Tuas Power-Singapore Technologies Marine consortium to build Singapore's 5th desalination plant

SINGAPORE - Tuas Power-Singapore Technologies Marine Consortium (TP-STM) has been named the preferred bidder by PUB to design, build, own and operate Singapore's fifth desalination plant.

The desalination plant on Jurong Island is expected to commence operations in 2020 and will add 30 million gallons or approximately 137,000 cubic metres of water per day to Singapore's water supply, PUB said in a media release on Wednesday (Sept 27).

The seawater reverse-osmosis desalination plant will be co-located with Tuas Power's existing Tembusu Multi-Utilities Complex to derive synergies in resources such as seawater intake and energy from the in-plant generation facilities.

TP-STM's bid was among eight submitted by three applicants, the other two being Keppel Infrastructure Holdings and Sembcorp Utilities - SUEZ International Consortium.

At a first-year price of 91 cents per cubic metre, TP-STM offered the most competitive tariff among the three bidders, said PUB.

TP-STM will supply desalinated water to PUB over a 25-year period from 2020 to 2045.