ST Telemedia Global Data Centres (STT GDC), has just announced the official opening of its hyperscale data center facility, Loyang, Singapore. This data center, STT Loyang, supports a Gross Floor Area of over 290,000 square feet (27,000 square meters) with a Net Leasable Area of over 111,000 square feet (10,700 square meters).

Developed to have an IT load capacity of up to 40MW, STT Loyang was first announced in December 2018 and scheduled to come online in 2020, however the delivery was delayed which could be due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

According to STT GDC, many of the electrical, mechanical, and building elements were prefabricated off-site to mitigate pandemic-induced construction delays, leveraging its BIM 3D design technologies. The company further stated that it provided dedicated on-site accommodation for the construction workforce to mitigate any health and safety risks, ensuring that construction could still proceed.

“STT Loyang adds to the breadth of our data center footprint in Singapore with new and significant scale coverage in the East region. This newest facility reinforces our industry leadership in Singapore where we now have eight data centers spread across the island and adds capacity to support the business growth of our key customers at a time when data center capacity is constrained locally,” said Clement Goh, CEO – Southeast Asia, ST Telemedia Global Data Centres.

“Despite the challenges seen in the construction sector in 2020, we worked closely with the relevant authorities and our stakeholders to ensure smooth and COVID-safe completion of construction and today, we are primed to cater to new demands fuelled by economic recovery.”

As announced, the new six-story facility meets the highest sustainability benchmark of BCA-IMDA Green Mark Platinum, having a 2,000 square meter rooftop solar photovoltaic system feeding approximately 400MWh per annum of renewable zero-carbon energy directly into the facility power network, avoiding approximately 158 tonnes of CO2 emissions.