Philippine DCS Development Corporation (PDDC) marks a milestone with the grand launch of the operations of its first District Cooling System (DCS) plant located in Northgate Cyberzone, Filinvest City, Muntinlupa. This joint venture project of Filinvest Land, Inc., one of the largest property developers in the country, and ENGIE, the world leader in energy services, is the largest DCS plant in the country. This plant will provide an energy efficient cooling system to existing and future office buildings within the 18.7-hectare premier IT Park.


We are proud to partner with the world leader in District Cooling System. ENGIE’s expertise in DCS and our state-of-the-art DCS plant will benefit our stakeholders. This project is the realization of our vision to produce a clean, sustainable and resource-efficient cooling system. It is also our way of reducing our carbon footprint,” said Joseph M. Yap, PDDC President.


Studies show that DCS offers a host of benefits, especially in comparison with individual cooling systems. It helps reduce energy consumption, provides greater efficiency, lowers the initial capital investment and enhances real estate value by freeing up building space for other uses. Most importantly, DCS protects the environment by cutting carbon dioxide emissions due to lower energy consumption. It is a key component of sustainable development.


PDDC’s DCS in Northgate Cyberzone has put the Philippines on the global map alongside the world’s key players in District Cooling System, such as ENGIE’s Climespace in Paris, France, and the Megajana in Cyberjaya, Malaysia, that is operated by ENGIE.


Officiating the launch, Didier Holleaux, Executive Vice President of ENGIE Group, commented: “Together with our partner Filinvest, we are honored to bring our district cooling technologies expertise to the Philippines through PDDC and contribute to the nation’s transition towards clean and renewable energy. Our ambition for Northgate DCS is to be a model for dense urban areas in Southeast Asia and showcase how district energy solutions can help cities optimize energy supply, reduce electricity consumption, support economic development and lower environment impact.”


The 10,000-ton centralized DCS plant in Northgate Cyberzone has a cooling capacity of 42.2 Megawatts that caters to 15 buildings through a 3.4km underground distribution network of steel pipes with a span of 20 years.


We look forward to servicing the offices here in Northgate and we hope that building occupants and office workers will begin to appreciate the difference of DCS with conventional air conditioning system, like reduction in noise and vibration. Business owners on the other hand should be able to realize long-term benefits in terms of efficiency and reduced greenhouse gas emission,” Yap added.


PDDC plans to look into other Filinvest projects where DCS can be utilized. Aside from Northgate Cyberzone, the company is also developing Cyberzone Cebu as well as projects in other key locations, such as Makati and Quezon City, to cater to the fast growing BPO market.





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In the Philippines, ENGIE offers energy and engineering services and employs over 200 people.

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