NATIONAL water agency PUB said on Friday that it has acceded to the request of Hyflux subsidiary Tuaspring Pte Ltd (TPL) for more time to cure its defaults. The default notice period has been extended from April 5 to April 30, subject to conditions.
Singapore’s national water agency PUB on Tuesday issued a default notice to embattled water treatment firm Hyflux’s wholly-owned Tuaspring for failing to keep its desalination plant in a ‘reliably operational’ mode as required under the Water Purchase Agreement.
The membrane was launched in April and showcased at the recent Singapore International Water Week (SIWW). It features low fouling characteristics at low operating pressure to deal with a range of foulants.
The company says that the TLF-400DG has 30% higher permeability compared with current models and has higher resistance to membrane fouling, which reduces the need for frequent cleaning and extends membrane life. Its durability against cleaning chemicals prevents damage during membrane cleaning, and the lower feed pressure also reduces power consumption.
Nanyang Technological University announces launch of a 3D-printing facility to manufacture a new type of water treatment membrane. Made from millions of nano fibers layered on top of each and compressed into a thin membrane, the new membrane requires less maintenance and is more cost efficient. It is more resistant to breakage and bio-fouling.
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) recently announced that Nano Sun, a water technology start-up founded by a scientist from NTU, has launched a 3D-printing facility to manufacture a new type of water treatment membrane.
To meet Singapore’s water needs and reduce the energy costs of treating seawater, national water agency PUB and its research partner Evoqua Water have announced a new process that can potentially reduce the energy consumption of seawater desalination by half.
At 3.5ha, it is the smallest of the country’s desalination facilities, yet it produces 30 million gallons of drinking water a day, the same amount as SingSpring Desalination Plant, which is almost double its size.
Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s latest remarks on the water issue shows that the matter which was a source of conflict between Singapore and Malaysia during his first stint as Malaysia’s prime minister continues to be foremost on his mind, most experts who spoke to TODAY said.
However, Bilahari Kausikan, Singapore’s former Permanent Secretary for Foreign Affairs, said that the latest comments from the political veteran could be a “diversionary tactic” to make the Singapore government look unreasonable, in the hope that this will help Malaysia’s position should it ask for a waiver or reduction of the compensation owed to Singapore in cancelling the high-speed rail project undertaken by both sides.
ST Marine’s initial capital injection for its 40% equity in the paid-up capital of the TP-STM Water Services Pte Ltd is S$8,400. This JV company is set up to undertake operations and maintenance of Singapore’s fifth desalination plant on Jurong Island for a concession period of 25 years from 2020.