Sulzer to Establish New Clean Technology R&D Center in Singapore
Front row, from left: Ulric Seah, Senior Technical Consultant, Sulzer Chemtech; Uwe Boltersdorf, Division President, Sulzer Chemtech; Leow Thiam Seng, Group Director, Industry Cluster Group, JTC; and Lim Junwei, Director, Urban Solutions & Construction Cluster, JTC. (Image source: JTC Singapore)
Front row, from left: Ulric Seah, Senior Technical Consultant, Sulzer Chemtech; Uwe Boltersdorf, Division President, Sulzer Chemtech; Leow Thiam Seng, Group Director, Industry Cluster Group, JTC; and Lim Junwei, Director, Urban Solutions & Construction Cluster, JTCThe new facility will be located at the Jurong Innovation District’s CleanTech Park, Singapore’s first eco-business park specifically designed to support clean and sustainable manufacturing and urban solutions. Sulzer will focus its research activities on chemical separation processes for circular operations such as polymer recycling and bio-based fuel and polymer production.
Innovative separation solutions for customer applications
Sulzer and JTC Corporation signed a tenancy agreement last week at the site location in CleanTech Park to mark the start of construction. Designed as a self-sustaining ecosystem, CleanTech Park supports the growth of clean technologies and advanced manufacturing by offering large-scale ‘living laboratories’ to test new solutions in real-world conditions. The new Sulzer Chemtech facility will focus on driving development of innovative separation solutions for customer applications in the Asia Pacific region. The test center will start commissioning in Q4/2023 and will be fully operational in Q2/2024.
Executive Chairwoman of Sulzer Suzanne Thoma said: “This investment in a new research and development center for Asia Pacific is a significant expansion to Sulzer’s global footprint and supports our strategic goals of progress, and the development of sustainable solutions. It also shows our commitment to innovation through continuous, significant spending in R&D.”
Enabling more eco-conscious, circular operations
Uwe Boltersdorf, Sulzer Chemtech division president, added: “Several Sulzer Chemtech separation technologies are enabling the transition towards more eco-conscious, circular operations. With our clean technology R&D center in Singapore we continue to anticipate and address market needs and enable sustainable manufacturing in the region.”
Lim Junwei, Director of Urban Solutions & Construction Cluster, JTC, said: "We welcome Sulzer to the growing ecosystem for advanced manufacturing, clean technologies and urban solutions at CleanTech Park. Sulzer's investment in CleanTech Three to develop sustainable separation technologies dovetails with JTC’s vision of pushing the boundary for green manufacturing at CleanTech Park and the larger Jurong Innovation District. CleanTech Park provides a conducive environment for Sulzer’s research into new and sustainable separation solutions and we look forward to growing our partnership."
Source: Sulzer Ltd.