Evoqua to Supply Ultrafiltration System for Jurong Island Desalination Project in Singapore

Evoqua Water Technologies (NYSE:AQUA), an industry leader in mission critical water treatment solutions, has been chosen by the EPC Consortium of TP-STEML to provide its Memcor® low-pressure membrane filtration system for pre-treatment at the Jurong Island Desalination Project.

The construction of the 36 million gallon-per-day (MGD) desalination plant was awarded to TP-STEML Consortium. One of the key factors in the decision was the Consortium’s ability to offer the most competitive price per cubic metre of water. The technology employed in Evoqua’s Memcor system was an ideal choice for this project, as it enables substantial savings in installation and capital costs to the EPC, which ultimately lowers the total product water cost to the customer.

Once completed, the core pre-treatment equipment, with a capacity of 82 MGD, will fit in a space of approximately 9,700 square feet (901 square metres), making this plant one of the most compact pressurised ultrafiltration (UF) plants in the world.

“We are proud to be part of Singapore’s progressive approach in securing its water supply and look forward to showcasing the latest in ultrafiltration membrane systems for the Jurong Island Desalination project,” said Ben Soucy, Vice President and General Manager of Evoqua’s Advanced Filtration and Separation group.

The Memcor® CPII system incorporates pre-engineered low-pressure membrane modules with pre-assembled arrays that minimise installation time and cost. The design is ultra-compact, allowing water authorities to save on land and building costs. The system utilizes the latest enhanced polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) membrane technology to achieve reliable, high quality water with less energy and/or fewer chemicals than alternative low-pressure membranes.

The project will be the fifth desalination plant to be started in Singapore since 2005. Once completed, the plant will be instrumental in helping achieve a long-term goal of meeting 30 per cent of the country’s water needs with desalination – a drought-proof supply of water.