CIMIC’s Leighton Asia secures major waterworks project in Singapore

CIMIC's Leighton Asia wins waterworks project in Singapore. Image credit: CIMIC Group

Leighton Asia, a subsidiary of CIMIC Group, has won a significant contract for the reconstruction of Choa Chu Kang Waterworks, awarded by PUB, Singapore’s National Water Agency.

This contract is valued at approximately AUD 160 million (USD 144 million) and highlights Leighton Asia’s role in enhancing Singapore’s water infrastructure, CIMIC said in a news release.

Choa Chu Kang Waterworks, the second largest in Singapore, boasts a treatment capacity of 80 million gallons per day.

The project will incorporate the latest water treatment technologies and smart capabilities to improve the facility’s operations.

CIMIC Group Executive Chairman Juan Santamaria expressed his enthusiasm for the project, stating, “Implementing the latest water treatment technology and smart capabilities at Choa Chu Kang Waterworks will improve operation of the facility.”

He continued, “We are pleased that our capabilities in modernising water treatment infrastructure will help to meet the water needs of Singapore’s growing population.”

Brad Davey, managing director of Leighton Asia, also highlighted the significance of the project.

“Leighton Asia takes pride in being part of this essential project for Singapore that will significantly contribute to its long-term water infrastructure,” he noted.

“It is our privilege to contribute our innovative and cost-effective delivery methodologies to support Singapore’s continued development,” Davey concluded.

The contract encompasses a comprehensive range of tasks including mechanical, electrical, instrumentation, control, and automation (MEICA) works.

It also involves associated building services, civil and temporary works, service diversions, as well as the testing, commissioning, and proving of the reconstructed plant.

Construction is scheduled to begin in the second quarter of 2024, with completion expected by 2028.