RO membrane elements for Singapore desalination plant to be supplied by Toray

Sponsored by

location of tuaspring desalination plant in singaporeFeb. 16, 2012 -- Toray Industries has won an order to supply reverse osmosis (RO) membrane elements to the Tuaspring Desalination Plant in Singapore. The plant will have a water production capacity of 318,500 cubic meters per day (84 MGD), making it the largest in Asia outside of the Middle East.

The plant is being developed by Tuaspring Pte Ltd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hyflux Ltd. of Singapore, under a 25-year DBOO (design, build, own and operate) contract. The facility is situated on a site next to the SingSpring Desalination Plant in Tuas, Singapore's first large-scale desalination plant.

Toray is scheduled to supply its RO membrane elements in 2012 and the Tuaspring Desalination Plant is expected to start operations in 2013.

Singapore is implementing a policy called the Four National Taps (local catchment water, imported water, NEWater and desalinated water) with the aim of establishing a sustainable water supply system. Under the policy, the Singaporean government is actively expanding the area for water catchment up to 66% of the country while promoting expanded use of NEWater (reclaimed from used water, which already accounts for 30% of utilization) and enhancement of water desalination facilities in order to reduce its dependency on the water import agreement with its neighbor Malaysia, which is scheduled to expire in 2061.

Toray has supplied RO membrane elements to other major Singaporean plants, including the SingSpring Desalination Plant in Tuas (production capacity: 136,400 cubic meters per day; operations started in 2005) and the NEWater plant in Changi (production capacity: 228,000 cubic meters per day; operations started in 2010), which is the latest and biggest under the NEWater project.

###

Sponsored by

Did You Like this Article? Get All the Water Industry News Delivered to Your Inbox or Mailbox

Subscribe to one of our magazines or email newsletters today at no cost and receive the latest information.

TODAY'S HEADLINES

Sensus, BAI partner to deliver advanced digital infrastructure to Australia

Sensus and BAI have partnered to transform the utility-customer ecosystem in Australia. The companies will design, supply and install a digital infrastructure across the continent that will enable utilities to remotely and continuously monitor and diagnose problems.

Seattle releases citywide green infrastructure strategy to combat stormwater pollution

In light of polluted stormwater runoff threatening water quality in Puget Sound, Seattle Mayor Edward B. Murray released a draft citywide Green Stormwater Infrastructure Strategy, outlining plans to accelerate green infrastructure approaches for preventing water pollution.

New online USGS tool tracks nutrients, sediment in waterways across nation

Thanks to a new online tool from the U.S. Geological Survey, water professionals can now better access graphical summaries of nutrients and sediment levels in rivers and streams across the nation.

Holcim earns Gulf Guardian Award for industrial stormwater management efforts

Holcim Inc has received the First Place 2015 Gulf Guardian Award in the Business and Industry Category from the Environmental Protection Agency's Gulf of Mexico Program for its advanced stormwater management efforts.

FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA

  

 


© 2015. PennWell Corporation. All Rights Reserved. PRIVACY POLICY | TERMS AND CONDITIONS