More details on the first data center announced for Singapore’s upcoming data center park
British management and construction consultancy Turner & Townsend has been appointed by Telin Singapore to provide project and cost management services for its Telin-3 data center. The first data center announced in the ambitious Singapore data center park (DCP), the five-storey facility will cost US$115m.
As reported earlier, Telin-3 is constructed on an 8,000 sq m plot of land, and will offer a gross floor area of 20,000 sq m when completed by the third quarter of 2016. According to a company representative who had briefed Datacenter Dynamics, Telin-3 will be designed and built to meet at least Uptime Institute’s Tier 3 and Tier 4 availability and reliability standards.
At that time, Freddi Huang, the head of network engineering and operations at Telin Singapore had explained that Telin saw the data center park (DCP) as a prime location given its implicit endorsement by the Singapore Government. Building a data center at the DCP is akin to plugging into the heart of the Smart Nation initiative currently championed by the Infocomm Development Authority (IDA) of Singapore, he told us.
The digital heart
Telin-3 in Singapore (artist’s impression)
“Our appointment is testament to our deep understanding of Telin’s commercial needs, and we look forward to helping it cement Singapore as a strategic data hub,” said Brian Shuptrine, director at Turner & Townsend, in a statement.
“While the new data center will offer cutting edge telecommunications services, our work will also help the data facility meet the green building criteria set by the government of Singapore – without compromising on quality or exceeding budget,” he added.
“Telin-3 marks an important milestone for Telin Singapore. Telin-3 is our first facility in the Data Center Park,” said Septika Noegraheni Widyasrini, CEO of Telin Singapore. “Telkom Group has invested heavily in the last few years to build and to acquire strategic assets, and now we will house our existing and future infrastructure at Telin-3 upon completion.”