26 Oct 2015
The co-signatories, witnesses and observers after signing the Waste-to-Energy Services Agreement. (From left to right) Ambassador Haruhisa Takeuchi, Mr Francis Tan Eng Kim, Mr Ronnie Tay, Ms Olivia Lum, Mr Kazuaki Kimura and Minister Masagos Zulkifli.
Hyflux Ltd and its consortium partner Mitsubishi Heavy Industries signed a 25-year Waste-to-Energy Services Agreement with the National Environment Agency (NEA) through its project company, TuasOne Pte Ltd (TuasOne), for Singapore’s sixth and largest waste-to-energy (WTE) plant at a signing ceremony on 26 October 2015.
The signing ceremony was officiated by Singapore’s Minister for the Environment and Water Resources, Mr Masagos Zulkifli.
Signing the agreement for NEA was Mr Ronnie Tay, CEO of NEA, while Ms Olivia Lum, Executive Chairman and Group CEO of Hyflux and Mr Kazuaki Kimura, Executive Vice President of MHI, represented the project company.
Mr Ronnie Tay said, “NEA has put in place an integrated waste management system to uphold high standards of public health while ensuring cost-effectiveness and affordability and minimising land uptake. Even as we continue to construct new waste-to-energy plants, Singaporeans can help by practising the 3Rs (reduce, reuse, recycle) to reduce waste and contribute towards a more sustainable long-term solution.”
Ms Olivia Lum said, “We look forward to delivering Singapore’s largest as well as most energy and land efficient WTE plant, which will help meet Singapore’s long-term waste management needs. This project will position Hyflux strongly in the growing market of energy recovery from waste as governments around the world focus on sustainable waste management and energy efficiency.”
The WESA signing marks a new milestone for the approximately S$750 million project which is expected to be completed by 2019. Preliminary construction works are anticipated to commence at the 4.8-hectare site in Tuas in early 2016. Under the agreement, the WTE plant called TuasOne will provide 3,600 tonnes per day of incineration capacity to NEA from 2019 to 2044 and generate 120 MW of clean and renewable electricity. The electricity will be used to power the plant and the excess power will go towards supplying Singapore’s needs.