Singapore cuts the ribbon on new water reuse facility

Singapore’s water agency PUB officially opened the country’s fifth water reuse plant, BEWG-UESH, the second in the planning zone of Changi, on Tuesday 17 January 2017.

Built on top of the existing Changi Water Reclamation Plant, the new $170 million facility has capacity of 228,000 m3/d, and will supply PUB for 25 years.

BEWG-UESH, together with Singapore’s four other water reuse plants at Bedok, Changi, Kranji, and Ulu Padan, provide 40 per cent of the city-state’s water demand.

PUB awarded a design, build, own, operate (DBOO) contract for the plant in 2014 to a consortium formed by Beijing Enterprises Water Group and UES Holdings, making it one of six public-private partnership projects contracted by PUB.

“This BEWG-UESH NEWater Plant illustrates very well how PUB, as it builds and operates the infrastructure that secures our country’s water future, also provides opportunity for private industry to collaborate and create with us solutions that help overcome Singapore’s water challenges,” said PUB chief executive Ng Joo Hee.