Keppel to explore using LNG and hydrogen to power floating data centre

Keppel Data Centres Holding (Keppel DC) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with City Gas and City-OG Gas Energy Services (City-OG) to explore using liquefied natural gas (LNG) and hydrogen to power its Floating Data Centre Park (FDCP) in Singapore.

Under the MOU, the three parties will jointly explore and evaluate LNG procurement strategies and the energy transition to hydrogen in the longer-term. The parties will also deliberate on cold energy harnessing for FDCP and share expertise on steam methane reforming.

“The collaboration between Keppel DC, City Gas and City-OG broadens the efforts of the Keppel Group in reducing the carbon footprint of data centre operations. We are harnessing synergies across the Group to explore the development of the FDCP, LNG and hydrogen-powered data centres, as well as technologies such as carbon capture, utilisation and sequestration,” said Wong Wai Meng, Chief Executive Officer of Keppel DC.

“We are already using natural gas in the town gas manufacturing process with a longer-term view of using hydrogen to further minimise environmental impact. We are thus eager to expand our green efforts in the data centre sector with this MOU,” said Perry Ong, Chief Executive Officer of City Gas.

“With our expertise in gas solutions and tri-generation, we are excited to be part of this collaboration, which will allow us to understand better how our know-how can be applied to the growing data centre industry. We look forward to further boost Keppel DC’s green initiatives at its FDCP.” said Gio Lee, Chief Executive Officer of City-OG.