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S$14.5b of deals closed during Singapore International Water Week

The announced deals include agreements between PUB and three firms to explore R&D projects in water treatment.

SINGAPORE: About S$14.5 billion worth of deals were announced during the sixth Singapore International Water Week held from June 1 to 5, PUB said on Monday (June 9).

The deals include memorandums of understanding (MOUs) between the national water agency and three firms - Evoqua, Anaergia and Grundfos - to explore R&D projects in water treatment. PUB and Evoqua will further develop electrochemical desalination technology to improve energy and cost efficiencies in seawater desalination, while the collaboration with Anaergia focuses on waste-to-energy research projects. PUB will work with Grundfos on water innovation in several areas including efficient pump solutions and R&D in wastewater treatment solutions.

In the private sector, Singapore-based De.Mem signed letters of intent with Vietnamese companies Hanoi Water Works and Dabaco Group to build two decentralised water treatment plants in projects valued at around S$15 million, while Sembcorp Industries will acquire and upgrade an existing wastewater treatment plant in Lianyungang Lingang Chemical Industrial Park in China’s Jiangsu province.

“Singapore International Water Week connects leaders and organizations across the water ecosystem to exchange ideas and experiences on real-world solutions, establishing valuable partnerships in these areas. The presence and expansion of major global water companies in Singapore also reaffirm Singapore’s development as a global hydrohub,” said Mr Chew Men Leong, Executive Director, Environment and Water Industry Programme Office and PUB Chief Executive.

The event attracted more than 20,000 participants from 118 countries and regions spanning government, international organisations, industry and academia sectors, PUB said.

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