The contract for four ClorTec systems from Severn Trent Services, each with a capacity of 1,500 lb/day (31.25 kg/h), was awarded by the project’s main contractor, Sembawang Engineers and Constructors Pte Ltd (Sembawang), a subsidiary of global conglomerate Punj Lloyd Group. Construction of the plant is scheduled for completion by 2013.
Severn Trent’s ClorTec on-site hypochlorite generation system, an alternative to usual disinfection treatment methods, uses salt, water and electricity to generate a 0.8% solution.  
“Interest in alternative disinfection technologies is growing in the Asia Pacific region, with recent on-site generation system installations in Malaysia, Korea, Vietnam and Australia,” said Marwan Nesicolaci, vice-president of international sales for Severn Trent Services. “The use of on-site hypochlorite generation is likely to continue to grow in the Asia Pacific.”