Powering Forward with the New Hyflux Innovation Centre

3 Jul 2012

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Hyflux Innovation Centre

On 3 July 2012, Hyflux launched its new global headquarters, Hyflux Innovation Centre, in Singapore. The opening was officiated by Minister for the Environment and Water Resources, Dr Vivian Balakrishnan.

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Built with an investment of S$60 million, the impressive 10-storey glass-and-steel building has a gross floor area of more than 400,000 square feet and will act as the nerve centre of Hyflux’s global operations, housing a range of diverse functions from corporate offices to engineering design., Hyflux Innovation Centre will be the crucial platform to power Hyflux ahead of the competitive technological race. In the past eight years, our businesses have extended beyond Singapore and China, rapidly expanding into regions in India, the Middle East, North Africa and Latin America. Hyflux’s management foresees the next stage of critical growth will be hinged on innovation, or the need for our staff to “do better with less” according toExecutive Chairman and Group CEO, Ms Olivia Lum.

Dr Vivian Balakrishnan, Minister for the Environment and Water Resources, said the success of local water companies like Hyflux reflected how Singapore was able to overcome its water challenge and turn it into a source of economic growth and competitive advantage.

Managing Director of the Singapore Economic Development Board, Mr Yeoh Keat Chuan, pointed out that the establishment of Hyflux Innovation Centre reinforces Singapore’s position as a “leading location in Asia for water companies to conduct business activities across the value-chain, from research to high-value manufacturing, to global headquarters.”

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Recognised for its model of innovative environmental design and construction, Hyflux Innovation Centre received the BCA Green Mark Platinum Award. Our building features environmentally-sustainable designs such as a solar-powered gym and a grey recycling system that utilises Hyflux’s proprietary Kristal®ultrafiltration membranes. These innovative measures meet the most stringent criteria set by the Building & Construction Authority of Singapore and are anticipated to lower energy consumption by 30% and conserve 15.6 million litres of water a year.