Royal Plaza Hotel Singapore

Situated in an exclusive position on Scotts Road, close to the famous Orchard Road and exclusive shopping district of lively Singapore, the Royal Plaza on Scotts hotel is a landmark hotel.

Voted “Best City Hotel” by Travel Trade Gazette Asia, the Royal Plaza on Scotts is a hotel that not only takes care of its clientele but also has a watchful eye on the environment.

In 1997 facing ever increasing diesel fuel prices and mindful of environmental concerns, the Royal Plaza on Scotts replaced its ageing diesel boiler with Quantum Energy heat pumps.

At that time the hotels average 145,000 litres per day of hot water use was costing around US$80,000 per annum.

However it was not just cost that drove this decision.


The Problems

Royal Plaza on Scotts hotel Management and Engineering staff were also vitally concerned with:

i. Ageing boilers that were costing US$7,000 per annum
in maintenance costs alone.

ii. Unacceptable carbon emissions from the diesel boilers.

iii. Fire and workplace environment hazards associated
with the boilers.

The Solution

The decision to install Quantum Energy high performance units was
influenced by the ability to combine large numbers of Quantum’s
high efficiency Titan units and manifold them together forming
a system which would cater for the hotel’s peak demand periods,
without having to install extra storage capacity.

This installation and resultant energy savings was studied by
Singapore’s National Energy Efficiency Committee (NEEC) and
was found to have saved over US$28,000 of diesel fuel per
annum and US$7,000 of annual boiler maintenance costs. Further
the Singapore NEEC found that the Return on Investment (ROI) that
the Royal Plaza on Scotts had achieved was a remarkable 1.36 years.

Quantum Energy’s International Sales Manager Mr. Robert McLean
comments that “while these figures are very commendable in
themselves, one should remember that this was done in
1997. Diesel prices then were around US$0.70/litre. Now with current
pricing the payback (ROI) for a system installation such as in this
particular case, would be closer to only one year.”

Additionally, in 1997 while far sighted organisations such as the
Royal Plaza on Scotts hotel were concerned with environmental impact, no–one was talking carbon abatement figures. Mclean has calculated that this installation alone saves around 35 MT of carbon dioxide emissions every year.

Quantum Eco Hot Water heat pumps are a total solution for replacement of electric, gas or diesel hot water systems in commercial environments. The Quantum range includes self storage units and expands up to large water sourced models for hotels and commercial operations which have a large ongoing need for hot water. All Quantum models feature proprietary tankwrapTM technology which delivers excellent cost savings and reduction in green house gas emissions.

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