Breaking Ground

5 Jul 2011                   

Hyflux, in partnership with PUB, Singapore’s national water agency, is breaking ground once again – this time, for Singapore’s second and largest seawater desalination plant in Tuas that will offer cheap and clean water.

The plant, called the Tuaspring Desalination Plant, is built under the Design, Build, Own and Operate scheme, and will add 315,500 cubic metres of water to the country’s water supply. The 14-hectare project should be operational by July 2013.

According to Hyflux’s Group President and CEO Ms Olivia Lum, the plant will offer the cheapest desalinated water in the world.

Minister for the Environment and Water Resources, Dr Vivian Balakrishnan, was the guest of honour at the event which was co-located at the Singapore International Water Week.  He shared that the country hopes that by 2060, 30 percent of its water needs would be met by desalination.

By Sujith Kumar

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