Singapore’s National Environment Agency (NEA) has chosen Hyflux has its preferred bidder to develop a new waste-to-energy plant.
Together with its consortium partner, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI), Hyflux will build the plant in Tuas under a design-build-own-operate agreement. It will provide waste treatment services exclusively to NEA for 25 years.
The new waste to energy (WTE) plant, the sixth in Singapore, will be able to process 3,600 tonnes of waste a day and generate 120 mega watts of clean and renewable electricity.
Hyflux states it will have one of the best land utilisation factors in terms of incineration capacity per unit floor area and will also be one of the most efficient in terms of energy recovery per unit waste incinerated in the world.
The project, valued at around S$750 million, is expected to be completed by 2019. It will be located on a 4.8-hectare site next to the Tuaspring Integrated Water and Power Project.
“We are pleased that NEA has entrusted us and our partner, MHI, with this project. This win is significant because it is our first WTE project and demonstrates our ability to put together a solution that both Singapore and NEA can be proud of,” said Olivia Lum, Executive Chairman and Group CEO of Hyflux.
“The plant sets new benchmarks for land utilisation and energy recovery efficiency for Singapore. With the growing importance of resource optimisation to urban cities and industries, the development of alternative sources of water as well as the recovery of energy from waste has become crucial.”
Hyflux will undertake engineering, procurement and construction works worth S$636 million while MHI will provide the technology. In addition, Hyflux and MHI will jointly manage, operate and maintain the WTE plant over the contract period.