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Singapore Budget 2017: Water prices to increase by 30% over two years

21-02-2017

At the Singapore Government’s Budget Statement for Financial Year 2017 in Parliament yesterday, Minister for Finance Heng Swee Keat delivered the news that water tariff will increase for the first time in 17 years. The increment will see prices hiking up by 30% in the next two years to fund higher costs of water production. …

Hyflux moves to bolster global competitiveness

15-02-2017

Hyflux Ltd. (Hyflux) has announced plans to bolster its global competitiveness across three fronts. In partnership with the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB), Hyflux is making investments to improve manufacturing productivity, commercialise next-generation membrane technologies and diversify from its traditional infrastructure business. …

Editor’s pickToray President Nikkaku gives Leadership Lecture at UTM-MJIIT Kuala Lumpur

15-02-2017

Nikkaku giving the lecture At the invitation of the Malaysian Ministry of Higher Education, Akihiro Nikkaku, President of Toray Industries, Inc., visited Kuala Lumpur to give a public lecture on "Research & Development and Global Business Strategy of Toray Group". This 18th Leadership Lecture Series, organized by the University Technology …

Editor’s pickPUB appoints CH2M Hill Singapore as Design Consultant for Tuas Water Reclamation Plant

13-02-2017

CH2M Hill Singapore Pte Ltd has been appointed by Singapore’s national water agency as the Detailed Design Consultant for the Tuas Water Reclamation Plant (WRP), a key component of the Deep Tunnel Sewerage System (DTSS) Phase 2. The news came after a pre-qualification and tender exercise in 2016. The appointment will see CH2M Hill Singapore …

LACROIX Sofrel adds SOFREL LS-Flow into its range of data loggers

13-02-2017

LACROIX Sofrel, a leader in the remote management of water systems, is adding a new product to its range of data loggers. This follows the success of the SOFREL LS, the data loggers for remote meter reading and leak detection by district metering, and the SOFREL LS-V solution, which operates pressure regulating valves. The range now welcomes the …

Global wastewater diffused aerator market to grow by two-fold by 2021

10-02-2017

Aeration is a biological process through which air or oxygen is mixed with or circulated through a liquid substance. Diffused aeration systems, also known as diffused aerators, increase dissolved oxygen levels in a liquid, and are hence highly recommended for secondary treatment in wastewater treatment systems. Owing to their high reliability, …

Mitsubishi: How the future of inverter drives the water industry ?

10-02-2017

The challenges facing the water industry include climate change, rising energy costs, tightening legislation, population growth and increasing usage per head. The use of automated systems in order to make pumps and processes work more efficiently is helping keep pace with these demands; however, what does the future hold for one of the most …

Singapore minister assures that water tariffs will remain cost-comepetitive

10-02-2017

Following the news of a water-tariff hike, the Minister for the Environment and Water Resources Masagos Zulkifli assures that Singapore government will ensure that the country remains cost-competitive, even with the planned water-tariff hike.  He further emphasised that efforts to enhance water efficiency in the industrial and commercial …

Spiral Water Technologies expands portfolio with MODEL S1000 filter

08-02-2017

Spiral Water Technologies, a developer of advanced filtration solutions for difficult-to-treat waters, is introducing their automatic self-cleaning filter, the Model S1000. Made with a robust stainless steel housing, the new Model S1000 can be used for both process and wastewater streams. It is also designed to remove ultra-high and variable …

PUB invites proposals to build fifth desalination plant on Jurong Island

07-02-2017

PUB, Singapore’s national water agency, has put up a Request for Proposal (RFP) today for the development of Singapore’s fifth desalination plant. To be built on Jurong Island under a Design-Build-Own-Operate (DBOO) arrangement by 2020, the plant will add another 137,000 cubic metres, or approximately 30 million imperial gallons of …