Testing started on Hyflux’s 411 MW power plant in Tuaspring
A 411 megawatt (MW) combined cycle gas turbine power plant co-located with Singapore’s second desalination plant in Tuaspring has been connected to the national power grid...
A 411 megawatt (MW) combined cycle gas turbine power plant co-located with Singapore’s second desalination plant in Tuaspring has been connected to the national power grid.
Representing an expansion for Singapore water company Hyflux into the energy business, the integrated water and power project started testing and commissioning with the power plant expected to be fully operational in early 2016.
The power plant will eventually supply 50 MW to run the 318,500 m3/day desalination plant, delivered by Hyflux as a DBOO project (design-build-own-operate).
Water production started operation in September with a fixed low price of $0.45 per cubic metre agreed for the first year.
Olivia Lum, executive chairman and group CEO of Hyflux, said: “Expanding into the energy business with our first integrated water and power project positions us strategically for the future.”
The completion of the Tuaspring project meant that the Singapore market contributed 47% to group revenue in the first half of FY2015, compared to 37% for China.
Hyflux recently reported profit after tax and minority interests (PATMI) of S$31.6 million for the same period, with group revenue S$155.2 million and municipal projects representing 91% or S$141.9 million.
Revenue contributions from China and the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region rose as a result of the divestment of five China water assets and the commencement of construction of Qurayyat Independent Water Project (IWP) in the Sultanate of Oman (read WWi article).
Outlook for the year Hyflux’s total order book stood at S$2.9 billion, comprising S$1.9 billion for operations and maintenance and S$1.0 billion worth of engineering, procurement and construction contracts.
Lum added: “Despite the challenging macro-economic environment and depressed oil prices, Hyflux has continued to expand our footprint in the MENA region. With the recent new project wins in Oman and Saudi Arabia, we have gained positive momentum. We will also continue to explore potential divestment opportunities.”