The IWMF is an integral part of the National Environment Agency’s (NEA) long-term plan to meet Singapore’s solid waste management needs. The Waste-to-Energy (WTE) facility within the IWMF will be designed with an incineration capacity of 5,800 tonnes per day (tpd) making it one of the largest in the world. In addition to the treatment of incinerable waste, the IWMF will also process source-segregated food waste, household recyclables collected from the National Recycling Programme (NRP) and dewatered sludge from an adjacent used water treatment plant, the Tuas Water Reclamation Plant (TWRP). The co-location of the IWMF with PUB’s TWRP marks the project a world’s first: never before have two large scale advance solid waste and used water treatment facilities been planned from the ground up. Together, the operation of the IWMF and TWRP will realize various synergies as compared to building two standalone plants. They will also optimize land use footprint and help free up land for other developments in land scarce Singapore. NEA’s Integrated Waste Management Facility (IWMF) and PUB’s Tuas Water Reclamation Plant (TWRP) will be co-located to maximize both energy and resource recovery in their respective solid waste and used water treatment processes. The co-located IWMF and TWRP will be the first of its kind that is being planned from ground up. It will enable NEA and PUB to reap the benefits of a water-energy-waste nexus. Image source: PUB. The plan is to develop IWMF in two phases. The first phase comprising a WTE Facility (capacity: 2,900tpd), a Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) (capacity: 250tpd), food waste treatment facility (capacity: 400tpd) and a sludge incineration facility (capacity: 800tpd) will be completed in 2024. The incineration capacity of the IWMF will increase to 5,800tpd when the 2,900tpd WTE facility under the second phase is developed in 2027. The highly energy efficient processes at IWMF will maximise electricity production. The amount of electricity product will be sufficient to power both the operations of the IWMF as well as the TWRP with excess electricity export to the grid from its 230kV electrical substation. The IWMF is set to be an engineering marvel in the world of solid waste management. The Black & Veatch and AECOM multi-disciplinary consultancy team in association with Ramboll are providing professional Owner’s Engineering services in project management, supervision of the construction works and commissioning of the IWMF. For more information, contact the IWMF Project Director, Geoffrey Piggott: email@example.com 0 Related Insights Amid Climate Change Worries, the Question: What to do With Too Much Water? The Data to Water Connection The annual Strategic Directions Report series offers analysis and insights into key issues and trends facing the smart cities and utilities, electric, natural gas, and water utility sectors. From Internet of Things to Internet of Water: How Integrated Data Can Help Stop "Day Zero" Water Utilities Urged to Exploit Data, Use Less Guesswork Water Meets "New Energy": Surging Renewables Has Utilities Eyeing Alternative Power Sources Related Project Stories DIY Approach Makes Water Treatment Safer for Hong Kong Citizens The Hong Kong Water Supplies Department is bringing more clean drinking water to its citizens in much safer ways. Ultimately, the department set out to double the Tai Po Water Treatment Works’ production. Achieving that goal was an amazing feat in itself, but the department saw beyond the infrastructure to boldly address the equally complex challenge of safe and sustainable treatment. Lifting the Burdens of Capital Improvement Programs For more than 20 years, Black & Veatch worked with the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Utility Commission to upgrade its wastewater treatment system on a project-by-project basis. There were many short-term wins, but resilience dated master plan made the long-term a bit less clear. The real win, and biggest cost savings, required a different approach. Water Reuse Provides Cost Savings to City, Avocado Farmers The city of Escondido, Calif., had converging challenges. It had too much wastewater and not enough potable water. The answer: water reuse. A Wastewater Treatment Plant that Pays for Itself Black & Veatch is the designer and builder of a new, $35 million solids treatment system for the Liverpool Wastewater Treatment Plant in Medina County, Ohio. The system provides energy performance savings and other sustainable benefits through an innovative Design-Build Performance Contract. As a result, the county expects to be able to pay for the new system without increasing customer rates. New Ulu Pandan Demonstration Plant Sets the Global Standard for Water Innovation The Ulu Pandan Wastewater Treatement Demonstration Center has a treatment capacity of 12,500m3/day, and serves to test advanced water treatment technologies before deploying them on a larger scale at Tuas Water Reclamation Plant in the future.