What is your organization doing to promote the environmental message?
Our core businesses in water, energy,
manufacturing processes and specialty materials provide energy-saving,
cost effective environmental solutions. Through our membrane
technology, we are protecting the environment and saving natural
resources through recycling and reusing wastewater and used oil.
- What is
your aim (long-term goal/short-term goal)?
Our aim is to provide efficient and cost
solutions to meet our clients' needs through innovation and
technological advancements, and to ensure that good drinking-water is
available at affordable prices for people.
- Can you tell us
about some of the activities you are carrying out?
The Water Business focuses in providing water solutions in seawater
desalination, drinking water treatment, wastewater reclamation, water
recycling, and raw water purification for municipal and industrial
The consumer arm of Hyflux also develops its own brand of innovative
lifestyle water filtration and purification products for homes and
Industrial Manufacturing and
Our membrane technology used in Industrial Manufacturing Businesses is
applicable to industries dealing with petrochemicals, chemicals,
textiles, biotechnology, pharmaceutical products, food, fermentation,
paper pulp and electronics etc. Hydrochem Engineering ( Shanghai ) Co.
Ltd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hyflux is responsible for the
development and expansion of the industrial manufacturing processing
business in China.
Dumping used lubricating oil causes immense water and land pollution.
The detrimental effects to the environment are costly and are often
irreversible. Recovering these resources using oil collection systems
will greatly reduce illegal dumping and can serve as an indispensable
aspect of government waste management policies. Hyflux
Pte Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hyflux Ltd, is set up as a
business unit to focus on energy related activities. Oil recycling will
be the first major driver to achieve its goal. Our Hyflux
Advanced Membrane System (HAMS) is an innovative and environmentally
friendly, energy efficient, chemical free membrane system that can
recover used lubricating oil from the marine, industrial, transport,
mining, petrochemical, power, automotive and aviation industries.
Specialty material is a new pillar of growth for Hyflux with the goal
to develop and commercialise polymers and specialty materials
lactic acid and Polylactic acid – derived from natural
resources such as corn and sugar. These polymers are widely used in
cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, food and beverages, textiles, food
packaging, and fiber industries.
Moving into this emerging field of material science
our company's immense commitment to address global environmental issues
and to promote environmental sustainable development.
- Do you think that
the activities will have an effect on the population?
Certainly. Presently, our
Desalination Plant, Bedok Newater Plant, Chestnut Avenue Water Works,
as well as our other projects together provide some 35% of
Singapore’s water needs. We are building and
water recycling plants, wastewater treatment plants, and desalination
plants around the world. (SingSpring Desal has a capacity of
136,380m³/day; Bedok plant32,000m³/day, and Chestnut
plant 273,000 m³/day). Visit www.hyflux.com for
After interviewing Hyflux, we can conclude
also working towards a green environment by using newer technologies to
become more environmental friendly and to reduce the ecological
footprint of Singapore. It not only focuses on water, it also focuses
on energy, etc, and by using green solutions to treat and to
carry out their work, this is certainly a company that is trying to
work towards a green environment.
NEWater Plant, Singapore
For Singapore’s first
recycling plant in Bedok, Hyflux was evaluated as the preferred
supplier for the process equipment in the municipal reclamation plant.
The S$16.1 million NEWater plant at Bedok was completed in late 2002 at
a record time of less than six months. It now processes
per day of high-gradewater or NEWater from treated
NEWater Plant, Singapore
success in the Bedok plant, another NEWater
project worth some S$27.8 million was secured from the PUB in December
2002. Hyflux designed and built the 24,000 m3/day plant. More
significantly, its own proprietary Kristal300TM ultra-filtration
membrane technology has been selected for use in the
Avenue Waterworks, Singapore
In September 2002, Hyflux achieved another first by clinching
PUB’s first advanced membrane potable water treatment plant,
the Chestnut Avenue Waterworks, to upgrade the membrane systems for
some S$27 million. The plant with a daily capacity of 273,000
is one of the world’s largest membrane-based raw water
Desalination Plant, Singapore
For Singapore’s first public private partnership, PUB awarded
Hyflux the project to build, own and operate (BOO)
first desalination plant. The S$200 million plant was
in September 2005, some three months ahead of schedule. It now supplies
some 136,380 m3/day of desalinated water to meet approximately 10
percent of Singapore’s water needs.
The SingSpring plant uses advanced
efficient reverse osmosis (RO) technology and was the largest membrane
based seawater desalination plant in the world at the time of its
completion. It also has the largest single-RO trains in the world. The
BOO project was financed by a consortium of five international banks,
led by DBS Bank. The financing was awarded the Euromoney Asia Pacific
WaterDeal of the Year in 2003.
Oil Recycling Plant, Singapore
In Singapore, Hyflux formed a joint venture
with SK Oilchem Management Pte Ltd, to invest up to S$70 million, to
collect, recycle and treat 6,000 tonnes of waste oil annually in
Singapore using the Hyflux Advanced Membrane System (HAMS).
SK Oilchem is an experienced used oil
which specialises in the collection of used oil from industries such as
shipyard and marine, motor workshops, navy bases and army
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