Innovative long-term planning and advanced engineering at the upcoming Integrated Waste Management Facility (IWMF) in Singapore will enable the island nation to reap the benefits of energy and resource recovery maximisation for years to come. When completed it will establish new standards for how we manage and harness our waste resources.
A multi-disciplinary consultancy team led by Black & Veatch* and AECOM, in association with Ramboll, is drawing up the IWMF’s engineering plans and design specifications. These will serve to tender the project to both local and global engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractors.
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.