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Outdoor Cooling Innovation Made in Singapore by ST Engineering and SP Group for National Day Parade

Singapore, 27 July 2017 – In a first for Singapore’s National Day Parade (NDP), segments of audiences will enjoy cool air comfort outdoors at the Floating Platform, through a made-in-Singapore innovation that ST Engineering and SP Group (SP) have created. 

This engineering solution builds on ST Engineering’s Airbitat Smart Cooler’s revolutionary deep cooling technology and SP’s underground district cooling network at Marina Bay that provides chilled water for air-conditioning of buildings in Marina Bay.  This solution functions on chilled water running from SP’s same underground system, which is more energy-efficient than electricity-powered cooling devices.  This low-cost outdoor cooling saves 90 per cent in energy consumption compared to conventional air-conditioning.

Launched at the NDP Preview show on Saturday 29 July, there are 29 sets at and around the Floating Platform.  In this first roll-out, the sets will be placed closest to the audience sections occupied by spectators with special needs, such as those in wheelchairs, and at areas where spectator queues may form.

This unprecedented system unlocks the potential of urban spaces in land-scarce Singapore and transforms the way communities live, work and play.  It also demonstrates how industry collaboration can scale up urban solutions quickly and actively deploy innovative concepts to help build an environmentally sustainable Singapore. 

Gareth Tang, General Manager of Innosparks, an Open Lab by ST Engineering, said, “We believe in solving complex problems of society through engineering. This innovative collaboration is one way ST Engineering pushes boundaries to create breakthrough, energy-efficient and sustainable solutions to improve daily lives.”

Managing Director of SP Group’s Singapore District Cooling, Jimmy Khoo, said, “This game-changing technology makes outdoor cooling viable in Singapore’s climate.   Tapping on SP Group’s underground district cooling system that serves several buildings in Marina Bay, we are developing sustainable solutions that will help consumers save energy and cost.”

For more information, please contact:

ST Engineering
Jeanie Lee
Assistant Vice President, Corporate Communications
DID: 6722 1683

SP Group
Andrew Ang
Senior Manager, Corporate Affairs
DID: 6916 8231

About ST Engineering

ST Engineering (Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd) is an integrated defence and engineering group specialising in the aerospace, electronics, land systems and marine sectors. It has global presence with offices in Asia, the Americas, Europe and the Middle East and employs about 22,000 employees. Across the globe, its employees bring innovation and technology together to create smart engineering solutions for its customers in the defence, government and commercial segments. Headquartered in Singapore, ST Engineering reported revenue of S$6.68b in FY2016 and ranks among the largest companies listed on the Singapore Exchange. It is a component stock of the FTSE Straits Times Index, MSCI Singapore and the SGX Sustainability Leaders Index. Please visit for more information.

About SP Group

SP Group is a leading energy utilities group in the Asia Pacific. It owns and operates electricity and gas transmission and distribution businesses in Singapore and Australia, and district cooling businesses in Singapore and China. SP Group is committed to providing customers with reliable and efficient energy utilities services. More than 1.5 million industrial, commercial and residential customers in Singapore benefit from SP Group’s world-class transmission, distribution and market support services.  These networks are amongst the most reliable and cost-effective world-wide.  For more information, please visit or follow us on Facebook at


Outdoor Cooling Innovation By ST Engineering & SP Group – How It Works