ITT and PUB Singapore Partner to Enhance Water and Wastewater Treatment Solutions
ITT Corporation announced plans to establish a joint research and technology testing program to further develop energy-efficient water and wastewater treatment solutions.
Mr. Ng Han Tong, director for industry development for PUB Singapore, and Mr. Ulf Arbeus, director of product development for ITT Water and Wastewater, sign Memorandum of Understanding to conduct joint research and development.
Under the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed today during Singapore International Water Week 2010, ITT and PUB will conduct applied research, share knowledge and build joint capabilities that leverage one another s resources. The two organizations believe these joint water handling and treatment capabilities will be key drivers for the development of new technologies and engineering solutions essential for the growth of Singapore and the global water industry.
ITT and PUB will collaborate in the areas of energy-efficient pumping and secondary treatment, sludge handling, and advanced oxidation process (AOP) development. In addition to driving joint research projects, ITT will explore the use of Singapore as a base for test-bedding of the company s Flygt N pumps, Sanitaire aeration and WEDECO ultraviolet and ozone treatment systems.
The MOU was signed during a ceremony attended by Gretchen McClain, president of ITT s Fluid and Motion Control group, and PUB Chief Executive Khoo Teng Chye.
"We share Singapore s desire to lead in the areas of energy efficiency and water reuse and believe this collaboration will lead to significant advances in our common areas of interest," said ITT s Gretchen McClain. "This is an important partnership for ITT. This agreement sets the framework to explore scientific and technological collaboration in areas that are critical for the sustainable growth of Singapore, and growing regions around the world."
"As part of the government s drive to grow Singapore into a hub for water technologies, we actively seek research and development (R&D) investments and encouraging companies to make Singapore a global test-bed for new and emerging technologies. The collaboration with ITT will further boost Singapore s global hydrohub aspirations and create a more vibrant R&D landscape here," said Mr. Khoo Teng Chye, PUB chief executive and executive director of the Environment and Water Industry Programme Office, which oversees the growth of the water industry in Singapore.
With more than 80 Singapore-based employees, expanding ITT s research capability in Singapore is a logical extension of the company s decades-long commitment to growth in Southeast Asia. The two organizations will form a joint committee to oversee and manage staffing, research, testing and administration of the MOU.
Source: ITT Inc.