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Singapore risks losing new data center demand, Keppel warns

Conglomerate wants authorities to add major capacity running on greener energy

Keppel Corp. in Singapore estimates the industry's aggregate demand will be over 3 gigawatts, or 3,000 megawatts, by 2030, based on what industry players predict. (Photo courtesy of Keppel)

SINGAPORE -- Singapore, one of the world's largest hubs for data centers, could lose future demand to regional economies unless the city-state expands its capacity for new projects in an environmentally friendly way, according to a senior executive from Keppel Corp., a state-backed conglomerate.

The city-state ended a three-year pause on new data center projects last year and called for applications to build new facilities but with higher green standards.

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