Toray to supply membranes for Tuaspring desalination plant

Toray of Japan has won the order to supply reverse osmosis (RO) membrane elements to the Tuaspring Desalination Plant in Singapore.

The seawater plant will have a production capacity of 318,500 m³/d, making it the largest in Asia outside the Middle East.

The project is being developed by Tuaspring Pte Ltd (Tuaspring), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hyflux Ltd of Singapore which won the 25-year design, build, own and operate project.

Toray is scheduled to supply the RO membrane elements in 2012, and the plant is expected to start operations in 2013.

Toray has a track record of membrane supply to plants in Singapore, including the 136,400 m³/d SingSpring Desalination Plant and the 228,000 m³/d NEWater plant in Changi, the latest and largest water reuse project.