Singapore opens second desalination plant, with twice the capacity of first
Singapore's second and largest desalination plant, opened by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Wednesday evening, means the republic now has the capacity to turn seawater into fresh to meet up to a quarter of its entire demand.
The Tuaspring plant at Singapore's far south-western edge is designed, built, owned and operated by Hyflux and can supply up to 70 million gallons of water a day.
Water agency PUB has a 25-year agreement to purchase water from it, starting at 45 cents a cubic meter for the first year.
It also has an attached power plant that is to be fuelled by liquefied natural gas and provides a secure energy supply for desalination.