PUB rejects Utico request to delay May 18 takeover of Tuaspring desalination plant

Utico was hoping to enter a deal with Hyflux, which would allow them to fix the problems at Tuaspring desalination plant that led to PUB's decision to take it over. PHOTO: ST FILE
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SINGAPORE - National water agency PUB has shot down a last-minute request by Hyflux's potential white knight Utico to delay the authority's takeover of the Tuaspring desalination plant, which has been set for May 18.

Utico was hoping to enter a deal with Hyflux, which would allow them to fix the problems at Tuaspring that led to PUB's decision to take it over.

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