ST Telemedia Global Data Centres (STT GDC) has today announced the construction of its newest data center facility in Singapore STT Defu 3, the group’s eighth facility in the country.

The new 15MW data center brings STT GDC flagship Defu data center campus to a total capacity of 40MW. As designed, the hyperscale data center is expected to meet the sustainability benchmark of BCA-IMDA Green Mark Platinum and LEED v4.

“The Defu and Tai Seng industrial estates are part of a fast-growing data center cluster in northeast Singapore.  Expanding our STT Defu campus underscores our dominance in this data center zone and in Singapore where we are leading with a significant footprint of eight data centers in multiple regions. The data center campus has also been a key pillar of our growth strategy,” said Clement Goh, CEO – Southeast Asia, ST Telemedia Global Data Centres.

“This campus strategy enables our customers to easily expand within and to other STT GDC campuses nearby as well as tap on the rich connectivity that serves the growing demands in the Asia Pacific region.  This has given customers the confidence that we can support their high-growth requirements in a cost-efficient manner.”

The new STT Defu 3 is a seven-level facility located at Defu Avenue 1, which will have a gross floor area of about 156,000 square feet (14,500 square meters).  The data center will also be interconnected via fiber cables with the other two data centers on the STT GDC Defu campus.

“With the ever-growing need for more data processing and storage capacity, building a new facility will enable STT GDC to meet the skyrocketing demand for capacity and expand on our existing technologies. With every new data center, we also have the opportunity to incorporate the latest sustainable components in our design to ensure we maintain a low carbon footprint and optimal energy efficiency in spite of our business growth,” said Bruno Lopez, President and Group CEO, ST Telemedia Global Data Centres.

“Operating our business sustainably is a core tenet of our values and this is reflected in the design ethos for each new data center globally, where we seek to embed the latest technologies in order to bring even more sustainable solutions to bear, and create new value for our customers, shareholders and people.”

As announced, the new Tier 3 data center facility is expected to be completed by Q3 2022.