HOME > Case Studies > Industrial Automation > Keppel DHCS Pte Ltd

Keppel DHCS Pte Ltd

Keppel DHCS is known as the largest provider of district heating and cooling systems in Singapore. The company has implemented energy-saving measures at three of its DCS plants in response to stronger national environmental protection measures and in order to reinforce its business competitiveness by reducing operational costs of their facilities. The company has achieved figures well above its preset energy targets while minimizing both investment and risk by adopting an approach of making use of the plants’ existing facilities and developing measures based on an ESCO plan.

A Road Map for the Next Decade of Energy Savings Being the Key to Business Success

In the early 19th century, Singapore became UK’s trading hub in the East and its prosperity has been based predominantly on the transit trade between India and China taking place there. For some time now, Singapore has been ranked among the top in the world in terms of GDP and continues to grow economically with its high ability to compete in international markets. Keppel Corporation, a government-linked company developing its business in a wide range of industries, such as infrastructure, real estate, marine, and investment, plays a role in Singapore’s development. Being a member of such company, Keppel DHCS Pte Ltd is recognized as the largest DHCS*1 provider in Singapore.

Today, Keppel DHCS owns four DCS*1 plants located in four different districts of Changi, Woodlands, Biopolis, and Mediapolis in Singapore. Keppel DHCS has a DHCS plant in Tianjin, China, and is making positive efforts to expand its business in Indonesia and other Southeast Asian regions as well.

In recent years, the Singapore government has been focusing its efforts on promoting energy efficiency in the building field as in industry, and has been working on various initiatives by, for example, implementing the BCA Green Mark Scheme*2 to assess environmentallyfriendly buildings. “The assessment applies to DCS plants, so we had to meet the energy requirements for our plants also. But of course, it is true that implementing energy-saving measures increases efficiency and reduces energy cost, which leads to reinforcement of our business foundations. So from a few years ago, we started to draw up a road map for the next 10 years of energy savings at our DCS plants,” says Mr. Ng.

This case study was published in the 2017 Vol.1 issue of the azbil Group's corporate magazine, azbil.