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.” 


Hyflux reaches $290m deal with Middle Eastern savior – Singapore

Embattled water company Hyflux said Tuesday that it has reached a restructuring agreement with United Arab Emirates-based utility company Utico, which will invest 400 million Singapore dollars ($290 million) and acquire a 95% stake in the Singapore company.

The announcement came as Hyflux faces the deadline for its $2 billion debt moratorium on Dec. 2. The company is to explain the progress of the restructuring negotiations at a court hearing this Friday Nov. 29, where it will seek another extension of the moratorium.

Of the SG$400 million to be invested by Utico, SG$300 million will be used to acquire Hyflux’s shares, while the remaining SG$100 million will be poured in as working capital, according to the statement released by Hyflux.


Singapore pours $7.2bn into underground sewage superhighway – Singapore

The government of Singapore is spending $10 billion Singapore dollars ($7.2 billion)tocomplete an underground sewer system in the city-state.

The pipeline, dubbed the “underground superhighway,” is 3- 6 meters in diameter and buried 35- 55 meters underground. It will collect wastewater from households and factories and transport it to treatment plants, which will be used mainly for industrial and air-con cooling purposes.

“For us in Singapore, used water is a source of good water. We do not waste a drop of it,” saidNg Joo Hee, chief executive of the Public Utilities Board.