PUB, Singapore's national water agency and Hyflux Ltd, through its whollyowned subsidiary, Tuaspring Pte Ltd (Tuaspring), signed a 25-year Water Purchase Agreement (WPA) recently, for Singapore's second and largest desalination plant.
Under this agreement, Tuaspring as the concession company, will deliver desalinated water to PUB over a 25-year period from 2013 to 2038.
The desalination plant, to be located in Tuas, will be constructed under a Design, Build, Own and Operate (DBOO) model. It is expected to commence operations in 2013 and will add another 70 imperial million gallons (mgd) or 318,500 cubic metres of desalinated water per day to Singapore's water supply. The first-year price for the desalinated water is $0.45 per cubic metre.
Signing the WPA for PUB was Mr Khoo Teng Chye, Chief Executive of PUB, while Ms Olivia Lum, Group President & CEO of Hyflux, represented Tuaspring.
Mr Tan Gee Paw, Chairman of PUB and Mr Gay Chee Cheong, Non-Executive Independent Director of Hyflux were witnesses to the signing.
"Desalinated water, together with water from local catchments, imported water and NEWater, form the Four National Taps, which provide a diversified and sustainable water supply for Singapore. It is set to play a bigger role in meeting Singapore's future water needs. By 2060, we plan to increase our desalination and NEWater capacities to be able to meet up to 30% and 50% of our water demand respectively," said Khoo Teng Chye.
"Hyflux has been involved in Singapore's first NEWater plant and first desalination plant. We are pleased to partner PUB once again to develop a second desalination plant that will help meet the increasing demand for water in Singapore," said Hyflux's Ms Lum.
PUB is a statutory board under the Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources. It is the water agency that manages Singapore's water supply, water catchment and used water in an integrated way. PUB won the 2007 Stockholm Industry Water Award and was named Water Agency of the Year at the Global Water Awards 2006.
About PUB' s tagline: Water for All: Conserve, Value, Enjoy
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). To provide water for all, PUB calls on all Singaporeans to play our part to conserve water, keep our water catchments and waterways clean and build a relationship with water so we can enjoy our water resources. We can then have enough water for all uses – for industry, for living, for life.
Hyflux is one of the world's leading fully-integrated water solutions companies, with operations and projects in Southeast Asia, China, India, the Middle East and North Africa. <.>
Hyflux's spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship drives its technological advancements in membranes, commercialisation of applications, project management, and operations and maintenance.
Hyflux is committed to providing cost-effective, reliable and sustainable solutions to its customers worldwide, from seawater desalination, water recycling, wastewater treatment, including membrane bioreactor and potable water treatment. Hyflux's track record includes Singapore's first water recycling plant and first seawater desalination plant and China's largest membrane-based seawater desalination plant in Tianjin Dagang. The company is building the world's largest membrane-based seawater desalination plant in Magtaa, Algeria. For more information, visit www.hyflux.com