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Sembcorp Changi NEWater Plant Begins Commercial Operations

August 03, 2009

The Sembcorp Changi NEWater Plant (SCNP) has now begun its first phase of commercial operations. This milestone was achieved last Friday, after an uninterrupted seven-day plant-proving process, which saw the SCNP successfully meet the stringent quality criteria set out by the PUB.

Following this, the SCNP is now delivering NEWater to the PUB, Singapore’s national water agency, with which Sembcorp has a 25-year water supply contract.

The SCNP has an initial production capacity of 69,000 cubic metres (15 million imperial gallons) of NEWater per day.  When fully completed in mid-2010, the entire facility will be capable of producing a total of 228,000 cubic metres (50 million imperial gallons) of NEWater per day. This will make it Singapore’s largest NEWater plant and one of the largest water recycling plants in the world.

“We are pleased with our successful completion of final testing at the first phase of the plant, as well as the smooth delivery of our first flow of NEWater. We are continuing to make good progress and are ahead of schedule on the execution of the second phase of the facility,” said Mr Tang Kin Fei, Sembcorp’s Group President & CEO.

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Sembcorp Industries Ltd is a leading utilities and marine group. The Group provides centralised utilities, energy and water to industrial and other customers in Singapore, the United Kingdom, Asia and the Middle East. It is a global leader in marine and offshore engineering and also a provider of environmental and industrial park management services in the region. Sembcorp has total assets of over S$8 billion and employs more than 7,000 employees. Listed on the main board of the Singapore Exchange, Sembcorp is a component stock of the Straits Times Index and several MSCI indices.

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