3M and Alfa Tech VestAsia sign Memorandum of Understanding to develop

(Singapore) – 3M and Alfa Tech VestAsia took a step toward strengthening their working alliance yesterday when the two companies signed a memorandum of understanding to develop Open Bath Immersion (OBI) cooling technology for the Data Center Industry in Singapore. The General Manager of 3M’s Electronic & Energy Business Group, Mr. K T Tan and the Managing Director of Alfa Tech VestAsia, Mr. Zach Wilson signed the memorandum of understanding and discussed strategy at 3M’s facility at Yishun.

“The world has created a commodity for which the laws of supply and demand do not apply.  The more supply the world produces, the more insatiable our appetite for this commodity becomes. The consequence of this could be dire for our future generations. No, I am not talking about fossil fuels, I am talking about data, data storage and computing capacity.  This in itself is not bad, but what is bad is that current market practice is to use massive amounts of energy from fossil fuels to drive the engine of this industry. And use even more fossil fuels to cool that engine to enable its proper function. This ladies and gentleman, is certainly not sustainable” said Wilson.

Said Tan “3M OBI technology makes use of 3M™ Novec™ Engineered Fluids to achieve cooling for high performance computing at unrivaled energy efficiency. We are very excited about our partnership with Alfa Tech and we look forward to work with them.”

Wilson further continued “Alfa Tech has had the great privilege of working with some of the industry’s most advanced data center users in the world including Facebook, Symantec, VM Ware, Adobe and many more.  And today we are honored to join hands with 3M, one of the most advanced and respected manufacturers in the world to address this issue. We believe that through the proper implementation of Open Bath Immersion cooling technology using 3MTM NovecTM Engineered Fluids, we can satisfy the data appetite in a sustainable and responsible way with a spirit of environmental stewardship.”

3M and Novec are trademarks of 3M Company.

More information about 3M™ Novec™ Engineered Fluids can be found at www.Novec.sg

About 3M

3M captures the spark of new ideas and transforms them into thousands of ingenious products. Our culture of creative collaboration inspires a never-ending stream of powerful technologies that make life better. 3M is the innovation company that never stops inventing. With $30 billion in sales, 3M employs about 88, 000 people worldwide and has operations in more than 70 countries. For more information, visit www.3M.com or follow @3MNews on Twitter.

About 3M Singapore

3M Singapore serves a multitude of consumer and industrial markets and is a market leader in many of these markets, which include electronics, building & construction, health care, aerospace, marine & offshore, and consumer markets. 3M’s presence in Singapore today includes a Sales and Marketing office, the APAC manufacturing & supply chain hub, the 3M Woodlands Plant, the 3M Tuas Plant and the 3M Singapore R&D Centres.

About Alfa Tech VestAsia

Alfa Tech VestAsia was incorporated in Singapore in 2007 to provide end-to-end design, advisory and turnkey project management services throughout the Asia Pacific region. We de-risk clients’ capital expansion experience by ensuring on-time on-budget project delivery and providing customized solutions. Our aim is to bridge the technical, quality and customer service gap between industrial best practices and ground realities faced by our clients. ATVA is located at #06-10 Boon Siew Building, 75 Bukit Timah Road, Singapore 229833, (65) 63337737, www.atce.com.sg.

For more information, please contact Thanneermalai L, thanneermalai.lakshmanan@atce.com or +65-9067 4241.


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