Singapore, March 27, 2014 – Sembcorp Industries (Sembcorp) has commenced construction of its largest energy-from-waste (EfW) facility in Singapore. Worth over S$250 million, the project is the first to use industrial and commercial waste to produce steam for supply to companies on Jurong Island. Its development marks a significant step in reducing the carbon footprint of the Jurong Island petrochemical hub, and is in line with Sembcorp’s drive to offer its customers the best and most competitive solutions.

Located in the Sakra area of the island, the facility will offer an economical and environmentally-friendly source of steam to serve the needs of companies in the vicinity. The plant will be equipped with two boilers with a combined capacity of 140 tonnes of steam per hour and is expected to be completed in early 2016. Compared to a coal-fired steam plant, it will produce around 50% less greenhouse gas emissions. With the project’s completion, Sembcorp will be able to supply a third of its customers’ steam needs in Singapore using environmentally-friendly alternative fuel.

In addition, the project will strengthen synergies between Sembcorp’s energy business and its solid waste management operations. By using around 1,000 tonnes of industrial and commercial waste collected by Sembcorp’s solid waste management operations as fuel each day, the plant will not only convert waste into energy but also reduce the company’s disposal costs for waste it collects.

Ng Meng Poh, Sembcorp’s Executive Vice President & Head, Utilities, said, “This new energy-from-waste plant demonstrates Sembcorp’s focus on offering the best solutions to our customers, as Jurong Island’s premier utilities supplier. The facility will provide a reliable, economical supply of steam to serve our customers’ needs, while helping them to reduce their carbon footprint. At the same time, this project will reduce disposal costs for our solid waste management operations and improve synergies between Sembcorp’s energy and solid waste management businesses.”

The start of construction for this new EfW plant builds on Sembcorp’s good momentum in growing its green energy portfolio. Last month, it announced a 48 megawatt expansion to its wind power capacity in Huanghua, China, and in December 2013, it marked financial close on a new EfW project in the UK which will generate 49 megawatts of gross power or 190 tonnes per hour of steam. Today, Sembcorp’s international renewable energy portfolio includes EfW, biomass and wind power facilities in Singapore, the UK and China. Put together, these renewable energy assets comprise around 5% of Sembcorp’s global portfolio of power and steam assets.

The transaction is not expected to have a material impact on the earnings per share and net asset value per share of Sembcorp Industries for the current financial year.

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ABOUT SEMBCORP INDUSTRIES
Sembcorp Industries is a leading energy, water and marine group operating across six continents worldwide. With facilities of over 7,200 megawatts of gross power capacity and over eight million cubic metres of water per day in operation and under development, Sembcorp is a trusted provider of essential energy and water solutions to both industrial and municipal customers. It is also a world leader in marine and offshore engineering, as well as an established brand name in urban development.

The Group has total assets of over S$13 billion and employs approximately 10,000 employees. Listed on the main board of the Singapore Exchange, it is a component stock of the Straits Times Index and several MSCI and FTSE indices.