Enhancing Singapore’s water security, one drop at a time

The key to providing a reliable flow of water for future generations comes down to operating efficiencies and optimising the employment of water and energy resources. ABB has recognised the need to protect this precious resource, and has intrinsically designed its technologies to improve the performance of water plants and networks and to manage the integrated water cycle with efficient and effectiveness.

For almost five decades, ABB’s technologies have contributed to hundreds of projects in various water applications from water intake, to transfer and distribution, and desalination and treatment facilities as well, helping to improve water quality and availability in the most diverse areas of the world.

In Singapore, a number of landmark water projects have deployed ABB’s technologies, the Changi Water Reclamation Plant, Ulu Pandan Wastewater Treatment Plant, and Marina Barrage among them. The latest project to use ABB’s technologies, the Marina East Desalination Plant, is slated for completion by 2020.

ABB will feature these technologies at SIWW, which is set to take place from the 9th to the 11th of July 2018 at the Marina Bay Sands Convention and Exhibition Centre. The ABB booth, B2-N14, themed A world where every drop counts, will showcase the ABB Ability™ portfolio of digital offerings that will help customers realise reduced operational costs through increased productivity, greater reliability and safety with the use of sensorts, protection and control devices, and faster response to equipment failures with predictive maintenance.

Moreover, ABB will launch two of its market-leading technologies during the exhibition as well – MNS® Digital, a scalable, modular, low-voltage smart switchgear and motor control centre with connected Internet of Things (IoT) intelligent features; and the fully modular, adaptable all-in-one protection and control relay REX640.

“Sustainable water management focusing on water quality and reliable supply is crucial in Singapore,” Philip Lee, ABB’s Segment Lead for Water/Wastewater Industry in Singapore and South East Asia, said. “At SIWW, ABB will share more about our integrated automation and electrical solutions for the entire water sector that help address these important issues.”