Singapore using ‘virtual twins’ of land and sea to monitor activities and plan projects – Singapore

Dotted with ships and fish farms, and teeming with marine life, the seas surrounding Singapore contain a treasure trove of information, some of it invisible to the naked eye.

The information includes details about the seabed, the status of desalination plants and marine water quality.

To make such data available to government agencies here, the MPA started developing a repository of land, marine and coastal data in 2019.


ABB’s Technology in Singapore’s First Dual-Mode Desalination Plant Helps Tackle Water Scarcity in Region – Singapore

The United Nation’s (UN) World Water Development Report recently stated that nearly six billion people will suffer from clean water scarcity by 2050.

So, as we “celebrate” World Water Week, it’s time to turn our attention to the global water crisis facing cities around the world struggling with increasing demand for water, reduction of water resources and increasing water pollution, all driven by dramatic world population growth which is expected to reach 9.7 billion by 2050.

Singapore is using desalination as part of the solution to their water supply issue to provide enough clean drinking water for its ever-growing population of 5.5 million.


Singapore invests in energy-efficient water desalination – Singapore

A new grant issued by Singapore’s National Water Agency, PUB, will help the country to improve energy efficiency and ensure reliable and flexible water desalination processes.

On behalf of the National Research Foundation, PUB has issued a $1.3 million grant to technology firm DuPont to determine how Closed Circuit Reverse Osmosis (CCRO) technology can be applied to desalination processes to make the purification of seawater more energy-efficient, flexible and reliable.

The development follows DuPont obtaining CCRO process technology with the acquisition of Desalitech Ltd. in January 2020.


Marina East’s new desalination plant can produce 30 million gallons of fresh drinking water daily – Singapore

The plant can produce 30 million gallons of potable water daily, meeting 7 per cent of our daily demand.

This is also the first desalination plant that can treat both seawater and rainwater.

During dry periods, this plant will treat freshwater from Marina Reservoir which is less energy-intensive than treating seawater. This is also more cost-saving.


Singapore’s first large-scale desalination plant capable of treating both seawater and freshwater opens – Singapore

National water agency PUB and Keppel officially opened Singapore’s first large-scale dual-mode desalination plant on Thursday (Feb 4).

The Keppel Marina East Desalination Plant, which is located at Marina East, can treat seawater, as well as freshwater drawn from the Marina Reservoir, depending on the prevailing weather conditions. 

It is Singapore’s fourth desalination plant. 

World’s Largest Renewable Energy ‘Megapark’, The Size Of Singapore Being Built By India – Singapore.

India is setting its foundations for what will be the world’s largest hybrid renewable energy park.

Foundations have been laid for a renewable energy park that will produce 30 gigawatts of electricity and is deemed the world’s largest.

As the foundation stone was being laid, India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi claimed that this would enable the country to reduce 50 million tons of carbon dioxide emissions per year.


Marina East green rooftop, big as 3 football fields, will be open for public recreation

Marina Barrage is a popular open space for Singaporeans to enjoy picnics and kite-flying.

But if you often find it hard to get a spot there, fret not.

A new recreational space in Marina East is set to open soon.


Keppel Marina East Desalination Plant commences operations – Singapore

Marina East Water, a subsidiary of Keppel Infrastructure, has announced that its large-scale, dual-mode Keppel Marina East Desalination Plant (KMEDP) is now operational, a press release revealed.

The project is under the Design, Build, Own and Operate (DBOO) arrangement made with the National Water Agency PUB, Marina East Water, which is Singapore’s fourth desalination plant and Keppel’s second under the said deal.

It will undertake plant operations for a 25-year concession period from 2020 to 2045.


Singapore’s fourth desalination plant in Marina East begins operations – Singapore

SINGAPORE – Singapore’s fourth desalination plant, which can produce about 30 million gallons of fresh drinking water per day, has begun commercial operations, said national water agency PUB on Tuesday (July 14).

This amount of water can meet the demands of about 200,000 households, and accounts for about 7 per cent of Singapore’s daily water demand of 430 million gallons.

The Keppel Marina East Desalination Plant, which officially started operations on June 29, is the Republic’s first large-scale plant able to treat both fresh water and seawater.


The IDA Academy Presents a Masterclass on Desalination

The International Desalination Association’s Academy is delighted to present a Masterclass on Desalination, taught by Mr. Nikolay Voutchkov, PE, BCEE, Water Globe Consultants, LLC, USA.

The class will take place at the conclusion of Singapore International Water Week, from July 9-10, and is currently open for registration. The Masterclass is a two-day course, providing a comprehensive overview of all questions concerning desalination and plant management. Day 1’s program is titled, “Desalination Plant Process and Design,” and is divided into six sections including “Desalination Plant Intakes, Dissolved Air Flotation Clarifiers for HAB and Oil Spill Management,” “Pretreatment Filters,” “RO Systems,” “Desalination Plant Energy Use,” and “Concentrate Disposal.”