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Singapore's fifth NEWater plant opens http://www.pub.gov.sg/news/pressreleases/SingaporefifthNEWaterplantopensSingapore's fifth NEWater plant opens 17/1/2017 4:00:00 PMThe 50mgd plant will boost total NEWater capacity to meet 40% of Singapore’s water demand 18/1/2017 8:50:00 AMIssue DatePress ReleaseAbout PUB, Singapore’s National Water AgencyFind out more about usAbout Beijing Enterprises Water Group LimitedAbout UES Holdings Pte Ltd<p>PUB, Singapore’s National Water Agency, BEWG International Pte Ltd (“BEWGI”), a subsidiary of Beijing Enterprises Water Group Limited (“BEWG”), and UES Holdings Pte Ltd (“UESH”) today officially opened BEWG-UESH NEWater Plant, Singapore’s fifth NEWater plant and second one in Changi. </p><p>Mr Masagos Zulkifli, Minister for the Environment and Water Resources, officiated at the launch, which was witnessed by some 200 guests. </p><p>“The launch of this plant is another important page in our water story. I congratulate Beijing Enterprises Water Group Limited, UES Holdings Pte Ltd, and PUB on this achievement. This plant is one of the many major pieces of infrastructure that the Singapore Government will be developing in the coming years. In the context of rising uncertainties, such as the drying up of Linggiu Reservoir, and rising costs of production and conveyance, we need to take necessary measures to strengthen water supply and sustainability. I also urge all to continue to use water prudently,” said Mr Masagos.<br><br>Sited on top of Changi Water Reclamation Plant, BEWG-UESH NEWater Plant has a capacity of 228,000m3 or 50 million gallons a day. The new plant provides, together with four other existing facilities, enough NEWater capacity to meet up to 40% of Singapore’s total daily water demand.</p><p>Mr Ng Joo Hee, PUB’s Chief Executive, said, “Reuse is a plank of Singapore’s water strategy. In our minds, the H2O molecule is never lost and water is an endlessly reusable resource. Used water can always be reclaimed and retreated so that it can be consumed again. Singapore leads the world in this. Today, with this newest plant, we have enough NEWater capacity to supply 40% of Singapore’s daily demand.</p><p>“Water reuse is particularly attractive because it is a drought-resistant<br>source of water. Every Singaporean student is taught the hydrologic cycle and knows how Mother Nature reclaims and recycles water in all its forms. What we do in PUB’s water reclamation and NEWater plants is, in essence, copying nature’s way.”</p><p>NEWater (ultra-clean, high-grade reclaimed water) is one of Singapore’s Four National Taps, along with local catchment water, imported water and desalinated water. Together, they provide a robust and diversified water supply for Singapore. </p><p>Collaborations with the industry have also played an important role in Singapore’s water journey. Close partnership with the private sector has enabled PUB to explore, pilot and implement new technologies to increase Singapore’s water resources and enhance efficiencies in water production.</p><p>“This BEWG-UESH NEWater Plant illustrates very well how PUB, as it builds and operates the infrastructure that secures our country’s water future, also provides opportunity for private industry to collaborate and create with us solutions that help overcome Singapore’s water challenges,” added Mr Ng.</p><p>On playing a part in achieving this milestone in Singapore’s water sustainability journey, Mr Li Yongcheng, Board Chairman and Executive Director of BEWG, enthused, “We are very honoured to partner PUB for this NEWater project. This signals Singapore’s status as a global hydrohub boasting a vibrant ecosystem of water companies, technology owners and research institutes from across the world to champion advances and practices in various water issues.”</p><p>Sharing his elation at the official opening of the plant, Mr Johnson Tang, Chief Executive Officer of UESH said, “UESH was involved in the building of Changi Water Reclamation Plant back in 2007 and now with BEWG-UESH NEWater Plant, we have come a full circle in our collaboration with PUB. It has been an extremely meaningful journey working with the national water agency and witnessing Singapore’s evolution from a water-challenged island-state to a global leader in innovative water strategies and technologies.”</p><p>In 2014, PUB awarded the Design-Build-Own-Operate (DBOO) contract for the NEWater plant to BEWGI-UE NEWater (S) Pte Ltd, a consortium formed between BEWGI and UESH, as a public-private partnership initiative. It is one of six DBOO projects between PUB and the private sector, the others being the SingSpring Desalination Plant, Tuaspring Desalination Plant, Keppel-Seghers Ulu Pandan NEWater Plant, SembCorp NEWater Plant, and the recently announced desalination plant that will be built in Marina East.</p><p>In recognition of its contribution to the advancement of private sector participation in the international water sector, BEWG-UESH NEWater Plant was awarded Water Deal of the Year in 2016 at the Global Water Awards organised by Global Water Intelligence.