Keppel Seghers completes Ulu Pandan Newater Plant upgrade to boost capacity

SINGAPORE - An upgrade of the Keppel Seghers Ulu Pandan Newater Plant to improve its treatment capacity has been completed, said Keppel Corporation in a statement on Monday (April 10).

This Newater plant is the first in Singapore to adopt a third-stage reverse osmosis configuration. Such a system expands the plant's capacity to treat waste water. The treated water from the plant may be used for industrial purposes such as wafer fabrication and in air conditioning cooling towers in commercial buildings.

The system recycles the reject water from the second-stage reverse osmosis system, thereby boosting the plant's designed and contracted capacity to 35 million gallons per day, up from 32 million gallons per day previously.

Keppel Seghers, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Keppel Infrastructure Holdings, started the upgrading project on April 29 last year and completed it ahead of schedule and on budget, according to the statement.

Mr Tan Boon Leng, executive director for environmental infrastructure at Keppel Infrastructure, said the upgrade "has raised the plant's ability to deliver high-grade reclaimed water to support Singapore's aim to achieve a sustainable and secure water future".

Keppel Corporation said the project is not likely to have a material impact on its net tangible assets or earnings per share for the current financial year.