Water price set out for Singapore's second desalination facility

Sponsored by

SINGAPORE, April. 11, 2011 -- A 25-year Water Purchase Agreement (WPA) has been signed for national water company's PUB second desalination facility.

The agreement will see Hyflux subsidiary Tuaspring delivering desalinated water at a fixed price of $0.45 per cubic metre for the first year.

The desalination plant, to be located in Tuas, will be constructed under a Design, Build, Own and Operate (DBOO) model and is expected to commence operations in 2013. It will add another 318,500 cubic metres (70 imperial million gallons) of desalinated water per day to Singapore’s water supply.

Khoo Teng Chye, chief executive of PUB, said: “Desalinated water, together with water from local catchments, imported water and NEWater, form the Four National Taps, which rovide a diversified and sustainable water supply for Singapore."

PUB announced the tender for its second desalination facility during the Singapore International Water Week last year (see Water & Wastewater International video interview).

The Tuas facility forms part of the organisation's plans to increase its desalination capacity 10 times up until 2060, to eventually supply 30% of its water demand.

Last month saw internationally recognised Biological Nutrient Removal expert Dr James Barnard awarded this year's Lee Kuan Yew Water Prize (see Water & Wastewater International story).

###

Sponsored by

TODAY'S HEADLINES

Innovative carbon-neutral wastewater treatment plant unveiled in California

The EPA recently joined the Bureau of Reclamation, California Energy Commission and Congressman Col. Paul Cook at the ceremonial start of Victor Valley Wastewater Reclamation Authority's carbon-neutral energy project located at ITS wastewater treatment facility in Victorville, Calif.

Scottish Water to spend £3.5 billion on infrastructure improvements

Utility Scottish Water will invest £3.5 billion investment over six years to improve drinking water supplies, wastewater discharge and water mains...

Conquering Everest’s water contamination problem

A Ball State University team from Indiana is working to bring clean drinking water to a small, isolated community in mountainous Nepal that lies in the middle of the heavily congested pathway to Mount Everest...

MD counties to undergo major six-year water, wastewater design project

Louis Berger has been awarded a $4-million, three-year contract with the Washington Sanitary Suburban Commission for a water and sewer design project focusing on financing water and sewer reconstruction programs and inspection and repair of critical water and sewer infrastructure.

FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA