On 13 July 2016, in conjunction with the Singapore International Water Week 2016, Memstar officially opened its 5,100 square metres membrane production facility located at Kian Teck Drive, Singapore. Memstar is wholly-owned subsidiary of CITIC Envirotech, a leading membrane-based water treatment solutions provider in China and the region.
CITIC Envirotech subsidiary Memstar opens S$25 million membrane facility, innovation centre and international headquarters in Singapore
To meet the increase in demand for membrane-based water solutions globally, Memstar, a homegrown company, is investing approximately S$25 million in its new international headquarters, membrane Research and Development (R&D) centre and highly automated manufacturing facility.
The new plant doubles its production capacity of third-generation "Thermally Induced Phase Separation" (3G-TIPS) membranes to 10 million square metres a year. Singapore is its only production site for these high-tech membranes, though the firm also has manufacturing facilities in the Chinese cities of Sichuan, Jiangsu and Beijing.
During the launch of Memstar’s new facility, CITIC Envirotech also signed an agreement with Hydranautics, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Nitto Denko, on the design, fabrication and sale of containerised membrane systems.
The containerised membrane system, using Memstar’s 3G-TIPS membranes, is a complete ultra-filtration water treatment system used for water purification, wastewater recycling and pre-treatment of desalination. A 40-foot container can house a treatment system with a capacity of up to 10,000 cubic metres a day, equivalent to the daily consumption level of 40,000 people.
This new system is a cost-effective alternative to conventional water plant construction as it greatly reduces the amount of civil work and on-site installation. It is targeted at providing water treatment solutions to communities located in remote areas, such as those along the one-belt-one-road countries where CITIC Envirotech is expanding its business presence.
- 13 July 2016