US$100 million water technology centre from GE

The centre will house GE scientists and engineers who will develop new solutions for low-energy seawater desalination, water reclamation and more efficient water reuse. This will help expedite fundamental research and industry innovation in water treatment, while also strengthening collaboration with government and industry in Singapore and abroad, GE says. The facility and its equipment are expected to be fully operational by mid-2009.

“Leveraging the research efforts of both NUS and GE will enable us to further address one of the world’s most pressing challenges and will enhance the educational reach of the university into all sectors of global water issues,” said Professor Barry Halliwell, deputy president, research and technology, NUS.