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.
Amongst SDC’s customers are developments such as the Marina Bay Sands Integrated Resort and the Marina Bay Financial Centre in Singapore, as well as the upcoming mixed development Raffles City Chongqing in China.
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