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(Joint Release) PUB and Mitsubishi build demo-scale plant to test technologies for future Tuas Water Reclamation Plant

Singapore, 7 Sep 2015 – National water agency PUB is building a demonstration-scale Integrated Validation Plant to test the technologies that could potentially be implemented at the future Tuas Water Reclamation Plant (WRP). These technologies are aimed at enhancing cost savings and energy efficiency of the used water treatment process at Tuas WRP.

Slated for completion in February 2017, the demonstration plant will allow PUB to validate the efficacy of the new process innovations planned for the future Tuas WRP. The tender for the plant was awarded to Mitsubishi Corporation last month. Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Asia Pacific Pte Ltd (MHI-AP) has been contracted by Mitsubishi Corporation to undertake the construction of the plant.

Located within PUB’s Ulu Pandan WRP, the demonstration plant with a capacity of 12,500 cubic meters a day will be designed to be a fully automated plant to reduce the manpower required to operate the plant. The demonstration plant will also serve as a training ground for the operators and to validate parameters for optimum used water treatment.

The future Tuas WRP will incorporate technologies to improve energy efficiency and manpower requirements. It is the key component of the Deep Tunnel Sewerage System (DTSS) Phase 2, a superhighway for the collection, treatment, disposal and reclamation of used water. Phase 2 of the DTSS will extend the system to cover the western parts of the island.

Harry Seah, Chief Technology Officer, PUB, said, “The treatment and subsequent reclamation of used water is a cornerstone in ensuring a sustainable supply of water for Singapore. The demonstration plant is a living model of the future Tuas WRP to allow us to test and validate the new technologies that will eventually be used at the Tuas WRP. These new and tested technologies will enable Tuas WRP to be more eco-friendly, produce less sludge and have the capability of producing more biogas for power, while consuming lesser energy than conventional plants.”

MHI-AP and PUB signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) during the Singapore International Water Week in 2012 which saw them collaborating on a test-bedding project to treat high strength industrial used water at Jurong WRP. MHI-AP will continue to cooperate with PUB on R&D projects for water sustainability.

MHI-AP will be working closely with Mitsubishi Corporation to provide engineering support from the construction to the commissioning and operational phase of the project. It will also receive support from MHI (Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.) Technology & Innovation Headquarters and an MHI group company, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Mechatronics Systems, Ltd. (MHI-MS).

With this project, MHI-AP will also continue to work to further sophisticate its water treatment/recycling technology so as to expand its presence in water treatment business markets.

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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

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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.

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About Mitsubishi Corporation (MC)

Mitsubishi Corporation (MC) is a global integrated business enterprise that develops and operates businesses across virtually every industry including industrial finance, energy, metals, machinery, chemicals, living essentials, and environmental business. MC's current activities are expanding far beyond its traditional trading operations as its diverse business ranges from natural resources development to investment in retail business, infrastructure, financial products and manufacturing of industrial goods.

With over 200 offices and subsidiaries in approximately 90 countries worldwide and a network of over 600 group companies, MC employs a multinational workforce of over 65,000 people.
MC website: http://www.mitsubishicorp.com/jp/en/

About Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd (MHI-AP)

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd. (MHI-AP) formerly known as Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Engineering & Services Private Ltd. (MIES) was established in Singapore as MHI Industrial Engineering & Services Private Ltd. in October 2010 and commenced its operations on 1st November 2010.

The company was renamed Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Engineering & Services Private Ltd. (MIES) on 1 October 2012 after Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) merged Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Singapore Private Ltd. and Mitsubishi Power Systems (Asia Pacific) Pte. Ltd. with MHI Industrial Engineering & Services Private Ltd. On 1 November 2014 MIES was renamed MHI-AP.

In collaboration with its parent company MHI, MHI-AP provides certain EPC (Engineering, Procurement and Construction) services on projects. Future plans will include MHI-AP expansion of businesses to include the provision of EPC services on all projects where system integration is required.

About Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is one of the world’s leading heavy machinery manufacturers, with consolidated sales of 3,992.1 billion yen in fiscal 2014, the year ended March 31, 2015. MHI’s diverse lineup of products and services encompasses shipbuilding, power plants, chemical plants, environmental equipment, steel structures, industrial and general machinery, aircraft, space launch vehicle and air-conditioning systems.

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) was named one of the world's 100 most innovative companies of 2012, 2013 and 2014 by the American firm Thomson Reuters Company. MHI received high marks for its innovations and intellectual property activities in each of the "Top 100 Global Innovator" program's four categories: patent approval success rate, global reach of patent portfolio, patent influence in literature citations, and overall patent volume.


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For more information on MHI-AP and MHI, please visit the following websites:
MHI-AP website: http://www.mhiap.com
MHI website: http://www.mhi-global.com/index.html

For media enquiries, please contact:

Ms Finn Chan
Water Solution Business Unit
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd.
Email: finn_chan@mhiap.com
Tel: 63055458


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