Jurong Membrane Bioreactor Plant

Client
PUB, the national water agency
Location
Singapore
Project
Design, construct, test and commission a membrane bioreactor plant
Capacity
68,000 m3/day
Online
2014

Jurong Membrane Bioreactor (MBR) Plant is situated at Jurong Water Reclamation Plant, a conventional activated sludge wastewater treatment facility. Using biological processes and PoroCep microfiltration membranes, high quality effluent is produced from wastewater from the industrialised Jurong catchment for use by industries on Jurong Island.

As a brownfield site, this project presented some challenges. The limited land area meant that the plant layout had to be designed to minimise overall footprint while detailed planning and site survey were required to ensure that the existing underground structures were protected during the retrofit. In addition, the retrofitting work had to be carried out in an operating plant with minimal disruptions to ongoing operations.