Singapore’s national water agency, Public Utilities Board (PUB), announced on 26 March 2020 that the contract to build the biosolids treatment facility for the Tuas Water Reclamation Plant (WRP) was awarded to Sembcorp Design and Construction Pte Ltd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of local construction and property group Chip Eng Seng Corporation Ltd.
The contract, worth SGD433 million, was awarded following an open-tender exercise in August 2019. Construction is expected to commence in April 2020 and is expected to be completed by 2025.
Tuas WRP is a major component of the Deep Tunnel Sewerage System (DTSS) Phase 2 project, which consists of a 100-kilometre network of deep tunnels and link sewers.
These facilities will form a key interface between Tuas WRP and the National Environment Agency’s (NEA) Integrated Waste Management Facility (IWMF). Collectively, Tuas WRP and IWMF are known as Tuas Nexus, Singapore’s first initiative that integrates water and solid waste treatment processes to harness the synergies of the water-energy-waste nexus.
“This is a key contract that will build components critical to realising the synergies between Tuas WRP and IWMF, with PUB and NEA working together closely to make Tuas Nexus a reality. Once completed, Tuas Nexus will set the bar for addressing long-term resource sustainability and climate change,” said Yong Wei Hin, Director, DTSS 2, PUB.
Over the years, PUB’s Tuas WRP objectives have been a success. For example, the Integrated Validation Plant (IVP) at Ulu Pandan has contributed to cost savings in land and manpower. The IVP also won the Water/Wastewater Project of the Year Award at the 2018 Global Water Awards in Paris, France.
– Construction+ Online
Source: Public Utilities Board