Singapore – On 29 January 2024, Danish multinational engineering group, Danfoss, unveiled Asia Pacific’s first Sustainability Technology Center (STC) in Singapore at the Nordic European Center, International Business Park, Singapore.
Supported by the Singapore Economic Development Board, the STC is set to become a prime gateway for introducing global decarbonization solutions to bolster the region’s sustainability efforts through technological development and strategic partnerships.
As a hub for competence development, the Center will also help to localize tried and tested solutions Danfoss has to offer to the Asia Pacific region, empowering local partners with the knowledge and skills for effective implementation of sustainable technologies.
The launch event was graced by Her Excellency, Ms. Tan Poh Hong, Singapore Ambassador to Denmark; Ms. Birgit Dohmann Chang, Deputy Head of Mission at Danish Embassy; Mr. Soh Wai Wah, Principal and CEO of Singapore Polytechnic; Mr. Kim Fausing, President and CEO of Danfoss; together with Mr. Jan Schoemaker, Regional President of Danfoss Asia Pacific Region; and Astrid Mozes, President Regions of Danfoss, commemorating Danfoss’ work and commitment to the green initiatives globally. Over 80 esteemed partners including business leaders, government embassies, agencies and institutions of higher learning were also in attendance.
The STC will showcase live demonstrations of Danfoss’ global decarbonization solutions, where visitors get to witness groundbreaking technologies that underpin some of Singapore’s key sustainability projects.
This includes the Electric Dream Ferry and Keppel Bay Tower, Singapore’s first BCA Green Mark Platinum Zero Energy commercial building. Apart from showcasing Danfoss’ novel marine electrification solutions, the STC will double up as a training, pre-testing and commissioning ground for future adopters.
Kim Fausing, President and CEO, Danfoss commented on the opening of the STC: “Today marks another significant milestone for Danfoss. The Sustainability Technology Center will be a gateway for collaboration, partnerships, innovation, development, and elevating skills in sustainability solutions through training and application development. Seeing is believing, and this Center will serve as a platform for showcasing live decarbonization solutions to our customers and partners. Singapore’s sustainability initiatives and infrastructure make it a prime location to drive decarbonization efforts across the region and beyond. Personally, I am thrilled to witness the Sustainability Technology Center taking off successfully and accelerating the implementation of sustainability initiatives in Singapore and the wider Asia Pacific region. Being part of the solution to build a better future is what our purpose in Danfoss is all about.”
Situated at the central location of Asia Pacific, Singapore is easily accessible for various customers in the region, making this STC geographically strategic to support the different sustainability goals across the Asia Pacific countries. In addition, this STC is an expansion from the previous Green Building Training Center, that was launched in 2020, and the Marine Electrification Application Development Center (ADC) which was previously housed in the Danfoss Singapore Office. With a bigger space, we are now capable of showcasing more energy-efficient innovations for various megatrends.
With a specialization in Buildings, Food & Beverage, Land & Marine Electrification, and Industrial green technologies, the STC will showcase technologies to decarbonize cities and improve energy efficiency across various sectors. These solutions aim to play a pivotal role in Singapore’s roadmap to reach its sustainability commitments made at COP28, as well as its Green Plan 2030 goals.
The STC will also foster the collaborative development of innovative sustainable solutions for traditional industries such as mining, palm oil, and construction. Specialized training to harness application of technologies will form the bedrock of the STC, as it works together with local partners and industries that are moving towards an environmentally conscious future.
Danfoss is also taking active steps to support Singapore Polytechnic (SP) in its efforts to make the entire educational campus CO2 neutral by 2030, as Singapore gears towards having at least one in five educational institutions reach carbon neutrality by 2030. The blueprint for SP comes from the ProjectZero model based on the town of Sønderborg, Denmark which is on track to be CO2 neutral in its energy system by 2029.