Binnies celebrates 100 years of water excellence in Singapore

From left to right: Mike Collins, head of sustainable infrastructure (APAC) for Department for International Trade (DIT); William Yong, managing director of Binnies Singapore; Alan Ryder, CEO and founder of RSK Group; Dr Amy Khor, Senior Minister of State for Sustainability and the Environment of Singapore; Her Excellency Kara Owen, British High Commissioner to Singapore; Goh Si Hou, CEO of PUB; and Lucy Thomas, managing director of RSK Centre for Sustainability Excellence (Image: Binnies Singapore)

Binnies, an RSK Group company providing water, wastewater and flood resilience solutions, has celebrated its 100th year of water excellence in Singapore on 5 Dec 2022.

As they look back on a century of partnering with Singapore in securing adequate and affordable water supply for future generations, Binnies prepares for a future powered by new digital water technologies, with advancements in artificial intelligence (AI), digital twins and data analytics.

As an island nation with limited land for water storage and a lack of water resources, Singapore is considered one of the most water-stressed countries in the world, but is also a global success story in water resilience.

As Singapore strides forward with plans to achieve a water-sustainable future, the collaboration of Binnies across the RSK Group and with innovation leaders will ensure the next 100 years see as much success as the first.

Having already developed an advanced digital twin platform, Binnies will reportedly look to expand into AI, augmented reality (AR) and more granular data collection for a more technologically advanced platform that will yield greater efficiencies at a lower cost.

“Celebrating the centenary of Binnies in Singapore is a momentous occasion for us to acknowledge our heritage as we look to the future,” said William Yong, managing director of Binnies Singapore.

“Binnies is committed to drawing on our expertise and experience in solving complex global water and environmental challenges, and working with governments and stakeholders in Singapore and around the world to address constantly evolving needs as we secure and safeguard a water future for all.”

Since 1922, Binnies has been a present and supportive partner in Singapore’s journey to water self-sufficiency, playing significant roles in many water projects.

In recent years, Binnies has provided engineering solutions and technology for four out of the five desalination plants in Singapore: SingSpring Desalination Plant, a large-scale seawater desalination facility for the country located in Tuas; Tuaspring Desalination Plant, a seawater reverse osmosis desalination plant; Keppel Marina East Desalination Plant, the only facility capable of treating both sea and reservoir water in Singapore; and Jurong Island Desalination Plant, an innovative, energy-efficient facility.

More recently, Binnies has delivered a feasibility study commissioned by PUB for underground stormwater drainage and storage systems to mitigate the impact of rainfall-induced floods.

“Binnies is a name synonymous with world-class engineering and has seen great success in Singapore and the region, and it is great to see the organisation thrive further since joining the RSK Group in early 2021,” said Alan Ryder, CEO and founder of RSK Group.

“With Binnies and the other businesses in the RSK Group leveraging each other’s expertise, our low- and zero-carbon solutions and digital innovations are helping global governments and organisations mitigate environmental impacts.

“As we celebrate Binnies’ 100th anniversary in Singapore, we look forward to collaborating closely with various stakeholders to advance Singapore’s standing as a global hydro hub.”