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Sembcorp Hosts PM Lee at its Water Facility in Shenyang, China

August 30, 2013

Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong visited Sembcorp’s municipal water plant in Shenyang today whilst in China at the invitation of Chinese Premier Li Keqiang. Prime Minister Lee was accompanied by his wife, Acting Minister for Manpower and Senior Minister of State for National Development Tan Chuan-Jin, Vice Governor of Liaoning Bing Zhigang, Singapore Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China Stanley Loh and his wife, as well as other officials from China and Singapore. The delegation was welcomed by Mr Alan Yau, CEO of Sembcorp China and Mr Yang Haidong, Sembcorp China’s Head of Asset Management for Northeast China.

PM Lee was briefed on Sembcorp’s presence in China, as well as on Sembcorp’s water treatment plant in Shenyang, which supplies 160,000 cubic metres per day of municipal water to a population of 175,000 in the Shenyang Economic & Technological Development Area. In 2012, the facility was the only one in China to be singled out for operational excellence by AquaFed – the international federation of private water operators – at the World Water Forum. AquaFed highlighted Sembcorp’s success in improving the operational and financial performance of the plant, such as reducing non-revenue water as well as energy consumption per unit of production.

This visit comes on the back of Sembcorp’s new deals to expand its wastewater treatment business in Liaoning, signed two days ago at the sidelines of the annual Singapore-Liaoning Economic and Trade Council meeting. Witnessed by Minister Tan Chuan-Jin and Executive Vice Governor of Liaoning Zhou Zhongxuan, the deals extend Sembcorp’s water solutions to industrial sites in Panjin, and will support the government in its efforts to accelerate the economic development of Liaoning under the “Liaoning Coastal Economic Belt Strategy”. They will also build Sembcorp’s presence in its key market of China, which currently spans 15 provinces across the country.

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Sembcorp Industries is a leading energy, water and marine group operating across six continents worldwide. With facilities with 5,900 megawatts of gross power capacity and over seven million cubic metres of water per day in operation and under development, Sembcorp is a trusted provider of essential energy and water solutions to both industrial and municipal customers. It is also a world leader in marine and offshore engineering as well as an established brand name in integrated urban development.

The Group has total assets of over S$13 billion and employs over 9,000 employees. Listed on the main board of the Singapore Exchange, it is a component stock of the Straits Times Index, several MSCI and FTSE indices as well as the Dow Jones Sustainability Asia Pacific Index.

Note to Editors: Following a company rebrand, please refer to the company as “Sembcorp” (with “S” in upper case and “c” in lower case), or “Sembcorp Industries” in full. Please also note that “Sembcorp” is not an abbreviation of “Sembawang Corporation” but a brand name in itself, and it is therefore incorrect to refer to our company as “Sembawang”, “Sembawang Corporation” or similar.


Sembcorp has invested in the China market for close to two decades and its presence spans 15 provinces across the country.

The Group has the expertise to provide essential utilities like energy, water and wastewater treatment, as well as urban development solutions such as sustainable, self-sufficient townships, to support China’s continued growth. In addition, its commitment to sustainability is aligned with the strong emphasis on environmental protection in China’s 12th Five-year Plan.

Sembcorp has an established presence in Liaoning. Besides the new projects in Panjin Fine Chemical Industrial Park and Panjin Liaodong Bay New District, Sembcorp’s utilities business also operates in Fushun, Xinmin and Shenyang.


The Liaoning Coastal Economic Belt strategy, formally known as the ‘Five Points, One Line’ (五点一线) strategy, was first launched in early 2005 by the national government and the Liaoning Provincial Communist Party Committee to tap on Liaoning's abundant coastal resources and manufacturing base. The coastal development strategy aims to power the province's economic growth and establish Liaoning as a globally competitive economic powerhouse.

The ‘Five Points’ refer to the five key coastal investment destinations in Liaoning province: Dalian’s Changxing Island, Yingkou City, Liaoxi Jinzhou Bay Coastal Economic Zone (comprising Jinzhou Xihai Industrial Zone and the Huludao Beigang Industrial Zone), Dandong City and Dalian Huayuankou Industrial Zone. These cover a planned area of approximately 500 square kilometres.

The ‘One Line’ represents a 1,443-kilometre motorway, completed in 2009, which runs along the coast and connects the five zones, linking six provincial cities, 21 countries and 113 towns.