News | March 9, 2015

Xylem Wins Contract To Double Capacity Of Water Treatment Facility In Tai Po Water Treatment Works, Hong Kong

Source: Leopold -- A Xylem Brand
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Xylem, a leading global water technology company dedicated to solving the world’s most challenging water issues, has been contracted to provide clarification and filtration systems for the expansion of the Tai Po WaterTreatment Works in Hong Kong. The project aims to expand the capacity of the treatment works from 400 million litres per day to 800 million litres per day, thereby enhancing the overall resilience, flexibility and reliability of the water supply in Hong Kong and sharing the loading of other water treatment works for supplying drinking water to Kowloon West and the Central and Western districts of Hong Kong Island.

Xylem is working with ATAL Engineering Limited in Hong Kong to deliver the technologies for Tai Po Water Treatment Works. Xylem will provide its market-leading Leopold Clari-DAFdissolved air flotation system and Leopold Type S underdrain solutions for the treatment works’ expansion.

Barry Lee, Associate Director of ATAL Engineering Limited commented, “Xylem’s Leopold systems were chosen because of their proven efficiency, reliability and reduced life cycle costs, as well as Xylem’s local presence and commitment to delivering tailored aftermarket service for customers.”

Leopold Clari-DAF systems create millions of microbubbles to float solid particles to the surface of the water where they are removed by mechanical skimming or hydraulic de-sludging. Leopold Type S underdrain features closely spaced, non-clogging orifices for uniform distribution of wash water and air to promote trouble free operation and to clean every corner of the filter without media upset, reducing maintenance costs and downtime.

Allan Hendry, Xylem’s regional director, Greater Asia, said, “Xylem has over a decade of experience in the Hong Kong market. Winning this prestigious contract, which is one of the largest orders for our Leopold products received to date, is recognition of Xylem’s commitment to working with our customers to solve their water challenges. We look forward to delivering our solutions and to beginning work on phase two of the project, which is likely to begin this year.”

Mr. Lee concluded, “We have worked in partnership with Xylem in Hong Kong since 1993, to deliver the best water treatment solutions in projects ranging from small filtration and disinfection systems, to large-scale water and wastewater treatment facilities. Xylem’s unrivalled product offering, as well as on-the-ground experience makes them the ideal partner with which to pursue such exciting opportunities.”

Xylem boasts the world’s most extensive underdrain reference list with 8,000 Leopold underdrains installed around the world since 1924.

About Xylem
Xylem (XYL) is a leading global water technology provider, enabling customers to transport, treat, test and efficiently use water in public utility, residential and commercial building services, industrial and agricultural settings. The company does business in more than 150 countries through a number of market-leading product brands, and its people bring broad applications expertise with a strong focus on finding local solutions to the world’s most challenging water and wastewater problems. Xylem is headquartered in Rye Brook, N.Y., with 2014 revenues of $3.9B and approximately 12,500 employees worldwide. Xylem was named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for the last three years for advancing sustainable business practices and solutions worldwide.

The name Xylem is derived from classical Greek and is the tissue that transports water in plants, highlighting the engineering efficiency of our water-centric business by linking it with the best water transportation of all -- that which occurs in nature. For more information, visit

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SOURCE: Leopold -- A Xylem Brand