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Configured for growthConfigured for growth 

For Keppel, 2014 was a year of many firsts, including the listing of Asia's first data centre REIT. As Keppel continues to be configured to capture strategic opportunities in 2015 and beyond, Keppelite looks back at milestones achieved during the year.

Environmental excellenceEnvironmental excellence 

Keppel Datahub 2 (KDH2) was awarded the LEED Gold Certification by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) on 24 November 2014, in recognition of the data centre's environmentally friendly design, operations and management.

Strong debutStrong debut for first data centre REIT in Asia 

The Keppel Group marked a milestone on 12 December 2014 with the successful listing of Keppel DC REIT, the first ever data centre real estate investment trust (REIT) to be listed in Asia and in Singapore on the Mainboard of the Singapore Exchange. It was also the largest REIT Initial Public Offering (IPO) on the Singapore Exchange for the year-to-date with $512.9 million raised.

Showcasing logistics solutionsShowcasing logistics solutions 

Keppel Logistics participated in MRO Asia 2014 from 4 to 6 November 2014 to showcase its extensive logistics and supply chain capabilities to the aviation industry. One solution showcased was Keppel Logistics' Tampines LogisPark warehouse, slated for completion in the coming months.

Bolstering bilateral tiesBolstering bilateral ties 

Keppel reiterated its strong commitment to grow with Vietnam over the long term during a delegation visit to Keppel Corporation led by Vietnam Minister of Planning and Investment, H.E. Bui Quang Vinh, on 4 November 2014.

Breaking new groundBreaking new ground 

Dr Kuang Pingjian, Assistant GM of Operation & Engineering at Wuhu Sanshan Port made the brave decision to relocate to Wuhu City in China's Anhui province, an area that had not made the cut as a third-tier city until 2014, to take on the challenge of spearheading the construction and operations of Wuhu Sanshan Port.

Sterling servicesSterling services

In October, Keppel Logistics expanded its logistics capabilities Down Under with a 10,000 sm facility in Brisbane, Australia and was recognised as Singapore Domestics Logistics Provider of the Year 2014 by Frost & Sullivan.

People firstPeople first

Recognising Keppel Logistics' commitment to nurture talent, Channel NewsAsia featured the company and its people-centric practices on 10 September 2014. The programme is part of a commemorative series which celebrates 20 years of SPRING Singapore's Business Excellence initiative and showcases best practices of top companies in Singapore.

On the groundOn the ground

On 2 September 2014, Keppel T&T Board of Directors visited the newly completed Keppel Datahub 2 (KDH2) in Tampines, where they gained insights into the green features and initiatives employed at the facility.

Housing green aspirationsHousing green aspirations

In line with Keppel Telecommunications and Transportation's (Keppel T&T) framework on environmental sustainability, Keppel Logistics' upcoming warehouse in Tampines Logistics Park was awarded the coveted Green Mark Gold Award by the Building and Construction Authority (BCA) for its eco-friendly design, ahead of its completion.

Candid exchangeCandid exchange

Keppel T&T convened a townhall meeting on 17 June 2014, where staff got acquainted with the new leadership, including Mr Loh and Mr Thomas Pang, CEO-designate of Keppel T&T. There was a lively and candid exchange of views. 

Expanding network in VietnamExpanding network in Vietnam

On 30 May 2014, Keppel Logistics' joint venture company in Vietnam, Indo-Trans Keppel Logistics Vietnam (ITKL) broke ground for a new 11,000sm distribution centre located in Vietnam-Singapore Industrial Park 1 (VSIP 1) in Vietnam's Binh Duong province. 

Food for thoughtFood for thought 

Leveraging its expertise in third party logistics and cold chain services, Keppel Telecommunications and Transportation (Keppel T&T) was invited to share about the progress of its food zone logistics park in Jilin City, Jilin Province, at the China International Logistics Development Conference 2014. 

Setting green standardsSetting green standards 

Committed to creating a sustainable future, the Keppel Group takes a proactive approach towards environmental management. At the recent Building and Construction Authority of Singapore (BCA) Awards held on 22 May 2014, Keppel garnered 12 accolades. 

Spreading goodwillSpreading goodwill 

Staff from Keppel Telecommunications and Transport (Keppel T&T) celebrated the Year of the Horse with the elderly at the Thye Hua Kwan Seniors Activity Centre @ Bedok. During the fun-filled visit on 7 February 2014, Keppelites distributed goodie bags and bonded with the elderly through bingo games, traditional Chinese New Year songs and festive food and drink. 

Meeting of mindsMeeting of minds

Reaffirming Keppel's commitment as a long term investor in Lu'an city, Anhui Province, China, Mr Loh Chin Hua, CEO of Keppel Corporation, and Mr Teo Soon Hoe, Senior ED of Keppel Corporation, warmly welcomed Mayor Bi Xiaobin of Lu'an city and his delegation on 11 February 2014. 

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