</p><p>The successful completion of BEWG-UESH NEWater Plant further strengthens BEWG’s extensive track record in water treatment which includes a few hundred plants in China, Macau, Malaysia, Portugal and Singapore. It also solidifies UESH’s position as an established developer, owner and operator of water & air and waste & renewable energy assets as well as provider of mechanical & electrical engineering services in Singapore and China.  <br><br><img src="http://public.prdweb.pub.gov.sg/sites/assets/PressReleaseAssets/IMG_0078_body.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;" /><br><span class="ms-rteStyle-ImageDescriptionStyle" style="background-position:0% 0%;font-size:10.5pt;background-image:none;background-attachment:scroll;background-repeat:repeat;background-size:auto;background-origin:padding-box;background-clip:border-box;"><span class="ms-rteThemeFontFace-1 ms-rteStyle-ImageDescriptionStyle"><em>From L to R: PUB Chief Executive Ng Joo Hee, PUB Chairman Tan Gee Paw, Permanent Secretary (MEWR) Choi Shing Kwok, Senior Minister of State (MEWR) Dr Amy Khor, Minister for the Environment and Water Resources Masagos Zulkifli, ]Minister Counsellor of Embassy of China Zheng Chao, BEWG Chairman Li Yongcheng, BEWG Chief Executive Officer Zhou Min and UESH Chief Executive Officer Johnson Tang at the official opening of BEWG-UESH NEWater Plant.</em></span></span></p><p>PUB is a statutory board under the Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources. It is the national water agency, and manages Singapore’s water supply, water catchment and used water in an integrated way.</p><p>PUB has ensured a diversified and sustainable supply of water for Singapore with the Four National Taps (local catchment water, imported water, NEWater, desalinated water).<br> <br>PUB calls on everyone to play a part in conserving water, in keeping our waterways clean, and in caring for Singapore’s precious water resources. 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href="http://www.pub.gov.sg/"><span style="font-family:"arial",sans-serif;font-size:12pt;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><font color="#0000ff">www.pub.gov.sg</font></span></span></a></span></p><font color="#000000" face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p></p><p>​Beijing Enterprises Water Group Limited ("BEWG" and together with its group of subsidiaries, the “Group”), listed on the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (Stock Code: 0371), is a large-scale group which provides a broad range of water services and environmental protection services in China. BEWG has strategically positioned itself as a "leading integrated water system solution provider". Leveraging on its market-oriented approach, solid capital foundation, advanced technology and sound management, the Group focuses on its core businesses on traditional water services and comprehensive water environment treatment.</p><p>Throughout the years, BEWG was consistently awarded "China Water Service Outstanding New Enterprises" and "Best Water Business Enterprises in China", as well as consecutively ranked No. 1 in "Top 10 Influential Enterprises in the Water Industry" from 2010 to 2015. BEWG is the flagship vehicle of Beijing Enterprises Holdings Limited ("BEHL") in the water service market and has been listed on the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (Stock Code: 0392) since May 1997. Backed by the People's Government of Beijing Municipal, BEHL's core businesses are on urban natural gas distribution and infrastructure facilities. BEHL, a diversified utility conglomerate, sports a red-chip status in Hong Kong Stock Exchange and is ranked No. 1 in "Top 500 Public Utilities and Facilities Enterprises in China".<br></p><p>UES Holdings Pte Ltd (“UESH”) is one of Singapore’s leading environmental engineering companies. Its roots can be traced back to the 1930s when it was the contractor to many regional governments for the construction of waterworks and other large infrastructure. Some of the early waterworks that UESH and its predecessors built included Thomson Road Waterworks in Singapore (today known as Bukit Timah Waterworks) and Ampang Waterworks in Selangor, Malaysia. Today, UESH undertakes projects related to water treatment, renewable energy, as well as air treatment and pollution control on EPC (Engineering, Procurement and Construction), DBO (Design-Build-Operate), DBOO (Design-Build-Own-Operate), DB (Design-Build) and BOT (Build-Operate-Transfer) bases, and have BOT assets for medical waste and waste water treatment in China.</p><p>In the last decade, UESH has undertaken numerous landmark projects in the public and private sectors, such as Contract C3C Liquid Module 1 project at Changi Water Reclamation Plant, a co-generation system project at Gardens by the Bay, marine life support systems project at Marine Life Park, Resorts World Sentosa as well as BEWG-UESH NEWater Plant. Headquartered in Singapore, UESH has market presence in China, Cambodia, Indonesia, Myanmar and Vietnam.<br><br><br>(Please click <a href="http://public.prdweb.pub.gov.sg/sites/assets/PressReleaseDocuments/Fact%20Sheet_5th%20NEWater%20Plant%20opens_18Jan2017.pdf"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><font color="#0066cc">here</font></span></a> to view attachment)<br></p>18/1/2017 8:47:14 AM