194 articles in Singapore

Hyflux reaches breaking point as it files for court protection from its creditors Vol 19, Issue 6 (June 2018)

As its creditors close in, orders fall away, and existing plants are placed under new scrutiny, erstwhile water industry darling Hyflux has turned to the High Court of Singapore to buy it some more time. It is not just Olivia Lum’s legacy that hangs in the balance.

Project tracker Vol 19, Issue 6 (June 2018)

Mauritania eyes seawater desal; Fayoum gears up for wastewater rehab; Central San refinery project moves ahead; Rhode Island legislation could stimulate concessions; Bogotá wastewater timetable clarified; Singapore to start work on Tuas WRP; all the latest project news from around the world.

Up for sale Vol 19, Issue 6 (June 2018)

  • While the auction for specialty chemicals company Italmatch has moved into a second round, one of its direct competitors is also preparing to...
  • Other sales rumoured to be in the pipeline include Belgian wastewater and air purification specialist Waterleau and water softener supplier Culligan...
  • Singapore’s Hyflux has sought protection from its creditors after it became clear that there was insufficient power demand in the city-state to justify...
  • Hyflux would still be a good buy for...


How technology will reinvent water utilities Vol 19, Issue 4 (April 2018)

The Public Utilities Board’s most recent call for innovation sees Singapore’s water pioneer pushing ahead with its low-energy and smart water activities to transform its operations. GWI finds out where the new focus of research fits into its wider technology strategy.

The twisted tale of Tuaspring Vol 19, Issue 3 (March 2018)

Hyflux’s fortunes are tied to that of its largest asset: Asia’s first IWPP. What was meant to be the firm’s crowning glory has decimated its market value. What happens next?

Wheels within wheels Vol 19, Issue 1 (January 2018)

David Lloyd Owen takes a look at how a utility can sustain itself – even in the face of ongoing water insecurity.

ST Marine joins Singapore’s homegrown desal squad Vol 18, Issue 11 (November 2017)

Newcomer ST Marine fought off competition from Sembcorp and Keppel to win the Jurong Island desalination plant. It is now looking to build up a water business in Southeast Asia and the Arabian Gulf. Can its success be replicated outside of Singapore?

Dramatic drubbings Vol 18, Issue 8 (August 2017)

Willy Yeo shares his views on the recent tumultuous events at two of Singapore’s leading water companies.

Asia pacific in brief Vol 18, Issue 7 (July 2017)

Singapore-listed engineer Darco Water Technologies, which is particularly strong in the Malaysian microelectronics industry, has initiated a pilot project using forward osmosis membranes from Denmark’s Aquaporin on semiconductor wastewater streams.

Indonesian magnate Salim builds regional water player Vol 18, Issue 7 (July 2017)

Singapore-listed minnow Moya has swallowed Acuatico, a rival developer with nearly ten times its revenue. The deal was made possible by the backing of tycoon Anthoni Salim, whose interests extend to Filipino concessionaire Maynilad. What will come next?