Black & Veatch and its joint venture partner will work with PUB, Singapore's national water agency, to shape one of the most significant and anticipated used water projects in Asia.
The Deep Tunnel Sewerage System (DTSS) is a core used water infrastructure which provides a cost-effective and sustainable solution to support Singapore’s continued growth and meet its long-term used water infrastructure needs. The project will free up land for other higher-value developments, support the production of ultra-clean, high-grade reclaimed water known as NEWater, improve energy efficiencies and potentially leverage the water-energy-waste nexus.
DTSS uses deep tunnels to convey used water by gravity to centralized water reclamation plants (WRPs) located at the coastal areas. The used water is then treated and further purified into NEWater, with excess treated effluent discharged to the sea through an outfall.
Black & Veatch, together with its joint venture partner AECOM, is the appointed professional engineering services consultant overseeing the development, engineering and construction of DTSS Phase 2, which covers the western and southern parts of Singapore. Services include the development of the feasibility study and preliminary design as well as programme management.