Engie to invest S$80 million in Singapore

Engie is to invest S$80 million in Singapore in energy innovation and efficiency, including district cooling, over the next five years.

Its Centre of Expertise for District Cooling will support the development of new district cooling projects in Singapore and in the Asia-Pacific region, and create 170 jobs for skilled staff, most of whom will be engineers.
Isabelle Kocher, Engie Group's chief executive officer
“Singapore’s Smart Nation initiatives will provide Engie with an opportunity to test new solutions in real cases and to establish one of its main regional development platforms for district cooling systems,” the company said in a statement.

Isabelle Kocher, Engie Group’s chief executive officer, said: “Singapore’s vision to be a Smart Nation and its leadership in sustainability, innovation and ease of doing business, make it an obvious choice to continue to build and test our innovations there.”

Engie’s expansion in the country is supported by the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB) and the Singapore centre will become its innovation hub for the Asia Pacific.

Engie said the Singapore centre will develop and roll out digital solutions and services across the region to harness real-time data and insights. This will help customers manage and improve energy efficiency, maximise performance, and create better ambient experiences for their end-users.

EDB’s chairman Dr Beh Swan Gin said Singapore has been accelerating efforts to develop digitalisation as a key competency across the different sectors in the economy.

He added: “Engie’s decision to anchor its Centre of Expertise in Singapore to drive digital and energy efficiency initiatives in the region is a strong vote of confidence in our capabilities. At the same time, this centre will also help groom more Singaporeans to participate in this area of growth.”

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