SINGAPORE (June 3, 2014) – Pump manufacturer Grundfos and PUB, Singapore’s national water agency, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to jointly collaborate on the development of water technologies and solutions.
The signing event took place at Sands Expo and Convention Centre, where the Singapore International Water Week (SIWW) is currently being held.
The MOU sets out to support PUB in its mission to ensure a robust and sustainable water supply for Singapore, and to continuously explore new technologies and solutions to meet current and future water challenges. It will create a platform for discussion and exchange of ideas on areas such as water and energy efficiency, water and wastewater treatment, and water quality monitoring.
The collaboration will focus on water innovation, including the development and application of efficient pump solutions in water treatment, research and development in wastewater treatment solutions and disinfection technologies, and applications of in-pipe energy recovery technologies.
“Through continuous investment in R&D, we have developed capabilities and implemented innovative solutions to enhance our water resilience. We also strive to push the envelope in water R&D by working with the private and public sectors. The research collaboration with Grundfos will allow us to tap on Grundfos’ strength in the development of pump solutions for water treatment, and at the same time explore collaborations in new areas where Grundfos is venturing to, such as used water treatment to further boost the growing vibrancy of the R&D landscape in Singapore,” said Mr Harry Seah, PUB’s Chief Technology Officer.
“Through this strategic agreement, Grundfos will support Singapore’s endeavours in addressing challenging water issues. These span from the management of scarce water resources to water efficiency management systems for heavy industrial users. Grundfos’ Water Innovation Centre in Singapore will enable multi-agency collaboration and information sharing on water and wastewater management and technology, so as to address the impact of climate change and growing economy on global water challenges,” said Poul Due Jensen, group senior vice president and regional managing director for Grundfos Asia Pacific.
Signing the MOU on behalf of the two organizations were Tan Yok Gin, PUB deputy chief executive of operations, and Poul Due Jensen. Singapore’s Environment and Water Resources Minister Vivian Balakrishnan and Danish Environment Minister Kirsten Brosbøl were present at the signing ceremony.
PUB is a statutory board under the Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources. It is
the water agency that manages Singapore’s water supply, water catchment and used
Grundfos is a pump manufacturer, offering water solutions with modular, energy efficient and intelligent products and services that can be tailored for industrial, water utility, water supply as well urban and agricultural applications.