PUB picks HSL Constructor for Singapore’s third plant

HSL Constructor will build Singapore’s third desalination plant in Tuas, the country’s water supply agency, PUB, has announced. And PUB has awarded a consultancy services tender for a fourth desalination plant.

PUB said that it selected HSL Constructor from an open tender that attracted eight bids. “At a tender price of S$ 217 million, (US$ 152 million) HSL Constructor offered the most competitive price for the design and construction of the plant,” said PUB.

The plant is expected to start operating in 2017 and will add another 136 Ml/d to Singapore’s water supply.

Singapore currently has two desalination plants, the 136 Ml/d SingSpring desalination plant, and the 318 Ml/d Tuaspring desalination plant. 

Desalinated water currently meets 25% of Singapore’s water demand. With demand expected to increase, PUB intends to increase that capacity to continue to meet 25% of future water demand in 2060.