Binnies celebrates Keppel Marina East Desalination Plant award win at Global Water Awards 2021

The Keppel Marina East Desalination Plant (KMEDP) has been named Desalination Plant of the year 2021 by the Global Water Awards, an annual initiative by Global Water Intelligence. Binnies congratulates Keppel Infrastructure, the developer and builder of KMEDP, for this glowing accomplishment.

Under the Design-Build-Own-Operate scheme with PUB Singapore’s national water agency, the KMEDP is Singapore’s fourth desalination plant and the first dual-mode facility. It has the capability to treat both seawater and freshwater to supply Singapore with up to 137,000 m3 of drinking water per day. Being the only desalination plant in Singapore capable of treating dual sources of water, the KMEDP contributes to supporting Singapore’s water supply resilience in the face of increased demand and climate change.

“When Binnies was appointed as PUB’s Project Feasibility consultant in the early stages of the project, we were tasked to look into the possibilities of conceptualising a dual-mode water treatment facility that will be located close to the city, that will not compromise on the aesthetics of Singapore being a “Garden City”.” shared Jason Tan, Director, Engineering, Binnies Singapore

The stringent project requirements led Binnies to bring in leading urban architects that worked with the team to design and conceptualise the plant which leverages its unique location at the city fringe and connection to the East Coast Park and Marina area.

With its process facilities located underground, the KMEDP features a Green Roof that is accessible to the public for recreation, which has proven to be a popular spot for joggers and cyclists at the heart of the city.

“Having to balance operational needs and aesthetics while engineering a dual-mode desalination plant is no easy feat. Binnies is pleased to have been a part of this journey with PUB, Keppel Infrastructure and our many stakeholders. With the success of KMEDP, we look forward to playing an integral role in more of such projects in future!” shared William Yong, Managing Director, Binnies Singapore.

Desalination provides a critical source of water for human needs and economic development that is not dependent on the climate and largely effective in meeting demands of a growing population or in times of drought.

To-date Binnies has been involved in most of the desalination projects in the nation and continues to explore and bring value to the water supply for Singapore and beyond to create new possibilities through our innovative approach to deliver functional infrastructure and elevate the quality of life for the community.

For more details, download a copy of the Keppel Marina Bay Desalination Plant case study

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