ST Engineering to build 7.5MW Boon Lay data centre

Its fourth data centre in Singapore.

ST Engineering to build 7.5MW Boon Lay data centre
Photo Credit: Paul Mah - ST Engineering Ground Breaking Ceremony

ST Engineering today held a groundbreaking ceremony for its fourth data centre in Singapore.

The capacity of the new facility is 7.5MW, and once completed in Q1 2026, will bring its data centre footprint to more than 30MW in Singapore.

The ST Engineering Data Centre @ Boon Lay is located within the premises of ST Engineering Land Systems at Boon Lay, which is gazetted as a protected area.

The data centre

According to ST Engineering, its data centre is designed to appeal to customers from the government sector and enterprises with stringent data security requirements.

Details of the upcoming data centre:

  • 7-storey building.
  • 20kW racks and higher.
  • Investment of SG$120M over 3 years.
  • Plan for TIA-942, MAS TVRA, Uptime accreditations.

Focus on sustainability

The new data centre is designed with a strong focus on sustainability.

  • Will run at 26°C.
  • Design PUE of 1.25.
  • BCA-IMDA Green Mark Platinum.
  • Will support liquid, immersion cooling.

It will be the first data centre to feature vertical solar panels and Airbitat cooling units, an evaporative cooling tech developed by ST Engineering.

  • The solar panels are spread over 2,400 sqm facing the East. Details are still being finalised, but it should have a rated capacity of around 180kVp.
  • Airbitat units will work together with conventional chillers, handling more than 40% data centre heat load. ST Engineering says it will help achieve 20% energy savings.

More secure than other DCs

Apart from being nested within a protected area, the new data centre will feature various security features including ST Engineering's own AGIL Vision, an AI-powered video solution.

I wrote about AGIL Vision last year, noting how it allows operators to search camera feeds, ChatGPT-style, using its onboard generative AI technology.

Approved before IMDA's 300MW

I did notice that the facility was built right next to Jurong River.

Francis Kee told me that site surveys have given the site the all-clear. Moreover, the data centre will also be built on slightly raised ground and appropriate mitigation measures will be built during construction if required.

And yes, I asked, and ST Engineering told me that its Boon Lay data centre was approved before IMDA announced the release of an additional 300MW of data centre capacity.

What do you think of ST Engineering's new data centre?