Asia, District Energy

District cooling for Singapore

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI), jointly with Mitsubishi Corporation (MC), has received an order for nine centrifugal chillers for a large-scale district cooling system to serve Singapore’s New Downtown, currently under development at Marina Bay.

The nine chillers, with a total cooling capacity of 25,600 refrigeration tonnes (1 RT = 3024 Kcal/hr), were ordered by Singapore District Cooling Pte Ltd (SDC), a joint venture between Singapore Power Limited, a local energy utility, and Dalkia.

The New Downtown at Marina Bay in Singapore’s southern sector encompasses an area of approximately 370 hectares adjoining the old downtown.

Of the nine units on order, three are slated for delivery in spring 2009, which will be installed in the first plant as part of SDC’s expansion plan. The remaining six units will be delivered in summer 2009 to be installed in the second district cooling plant which is located in the Singapore’s first integrated resort development area.

This is the second centrifugal chiller order placed with MHI by SDC. When fully developed, the district cooling system is expected to have an installed capacity of about 256,000 RT.