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Singapore Ensuring Water Security By Building a Fourth Desalination Plant

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Singapore’s PUB to build a fourth desalination plant





Singapore’s latest desalination plant in Marina East will help meet water demand in the city area and strengthen Singapore’s drought resilience.










3 Sep 2015- National water agency PUB today announced that it will call a tender for the provision of Professional Engineering Services for Singapore’s fourth desalination plant. Planned with a capacity of 30 million imperial gallons per day (mgd), the plant will help meet future water demand in the city area and strengthen Singapore’s drought resilience.

Located near water demand zones in the city and eastern Singapore, the Marina East desalination plant will also have the capability to treat freshwater from Marina Reservoir.

Chua Soon Guan, Deputy Chief Executive (Policy & Development), said, “PUB has been making investments to build up and diversify our water supply sources in order to strengthen our water security. During the dry weather in recent years, we were able to ensure supply by increasing the production of NEWater and desalinated water. Building up weather-resilient water sources will help us be better prepared for possible prolonged periods of dry spells in future.”

The tender will include the engineering design for the development of the plant under a Design-Build-Own-Operate (DBOO) arrangement.

About PUB

PUB is a statutory board under the Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources. It is the water agency that manages Singapore’s water supply, water catchment and used water in an integrated way.

Water for All: Conserve, Value, Enjoy PUB has ensured a diversified and sustainable supply of water for Singapore with the Four National Taps (local catchment water, imported water, NEWater, desalinated water).

To provide water for all, PUB calls on all to play our part to conserve water, keep our water catchments and waterways clean and build a relationship with water so we can enjoy our water resources. If we all play our part, we can have enough water for all our needs – for industry, for living, for life.


[photo credits: “Reverse osmosis desalination plant” by James Grellier – Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons –]



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