Global pumps leader Grundfos and PUB, Singapore’s National Water Agency, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to collaborate on the development of efficient water technologies and solutions.
Signed today at the 2018 Singapore International Water Week (SIWW), the 3-year agreement supports PUB’s mission to ensure a robust and sustainable water supply in Singapore by working together to innovate new solutions in water treatment, water quality monitoring, efficient pump solutions, and digital water solutions.
PUB’s Assistant Chief Executive (Future Systems and Technology) Harry Seah said, “Water demand is rising across homes and businesses, and it is set to double by 2060. To meet this demand efficiently, it is imperative for Singapore to continue investing in research and development to secure our water supply for future generations. We are excited to strengthen our collaboration with Grundfos by sharing our expertise to develop sustainable water treatment solutions together.”
Building on an agreement established in 2014, the MoU signed today extends the collaborations between Grundfos and PUB to continue to work together on research and development projects in the areas of water treatment technologies, water quality monitoring technologies and digital water solutions, as well as applications of high efficient pump solutions in water treatment.
Grundfos Regional Managing Director Asia Pacific, Kim Jensen said, “This strategic agreement aligns to both PUB and Grundfos’ agenda on developing sustainable water supply solutions. We realise that this collaborative partnership can lead to potential solutions that will support not only Singapore’s efforts in ensuring a sustainable water supply, but can become a case study for other countries and cities as well. As a company, Grundfos is firmly committed to becoming a true global role model within water and climate.”
The 2014 agreement saw the development of two water innovation projects – the Cake Filtration project and the BACMON++ project.
Completed last year, the Cake Filtration project was pilot-tested at the Kranji Water Reclamation Plant and explored a new wastewater treatment concept that used sludge generated from the treatment process to filter the wastewater. It offered an alternative solution for wastewater treatment with potentially lower operating costs and lower cost of materials compared to conventional filtration systems, but requires further development for use in local treatment processes. Grundfos is currently exploring possible applications of the technology.
The BACMON++ project is aimed at demonstrating and evaluating the operational value of applying Grundfos BACMON sensors in PUB’s water supply system. Grundfos BACMON technology offers on-line monitoring of total bacteria concentration in near real-time, improving current bacterial monitoring of the water network. Several BACMON sensors will be installed at suitable PUB service reservoirs for further testing. If successful, the BACMON sensors could be applied within PUB’s water supply network to ensure safe water storage and delivery.
The MOU was signed today by Harry Seah, and Kim Jensen on behalf of the two organisations, and witnessed by Ng Joo Hee, Chief Executive of PUB and Dorte Bech Vizard, Ambassador, Danish Embassy in Singapore.
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PUB is a statutory board under the Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources. It is the national water agency, and manages Singapore’s water supply, water catchment and used water in an integrated way.
PUB has ensured a diversified and sustainable supply of water for Singapore with the Four National Taps (local catchment water, imported water, NEWater, desalinated water).
PUB calls on everyone to play a part in conserving water, in keeping our waterways clean, and in caring for Singapore’s precious water resources. If we all do our little bit, there will be enough water for all our needs – for commerce and industry, for living, for life. For more information, visit www.pub.gov.sg.
About Grundfos Singapore Pte Ltd
Grundfos is a global leader in advanced pump solutions and a trendsetter in water technology. The company contributes to global sustainability by pioneering technologies that improve quality of life for people and care for the planet. GrundfosSingapore Pte Ltd (Grundfos Singapore) incorporated in 1984 is the regional headquarters of the company for the Asia Pacific Region. It is also directly responsible for sales of Grundfos products in Cambodia, Myanmar and Sri Lanka. Grundfos Singapore provides energy efficient pumps and smart pumping solutions for various applications across diverse segments including domestic & commercial buildings, industries, water utilities (water & wastewater management) and pumps running on renewable energy. For more information, visit www.grundfos.sg.