PUB, Singapore’s National Water Agency and ST Engineering, a global technology, defence and engineering group, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to develop and leverage digital technologies to enhance PUB’s intelligent water management system and operations.
The agreement covers the exchange of knowledge and expertise, mutual support and undertaking of collaborative projects between both parties for the next five years. With complementary capabilities, PUB will provide its domain expertise in water system management, and ST Engineering will provide its digital technology and engineering system expertise and experience, to explore the development and implementation of operating systems for PUB’s water infrastructures and systems.
Mr Harry Seah, Deputy Chief Executive (Operations) of PUB said, “Investments in technologies and innovation are key to our water strategy. This enables us to continue to deliver on our mission to supply secure and sustainable water for Singapore. This is the first time we have signed an agreement with ST Engineering to draw on digital technologies and we are excited about this partnership to jointly develop innovative operating systems to further enhance operation from our water planning and infrastructure system to customer service.”
“To meet future water demands, water systems are adopting innovative IoT applications for enhanced system intelligence, visibility, automation and control. We are excited about this partnership opportunity to enhance Singapore’s next-generation water infrastructure and systems,” said Mr Chew Men Leong, Chief Marketing Officer of ST Engineering. “We are confident that our technology and engineering expertise, in particular smart water management applications when combined with PUB’s water competencies, will result in solutions that optimise a sustainable management of water resource for Singapore.”
The MoU was signed by Mr Harry Seah and Mr Chew Men Leong on the sidelines of the Singapore International Water Week (SIWW) Spotlight 2019. The signing ceremony was witnessed by Mr Ng Joo Hee, Chief Executive of PUB and Mr Vincent Chong, President and Chief Executive Officer of ST Engineering.