International design, engineering and advisory company Aurecon has been appointed by PUB, Singapore’s national water agency, to conduct a feasibility study and conceptual design of a new potable water service reservoir (PWSR) and relevant infrastructure in northwest Singapore.
The PWSR — a storage for treated drinking water — will have a minimum storage capacity of 60 million gallons with provision for expansion of another 20 million gallons in the future, making it potentially one of the largest potable water storage facilities in Singapore when completed. It is slated to meet increasing water demand in the northern and western regions of Singapore by helping to regulate supply against demand fluctuations and serving as a buffer to mitigate water supply disruptions.
As part of the contract, Aurecon will study, consult relevant authorities and stakeholders and compare the technical feasibility including layout, work areas, design of tanks, foundations, buildings and infrastructure to accommodate auxiliary services, and provide cost estimates for the proposed three options of the PWSR.
Jean-Marc Girard, COO, Asia who is leading Aurecon Singapore business said, “It is an honour to be collaborating again with PUB. We are committed to extending our international expertise, especially in water infrastructure engineering and advisory, to help meet Singapore’s future water needs.” Stephane Asselin, CEO at Aurecon Asia also added, “Having a partner in PUB is an affirmation of how our environment and sustainability business in Asia continues to grow.”
Aurecon has contributed in engineering resilient water infrastructure solutions globally. These include the Sha Tin water treatment works in Hong Kong; being Sydney Water’s planning partner in 2019 for 10 years and designing a wastewater approach that embraces a circular economy philosophy to redevelop the ageing Port Lincoln Wastewater Treatment Plant in south Australia. Aurecon was also appointed by PUB as consultant for two large-scale floating solar farms in Singapore last year.