ELGA to deliver innovative water purification at new Singapore General Hospital expansion

ELGA LabWater, global laboratory water brand of Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies and the world’s leading water technology and service company, has been awarded the contract to supply and install an ultra-pure water production system and innovative duplex distribution loop over 2 buildings and 6 different floors for the new Singapore General Hospital (SGH) expansion.

The Singapore General Hospital was established in 1821 and is Singapore’s oldest and largest tertiary acute hospital with more than 1,500 beds and 8,200 employees. A new expansion project includes a new building which will host the Pathology, Research and Biochemistry departments of SGH.

Supplying the main contractor, Taikisha, Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies Singapore in collaboration with Chemoscience will install 12 CENTRA® and 4 MEDICA® units across the 13-storey building.  The innovative solution delivers consistent purified water ensuring uptime for critical services such as pathology.  Veolia will also provide a professional service to ensure the performance of the entire life of the system with experts in-house and field service support.

“By leveraging on the strong capabilities of the Veolia local team and the global expertise of ELGA, we offered a customized and greener solution to SGH allowing reduced water consumption. This new project reinforces our position as expert in delivering smart water solutions to hospitals” said Laurent Besson, General Manager of Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies Singapore.

Completion of the expansion project is anticipated by August 2012.

Product Information

CENTRA® is a complete water purification, storage and distribution system packaged into a single unit.  The CENTRA® design overcomes the limitations of traditional central water purification systems to deliver consistent water purity, flexibility and economy. It is suitable for a range of applications requiring type I, type II and type III water.

MEDICA® water purification systems are specifically designed for use with clinical analysers. ELGA LabWater’s years of experience and the use of the latest multi-technology processes encompassing reverse osmosis, deionisation, photo-oxidation and microfiltration, ensure that MEDICA® systems cost-effectively and efficiently deliver a feed of purified water with the high reliability that healthcare environments demand.

Company Information

ELGA LabWater manufactures supplies and services laboratory, healthcare and clinical water purification systems. ELGA offices and distributors are located in more than 60 countries worldwide. ELGA is the global laboratory water brand name of Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies.

ELGA is an integral part of Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies. Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies, subsidiary of Veolia Water, is a leading design & build company and a specialized provider of technological solutions in water treatment. With 10,767 employees, Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies recorded revenue of €2.315 billion in 2011. www.elgalabwater.com

Veolia Water, the water division of Veolia Environnement, is the world leader in water and wastewater services. Specialized in outsourcing services for municipal authorities, as well as industrial and service companies, it is also one of the world’s major designers of technological solutions and constructor of facilities needed in water and wastewater services. With 96,651 employees in 69 countries, Veolia Water provides water service to 103 million people and wastewater service to 73 million. Its 2011 revenue amounted to €12.617 billion. www.veoliawater.com

Media Contacts:

Local Contact Global Contact

Hélène Toury                                                                               Natasha Zarach

Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies                                 ELGA Global Operations

Tel. +65 9789 8403                                                                    Tel. +44 1494 887500

Helene.toury@veoliawater.com natasha.zarach@veoliawater.com

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