Industrial wastewater treatment plant breaks ground on Jurong Island

Energy and water solutions provider Sembcorp has broken ground for its integrated wastewater treatment plant at Banyan on Jurong Island...

Jul 4th, 2011

SINGAPORE, July 4, 2011 -- Energy and water solutions provider Sembcorp has broken ground for its integrated wastewater treatment plant at Banyan on Jurong Island.

The industrial wastewater treatment plant will have the capacity to treat 9,600 cubic metres per day of multiple streams of complex industrial wastewater, more than doubling Sembcorp's current industrial wastewater treatment hydraulic capacity on the island.

The facility will be able to treat industrial wastewater with concentration of up to 800 milligrammes per litre chemical oxygen demand (COD), which is approximately twice more concentrated than municipal wastewater.

With an investment cost of approximately S$40 million through internal funding, the facility will serve industrial customers including LANXESS and Jurong Aromatics Corporation (JAC), in the Banyan, Tembusu and Angsana districts of Jurong Island.

The plant is expected to commence operations in the second half of 2012.

The Sembcorp integrated wastewater treatment plant will complement the new multi-utilities facility to be developed at the petrochemical hub. The new facilities will provide the integrated supply of steam, water and industrial water and wastewater treatment services. In addition, the company will also be developing a new combined-cycle gas turbine cogeneration plant in the area which will have a capacity of 400 megawatts of power and 200 tonnes per hour of process steam in its initial phase.

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