SINGAPORE — About S$14.5 billion worth of deals were announced during the sixth Singapore International Water Week held from June 1 to last Thursday, PUB said today (June 9).
The deals include memorandums of understanding (MOUs) between the national water agency and three firms — Evoqua, Anaergia and Grundfos — to explore RD projects in water treatment. PUB and Evoqua will further develop electrochemical desalination technology to improve energy and cost efficiencies in seawater desalination, while the collaboration with Anaergia focuses on waste-to-energy research projects. PUB will work with Grundfos on water innovation in several areas including efficient pump solutions and RD in wastewater treatment solutions.
In the private sector, Singapore-based De.Mem signed letters of intent with Vietnamese companies Hanoi Water Works and Dabaco to build two decentralised water treatment plants in projects valued at around S$15 million, while Sembcorp will acquire and upgrade an existing wastewater treatment plant in Lianyungang Lingang Chemical Industrial Park in China’s Jiangsu province.
“Singapore International Water Week connects leaders and organisations across the water ecosystem to exchange ideas and experiences on real-world solutions, establishing valuable partnerships in these areas. The presence and expansion of major global water companies in Singapore also reaffirm Singapore’s development as a global hydrohub,” said Mr Chew Men Leong, who is the executive director at the Environment and Water Industry Programme Office and PUB Chief Executive.
The event attracted more than 20,000 participants from 118 countries and regions spanning government, international organisations, industry and academia sectors, PUB said. CHANNEL NEWSASIA