced district cooling system and enjoy up to 50% savings in energy cost.
SDC also serves other tenants in Raffles City Chongqing such as the Ascott Service Apartments and Intercontinental Hotel.
District cooling is an innovative urban utility service involving the centralised production of chilled water that is piped to commercial buildings for air-conditioning.
Instead of individual buildings having their own chillers, district cooling reaps the benefits of economies of scale by sharing chiller capacity, operated and maintained by a large and professional team of technical staff.
With attributes similar to public electricity supply, district cooling is an energy and economically efficient urban utility service. It presents attractive value propositions to building owners:
Round-the-clock availability and support
High supply reliability
More space for alternative use
Lower initial and recurrent operating costs
Platinum Green Mark Certification
Energy assessment on existing and potential savings