$500,000 Contract Awarded to Xylem Inc. to Deliver Clean Water in Singapore
Xylem, a leading global water technology company and pump manufacturer, has been awarded a contract worth more than $500,000 to supply ultraviolet disinfection solutions to a major municipal water reclamation facility in Singapore. The city’s industrial sector and eastern communities will benefit from the 228,000 tons (50 million gallons) of additional reclaimed water each day. The plant is scheduled to be completely operational in 2016.
As part of the NEWater Study initiative, the second Changi Water Reclamation Plant will include microfiltration, reverse osmosis, and Xylem’s Wedeco Spektron 2000e UV disinfection system. NEWater is high-grade reclaimed water. It is produced from treated, used water that is purified using advanced membrane technologies and ultra-violet disinfection. The new initiative will work to meet 55 percent of Singapore’s water demand by 2060.
Johnson Tang, Managing Director, UESH Holdings Pte Ltd, says, “This second Changi water reclamation plant is another important step toward Singapore securing the majority of its water needs from reused water. Xylem’s Wedeco Spektron 2000e UV system delivered on the project requirements for a sustainable and efficient wastewater disinfection option with a low life cycle cost.”
Robin Wong, General Manager, Xylem Singapore and Regional Marketing Director, Greater Asia for Xylem says, “Singapore is at the cutting edge of water reuse. As a company focused on developing innovative, efficient solutions to the global water challenges, we are proud to support this latest step in the nation’s journey towards increased water reuse.”
The Wedeco Spektron 2000e UV disinfection system from Xylem offers low-pressure, high-power 600 watt Ecoray UV lamp technology. In addition to reducing lamp counts by 60 percent, the system is designed for maximum effectiveness against waterborne pathogens. The system has also been extensively tested in order to ensure that it meets the requirements of recognized regulations for safe and sustainable water disinfection.