Singapore, Nov 28 — In a progressive move towards sustainable water management and reduced environmental impact from data centres, the next-generation water technology company Hydroleap has announced a strategic partnership with IX Technology (IXT), a leading Singapore-based provider of data centre mechanical and electrical (M&E) infrastructure solutions. This collaboration is aimed at transforming water management in cooling towers, allowing businesses in the data centre industry to reduce water consumption, lower chemical use, bring down the carbon footprint and improve regulatory compliance.
IXT will promote Hydroleap’s patented Electro-Oxidation Technology (HL-EO) which is being used by major blue-chip data centre companies and CapitaLand, to more data centre & semiconductor companies in Singapore, Malaysia & Vietnam. The data centre industry plays a crucial role in supporting the digital infrastructure of the modern world. However, with their intensive water consumption and discharges, the sector faces growing pressure to adopt eco-friendly practices and comply with ESG requirements.
There are a bunch of factors putting Singapore in a vulnerable spot in this regard. In a 2022 global market comparison report, Singapore was ranked as the number two most desirable market for data centre facilities globally. Singapore’s industrial sector utilizes 55% of the country’s water including data centres which is expected to rise to 70% by 2060.
Data centres use significant amounts of energy and water resources to fuel power-hungry servers, yet at the same time, demand for data centre services continues to rise. OpenAI’s ChatGPT consumes 500 ml of water for every 5 to 50 prompts it answers according to a researcher at the University of California. As generative AI adoption picks up, this water usage is expected to rise further. In light of these factors, the partnership between Hydroleap and IXT promotes a more sustainable future for data centre operations.
“Efficient cooling methods with lowered water consumption can play an important role in sustainability. We are thrilled to join forces with IXT to support more data centre companies through our sustainable electrochemical solutions. By combining our teams, we aim to empower data centre businesses to be more sustainable in their water consumption.” said Dr. Mohammad (Moh) Sherafatmand, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Hydroleap.
“This partnership marks a significant milestone in our journey towards building more sustainable data centre facilities. Together with Hydroleap, we aim to set a new standard for water treatment and carbon reduction for data centres.” said Steven Lee, Founder and Managing Director of IXT.
Powered by cutting-edge technologies, Hydroleap is revolutionizing the way industrial wastewater is treated across multiple industries including data centres, food and beverage and palm oil, through solutions that are automated, robust, cost-effective, and environmentally friendly. Driven by a team of specialized R&D experts behind the scenes, Hydroleap’s unique electrochemical techniques can reduce up to 95% of pollutants present in industrial wastewater and lessen the water discharges by 70% in the cooling towers.
IXT specializes in data centre M&E infrastructure solutions to ensure clients’ business continuity and operational uptime. With in-house teams of certified data centre-trained professionals, they provide end-to-end services from design and construction to preventive maintenance with 24×7 technical support for data centres, corporate server rooms and offices for diverse segments of clients.
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Founded in 2016, Hydroleap is a next-generation green wastewater treatment company headquartered in Singapore. Powered by cutting-edge technologies, it is revolutionizing the way industrial wastewater and cooling tower water is treated across multiple sectors, through solutions that are automated, robust, cost-effective, and environmentally friendly. Driven by a team of specialized R&D experts behind the scenes, Hydroleap’s unique electrochemical techniques can enable a reduction of up to 95% of pollutants present in industrial wastewater. The company is backed by institutional investors such as Real Tech Holdings, Mitsubishi Electric, Seeds Capital, Wavemaker Partners, 500 Global and the State Government of Victoria in Australia. For more information, visit https://hydroleap.com/
About IX Technology
Established in 2004, IX Technology (IXT) is a professional M&E infrastructure solution partner that provides turnkey design and build solutions and preventive maintenance services for data centres, corporate server rooms and offices. Headquartered in Singapore, IXT helps clients with mission-critical facilities to save cost, minimise risk and ensure their business operational uptime. For more information, visit www.ixtechnology.com.sg.