Black & Veatch selected for Singapore's Changi Water Reclamation Plant expansion

SINGAPORE, Feb. 24, 2011 -- Black & Veatch will provide consultancy services for the expansion of Singapore's Changi Water Reclamation Plant, which will involve retrofitting an additional treatment process to increase treatment capacity...

Feb 24th, 2011

• Emerging technology to enhance wastewater treatment efficiency, flexibility

SINGAPORE, Feb. 24, 2011 -- PUB, the national water agency of Singapore, has selected Black & Veatch to provide consultancy services for the expansion of the Changi Water Reclamation Plant. The expansion involves retrofitting an additional treatment process to the existing treatment facility to increase its treatment capacity.

"This expansion reflects PUB's unswerving commitment to constantly improving its water infrastructure by investing in emerging technology that returns even greater value to the Singaporean public," said Ralph Eberts, Executive Vice President in Black & Veatch's global water business. "The result will be even greater treatment flexibility to what is already regarded as one of the most advanced wastewater treatment facilities in the world."

Black & Veatch will provide engineering design services for the addition of a membrane filtration treatment process within the Changi Water Reclamation Plant and supervise its installation. The addition enables PUB to increase its capacity up to 60,000 cubic meters (13 million gallons) per day of reclaimed water.

In keeping with previous engineering designs at the Changi Water Reclamation Plant, the membrane filtration expansion will observe sustainability best practices, occupying a small footprint within the existing site. Equipment will be integrated with existing structures where feasible and incur relatively limited capital costs as a result.

Editor's Notes:

• The Changi Water Reclamation Plant's total capacity is 800,000 cubic meters (176 million gallons) per day. The facility is already one of the largest and most advanced facilities of its kind in the world. The plant occupies only 32 hectares, just one-third the equivalent footprint of a conventional plant.
• Black & Veatch has been delivering innovative water solutions to Singapore PUB since 1922

About Black & Veatch
Black & Veatch is a global leader in the consulting, engineering, construction and operation of what the world needs now and in the future in the crucial areas of energy, water and telecommunications and in providing up-to-the-minute services in the fast changing federal and environmental markets. Founded in 1915, the employee-owned, $2.7 billion company operates out of over 110 offices worldwide and has completed projects in more than 100 countries.

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