Turner & Townsend, the global programme management and construction consultancy, has been appointed by telecommunications provider Telin Singapore to provide project and cost management services for Telin-3 – its latest data centre and telecommunications hub in Singapore.
The five-storey, US$115m facility will be the third of its kind to be operated on the island by Telin Singapore, and the first at the newly opened Data Center Park (DCP) in the Jurong district.
The project is another step forward in Singapore’s digital development strategy as it witnesses a surge in demand for data centres and data management services.
Set to complete in 2016, the 20,000m2 hub will provide reliable, secure and seamless telecommunications services in both Asia and globally.
Telin Singapore is a wholly owned subsidiary of PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia International (Telin), which in turn is owned by Telkom Group, Indonesia’s largest telecommunications company.
Commenting on the appointment, Brian Shuptrine, Director at Turner & Townsend said: “Turner & Townsend has established a strong reputation for delivering purpose-built data centres and complex multinational programmes globally, and we are delighted to be part of such a groundbreaking project in Singapore’s telecoms sector.
“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.
“While the new data centre 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.”
Ms. Septika Noegraheni Widyasrini, CEO of Telin Singapore, added:
“Telin-3 marks an important milestone for Telin Singapore. Telin-3 is our first facility in the Data Center Park. 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.”
The Data Center Park is an ambitious project facilitated by Singapore Government located in western part of Singapore that will ultimately be plotted up to eight data centres.