PUB to build fourth desalination plant in Marina East

PUB to build fourth desalination plant in Marina East
The desalting process at Marina Reservoir, the 15th reservoir in Singapore and the first to be located in the city centre.
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SINGAPORE - A fourth desalination plant is being planned, national water agency PUB announced on Thursday.

In a statement, PUB said it will call a tender for the provision of professional engineering services for the Marina East desalination plant.

Planned with a capacity of 30 million imperial gallons per day (mgd), the plant will help meet future water demand in the city area and strengthen Singapore's drought resilience, PUB said.

The plant will be located near water demand zones in the city and eastern Singapore. It will also have the capability to treat freshwater from Marina Reservoir.

Chua Soon Guan, PUB's Deputy Chief Executive (Policy & Development), said: "PUB has been making investments to build up and diversify our water supply sources in order to strengthen our water security. During the dry weather in recent years, we were able to ensure supply by increasing the production of NEWater and desalinated water. Building up weather-resilient water sources will help us be better prepared for possible prolonged periods of dry spells in future."

The tender will include the engineering design for the development of the plant under a Design-Build-Own-Operate (DBOO) arrangement.

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