Water reclamation

Pioneering the commercial reclamation of water from treated municipal and industrial wastewater effluent in Singapore, we transformed it into high-purity water for power and steam generation, as well as for municipal and other industrial uses.

We were awarded the project to Design-Build-Own-Operate (DBOO) one of the world’s largest water reclamation plants – the Sembcorp NEWater Plant in Singapore, for 25 years under the Public-Private Partnership initiative in 2008.

Water Reclamation

Sembcorp NEWater Plant, Changi

228,000 cubic metres per day

Technology: Microfiltration (MF), Reverse Osmosis (RO), and Ultraviolet (UV) Disinfection

Largest NEWater plant in Singapore and one of the largest reclaimed water plants in the world

Sembcorp Energy Singapore

Won “Water Reuse Project of the Year” at Global Water Intelligence’s 2010 Global Water Awards

Water Reclamation

“Plant on Plant” – Integrated with PUB’s Changi Water Reclamation Plant

Our Sembcorp NEWater Plant is one of the few large-scale water recycling plants in the world to be housed on top of a water reclamation plant. PUB’s Changi Water Reclamation plant collects and treats used water from the eastern half of Singapore. The treated water is then channelled to the Sembcorp NEWater Plant on its rooftop to be further purified into NEWater.

Water Reclamation

12% of Singapore’s current water needs met by Sembcorp NEWater Plant

With a capacity of 50 million imperial gallons, our Sembcorp NEWater Plant produces enough NEWater to meet 12% of Singapore’s total water demand. As one of the Four National Taps, NEWater is a key pillar of Singapore’s water sustainability.

Water Reclamation

Technology capabilities

The Sembcorp NEWater Plant uses the same established and proven NEWater technology pioneered by PUB – microfiltration and reverse osmosis.

This plant’s state-of-the-art microfiltration and reverse osmosis systems are also designed for optimum energy consumption.