Our Approach

Our Green Solutions

Global trends such as rapid population growth, pressure on resource availability, technological innovation and greater decarbonisation are driving businesses to pursue opportunities arising from environmental risks, as catalysts for growth. In recognition of this, we have created a new Renewables and Environment business line to leverage our unique positioning as a supplier of green solutions in energy, water and waste management.

Renewable Energy and EfW

Our renewable energy business is growing both in Singapore and overseas. We are one of the leading solar energy developers in Singapore. In India, we are a leading independent power producer in the thermal and renewable energy sector. We operate renewable power assets across seven states and have one of the highest installed renewable capacity as a percentage of total generation capacity among other IPPs in India*. In China, we have wind power assets in Hebei and Inner Mongolia.

Sembcorp operates a woodchip-fuelled biomass energy plant that supplies sustainably-produced process steam to our customers on Jurong Island in Singapore. We are also building Jurong Island’s first large-scale steam boiler fuelled exclusively by industrial and commercial waste. These energy-from-waste plants use waste collected and processed by our solid waste management business.

In the UK, in addition to the biomass power plant in Teesside which uses sustainable wood for fuel, we also have an energy-from-waste facility in our Wilton International site which uses municipal and commercial waste as fuel.

* Based on CRISIL Power Market Study February 2018

Industrial Water and Wastewater Treatment

Sembcorp is a global leader in industrial water and wastewater solutions. Our sustainable approach helps us meet the growing needs of industries and communities while supporting the development of emerging economies.

Specialised Industrial Water Management for China
Sembcorp's full suite of total water solutions have found application in China, one of the world's fast-growing and industrialising economies. We provide sustainable wastewater treatment, water reclamation and industrial water supply solutions there. We also support the specialised water needs of petrochemical and coal-to-chemical industries, while helping to reduce their impact on the environment.

Desalination for Water-stressed Regions
Our desalination plants in the Middle East, meanwhile, help meet growing demand in the water-stressed region with a reliable supply of potable water. Our US$1.7 billion plant in Fujairah in the UAE and our US$1 billion plant in Salalah, Oman, produce 130 million imperial gallons and 15 million imperial gallons of desalinated water per day respectively.

Water Reclamation as Alternative Water Source
Sembcorp's water reclamation business conserves precious water resources and offers a sustainably-sourced alternative water supply to industries and households.
We were a pioneer in reclaiming industrial effluent on Jurong Island in Singapore and today our Sembcorp NEWater Plant in Singapore is one of the largest water recycling plants in the world.


Resource recovery in Singapore

To reduce waste ending up in landfills and incineration facilities, Sembcorp provides advanced waste treatment and resource recovery, including producing renewable energy from waste.

Our waste-to-resource facilities in Singapore extract recyclables from waste collected through SembWaste, the leading solid waste management operator in the country. Sembcorp also operates a construction and demolition materials recovery facility, recovering timber, hardcore and fines, as well as ferrous and non-ferrous metals.

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