McConnell Dowell to work on Singaporean water reclamation project

WCN Editorial Team 22 Jan 2019 ASIA ENERGY & UTILITIES

Infrastructure construction company McConnell Dowell has won a contract from PUB, Singapore’s national water agency, to carry out site development works for the Tuas Water Reclamation Plant (TWRP) in Singapore.

The company will provide site-wide facilities and support services, including construction of the outfall, sewer connections, and provision and maintenance of services such as security, utilities, telecommunications and traffic management.

McConnell Dowell CEO Scott Cummins said: “The Tuas Water Reclamation Plant is a highly strategic and important infrastructural project that will deliver substantial environmental and social benefits to Singapore and its people.

“This announcement comes after McConnell Dowell’s successful completion late last year of the complex Tuas Road Bridges project for a related Singapore Government entity in the Tuas vicinity.

“This award recognises the high-standard of quality work and the expertise demonstrated by McConnell Dowell in delivering complex projects working collaboratively with all stakeholders.”

TWRP is part of Phase 2 of the Deep Tunnel Sewerage System (DTSS) project.

Under this project, used water from homes and industries in the western part of Singapore will be channelled through the deep tunnel sewers to the TWRP for treatment and reclamation into ultra-clean, high-grade NEWater.

After completion, TWRP will be the largest water reclamation plant in Singapore to use membrane bioreactor technology to treat both used water sources and to higher standards.

McConnell Dowell managing director for South-East Asia, Stephen Rogers, said: “The completion of the project will see McConnell Dowell further strengthen its position working for major Singapore Government authorities and more specifically in the water treatment complex infrastructure sector.

“McConnell Dowell has decades of local experience in delivering important commercial and social infrastructure projects across Asia.”

Construction is scheduled to commence in early 2019 and the full commercial operation is targeted for 2025.

The company has previously delivered major infrastructure projects across South East Asia.

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Image: Artist’s impression of Tuas Water Reclamation project. Photo: Courtesy of McConnell Dowell.

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