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Sembcorp to expand wind, industrial water facilities in China

Singapore industrial conglomerate Sembcorp Industries on Tuesday announced plans to expand two facilities in China as it seeks to grow its presence in the world's most populous country.

SINGAPORE: Singapore industrial conglomerate Sembcorp Industries on Tuesday announced plans to expand two facilities in China as it seeks to grow its presence in the world's most populous country.

Sembcorp, which has 24 operations across China, said it plans to increase its wind power capacity in Huanghua, Hebei province by almost 50 per cent to 147 megawatts from 99 megawatts.

The RMB454.9 million (around S$94.4 million) expansion through Sembcorp's joint venture with Guohua Energy Investment Co is expected to be completed by the first half of 2015.

Separately, Sembcorp plans to double industrial water capacity in the Nanjing Chemical Industrial Park in Jiangsu province from 120,000 cubic metres per day to 240,000 cubic metres per day.

The RMB65.2 million (S$13.5 million) expansion is expected to be completed by mid-2015.

Sembcorp, one of Singapore's largest industrial groups, has been investing in China for close to 20 years.

The group also has a controlling stake in Sembcorp Marine, the world's second largest rig builder. 

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