Keppel commences construction of Singapore’s
newest waste-to-energy plant
SINGAPORE, 5 October 2006 - Keppel Seghers Engineering Singapore Pte
Ltd (Keppel Seghers), the environmental division of Keppel
Integrated Engineering (KIE), has commenced the construction of
Singapore’s newest waste-to-energy plant at Tuas South today. This
is Singapore’s first incineration plant to be built under the
Public-Private Partnership (PPP) initiative.
Officiating the groundbreaking ceremony for Keppel Seghers Tuas
Waste-to-Energy Plant was Dr Yaacob Ibrahim, Minister for the
Environment and Water Resources.
The groundbreaking marks the next milestone since Keppel Seghers was
awarded the 25-year Design-Build-Own-Operate (DBOO) contract by the
National Environment Agency (NEA) early this year. The project is on
schedule to be completed in 2009. The completed plant will be able
to treat 800 tonnes of solid waste a day to generate more than 20MW
of green energy, contributing to Singapore’s electricity supply.
to Showcase Local Technology
Said Mr Lim Chee Onn, Executive Chairman of Keppel Corporation,
“Keppel Seghers Tuas is the first plant in Singapore to showcase
waste-to-energy technology from a local company. The plant was
designed by Keppel Seghers engineers incorporating our in-house
technology such as the air-cooled tumbling grates, boiler, rotary
atomizer, and flue gas treatment system.
“Beyond this project, Keppel supports NEA’s vision to build a
sustainable clean and healthy environment for all Singaporeans. We
are committed to being a significant and long-term partner to the
Ministry of Environment and Water Resources and NEA in the quest to
encourage the reuse, recycle, recover and reduction of waste in
“The comprehensive expertise of NEA in solid waste management and
Keppel in providing solid waste facilities are domains which
Singapore entities are particularly well-placed to excel and export
to the rest of the world.”
Expanding Global Footprint
Keppel Seghers’ waste-to-energy technology is very well established
in China and Europe. The company is actively pursuing prospects in
both markets. In China, Keppel Seghers is the undisputed market
leader for imported waste-to-energy equipment. Between July and
September alone, Keppel Seghers announced S$56.8 million worth of
waste-to-energy contracts in Finland, as well as Tianjin and
Changzhou in China.
The Middle East is the newest market that Keppel Seghers has broken
into. Notification of tender award for a S$1.7 billion solid waste
management project in Qatar was received in end September. More
details on the project will be announced upon finalization and
signing of the contracts.
Keppel Seghers (KS)
Keppel Seghers is an international Group and the environmental
technology subsidiary of Keppel Corporation Limited through Keppel
Integrated Engineering (KIE).
As a leading provider of comprehensive environmental technology
solutions Keppel Seghers offers solutions for wastewater, process
water, drinking water, sludge and solid waste, ranging from
consultancy, design and engineering, technology and construction to
operations and maintenance of facilities.
With its strong track record of successful projects completed in
Europe, North & South America, Asia Pacific, China and Africa,
Keppel Seghers considers itself well positioned to anticipate to
modern society’s challenges to protect the environment and public
health. As such, Keppel Seghers’ technologies offer a view to a
cleaner future for today’s children and tomorrow’s world.
Keppel Integrated Engineering (KIE)
KIE is the environmental technology and engineering division of
Keppel Corporation Ltd, a leading company in Singapore, which is
listed on the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited.
For further information, please contact
Teo Chang Ching
Group Corporate Communications
Tel: (65) 64136426