CH2M HILL Showcases Sustainable Water Solutions at Singapore Int’l Water Week

CH2M HILL, a global full-service engineering, procurement, construction, and operations firm, is sharing its technical expertise and sustainable engineering solutions for the water infrastructure sector at this year’s Singapore International Water Week (June 28 to July 2).

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CH2M HILL is a founding sponsor of the global water event, held annually in Singapore, and has a booth at the Water Expo, showcasing its prominent water infrastructure projects undertaken both in Singapore and in the international arena.

“The highlight of our participation in this year’s Singapore International Water Week is an extensive showcase of our expertise in providing sustainable and cost-effective solutions that impact the entire water cycle,” says Thomas Searle, President and Group Chief Executive of CH2M HILL’s International Business. “Our groundbreaking projects are focused on ensuring the long-term sustainability of water resources across the globe, and a good example of this is our partnership with Singapore‘s Public Utilities Board (PUB) which has yielded several significant milestones through the years.”

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In Singapore, the decade-long partnership between CH2M HILL and PUB has led to accomplishments such as the implementation of the NEWater reuse program, the compact and covered Changi Water Reclamation Plant, the Deep Tunnel Sewerage System, and the Active, Beautiful, Clean Waters (ABC Waters) program. Apart from its successes in Singapore, CH2M HILL has been expanding its water businesses in Asia with noteworthy projects across the region.

At Singapore International Water Week, CH2M HILL shared information on several of its landmark projects around the world, including in Asia and India.

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Klang River Cleanup in Malaysia

One of the major water projects featured during the Singapore International Water Week is a program to rehabilitate the Klang River in the Malaysian state, Selangor. The Klang River Rehabilitation and Development program is expected to attract RM50 billion (US$15.4 billion) worth of investments to clean and rehabilitate the 120km river.

Selangor Menteri Besar (Chief Minister) Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim and his team were in Singapore to attend the Singapore International Water Week. During the visit, he met up with the companies appointed by the Selangor government to fine tune the details of the project’s progress. He also met with industry partners who can be leveraged to bring success to the Klang River Rehabilitation and Development program.

During a special briefing at Singapore International Water Week, Tan Sri Abdul Khalidreiterated Selangor’s commitment to cleaning the Klang River and said that a Points of Agreement is expected to be signed within the next two months between the state and the companies it has appointed to work together. The entire river rehabilitation process would take an estimated 15 years to complete. Cleaning up the river would take place within the first two to three years, which involves RM1 billion for treatment and another RM1 billion for development.

The project aims to learn from and incorporate Singapore’s experience in river and water bodies’ restoration successes, in which CH2M HILL is playing a part. At the briefing, Tan Sri Abdul Khalid was accompanied by Tan Ngo Chiaw, Director of CH2M HILL Malaysia Sdn Bhd and CH2M HILL Director of Singapore ABC program. He is currently acting as the Technical Advisor on an individual basis on the Klang River Rehabilitation and Development program.

CH2M HILL part of Singapore-led river clean-up project in India

CH2M HILL is part of a team providing technical services for the restoration and rehabilitation of the Cooum River in Chennai, India. An agreement was signed in March 2010 between the Singapore Cooperation Enterprise (SCE) and the Indian state government of Tamil Nadu. CH2M HILL was part of the team led by SCE that presented the first phase of the project in June 2010, consisting of scope of works, development of a holistically integrated master plan, and implementation of strategic projects.


CH2M HILL and EIL sign MOI for Strategic Partnership

CH2M HILL recently signed a Memorandum of Intention (MOI) with one of Asia’s leading design, engineering and turnkey contracting companies, Engineers India Ltd (EIL). The MOI provides for a strategic partnership between the two companies to cooperate and jointly pursue infrastructure development projects in India in the fields of water, wastewater, drainage, transport, civil infrastructure, program management of large and complex projects, and O&M services. EIL, working under the administrative control of India’s Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas (MoP&NG), provides a complete range of project services including conceptualization, planning, design, engineering and construction.

CH2M HILL, as technical consultant to EIL, is helping to implement a project to clean up the Yamuna River in India’s capital, New Delhi. This project will help to stabilize and improve the water quality in Yamuna River. The team has completed the study, design report and vendor evaluation, as well as obtaining necessary clearances from various agencies and regulatory bodies, and the project is ready to roll out for implementation. A joint technical paper on this project was also presented at the Singapore International Water Week by Ramesh Negi, CEO of Delhi Jal Board (DJB), Santosh Vaidya, Additional CEO of DJB, Deepak Moudgil, Executive Director of EIL, and Vinod Singh, CH2M HILL’s Asia Water Business Strategy and Technology Director.


Headquartered near Denver, employee-owned CH2M HILL is a global leader in engineering, procurement, construction, management and operations for government, civil, industrial and energy clients. With $6.4 billion in revenue and more than 25,000 employees, CH2M HILL is an industry-leading program management, construction management and design firm, as ranked by Engineering News-Record (2009). The firm’s work is concentrated in the areas of energy, water, transportation, environmental, nuclear and industrial facilities.