The Surface Engineering Hub is developed by JTC Corporation (JTC), Singapore’s lead government agency pioneering the development of innovative industrial facilities, to support and catalyse the growth and transformation of industries in Singapore. JTC’s SEH concept was aimed at allowing tenants to enjoy operational cost savings in the treatment of wastewater, as well as quick start-up and lower upfront capital investments.
The wastewater treatment plant treats wastewater containing toxic substances such as heavy metals, cyanide and chromium discharged by surface finishing companies located at the SEH, which typically carry out electroplating, anodizing, and electro-polishing activities.
Wastewater is segregated into three main streams – one each for general heavy metals, cyanide and chromium – before being centrally treated at the CWTP, where contaminants are removed. This enables the wastewater to meet thestandard permissible requirements before it is discharged to the public sewers.
To ensure that the CWTP continues to meet the needs of users, JTC has also incorporated feedback from Veolia on its proposed plant design and worked closely with the company on the installation of equipment at the facility.
On winning this contract, Duncan Briggs, Commercial Director for Veolia’s Operations Business commented: “Veolia is pleased that the award of JTC’s CWTP contract has given us an exciting opportunity to provide the necessary support for a unique consolidation of surface engineering companies at the SEH. We look forward to working with JTC and the tenants at the SEH to make this facility a success”.
Veolia group is the global leader in optimized resource management. With over 187,000 employees* worldwide, the Group designs and provides water, waste and energy management solutions that contribute to the sustainable development of communities and industries. Through its three complementary business activities, Veolia helps to develop access to resources, preserve available resources, and to replenish them. Veolia Water Technologies specializes in technological solutions and design and build projects for water and wastewater treatment, serving industrial and municipal clients.
In 2013, the group Veolia supplied 94 million people with drinking water and 62 million people with wastewater service, produced 54 million megawatt hours of energy and converted 38 million metric tons of waste into new materials and energy. Veolia Environnement (listed on Paris Euronext: VIE and NYSE: VE) recorded consolidated revenue of €23.4 billion* in 2013.www.veolia.com
(*) 2013 pro-forma unaudited figures, including Dalkia International (100%) and excluding Dalkia France. Excluding Transdev employees and revenue currently under divestment.