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Company Milestones

  • 1989 – Founded as Hydrochem

    1989 – Founded as Hydrochem

    Hyflux Ltd began in 1989 as Hydrochem (S) Pte Ltd, a trading company selling water treatment systems in Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia.

  • 1994 – Entered China

  • 1999 – Manufacture of proprietary membranes

    1999 – Manufacture of proprietary membranes

    In 1999, we began to develop and manufacture our own proprietary membranes. Today, we supply our membranes to plants and installations all over the world.

  • 2001 – Listed on SGX

    2001 – Listed on SGX

    Hyflux Ltd became the first water treatment company to be listed on the Singapore Stock Exchange in January 2001.

  • 2003 – Proprietary Kristal® membranes installed in Seletar NEWater Plant

    2003 – Proprietary Kristal® membranes installed in Seletar NEWater Plant

    The Seletar NEWater Plant is a Design & Build project undertaken by Hyflux for the Public Utilities Board of Singapore (PUB). Capable of producing 24,000 m³ of recycled wastewater per day, the plant marks the first time that Hyflux’s proprietary ultrafiltration membranes are used on such a scale.

  • 2003 – Singapore’s first SWRO plant

    2003 – Singapore’s first SWRO plant

    The SingSpring Desalination Plant is a 20-year Build-Own-Operate project undertaken by Hyflux for the Public Utilities Board of Singapore (PUB) to supply drinking water for the western part of Singapore. The plant, Singapore’s first and largest seawater desalination plant, was completed 3 months ahead of schedule in September 2005. With a daily capacity of 136,380 m³, it can meet some 10 percent of the nation’s water needs.

  • 2004 – China’s largest SWRO plant

    2004 – China’s largest SWRO plant

    The Tianjin Dagang Desalination Plant is a 30-year Design-Build-Own project undertaken by Hyflux for the Tianjin Dagang District Government. With a daily capacity of 100,000 m³ (expandable to 150,000 m³), it is the largest membrane-based seawater desalination facility in China. The plant will supply industrial water to the district of Dagang for a period of 30 years.

  • 2004 – Entered the Middle East

  • 2006 – Entered India

  • 2007 – Hyflux Water Trust

    2007 - Hyflux Water Trust established as the first pure-play water trust to be listed in Asia

    In November 2007, Hyflux launched the Hyflux Water Trust (HWT), the first pure play global water business trust to be listed in Asia. HWT provides investors looking for long term stable income streams with an opportunity to invest in water-related infrastructure assets.

  • 2008 – World’s largest SWRO plant in Magtaa, Algeria

    2008 – World’s largest SWRO plant in Magtaa, Algeria

    In April 2008, Hyflux won the bid – amidst intense global competition with top-flight international players – to build the world’s largest reverse osmosis seawater desalination plant in Magtaa, Algeria. This landmark win has helped Hyflux surge ahead in the global water landscape. The plant is expected to be completed in 2012 and will add 500,000 m³/day of water supply in Algeria.

  • 2009 - MOU for global collaboration on water projects with JBIC

    2009 - MOU for global collaboration on water projects with JBIC

    Hyflux and the Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) signed a memorandum of understanding to identify areas where JBIC would consider providing financing for Hyflux’s water projects in Asia (including the PRC and India) and MENA regions that involve the participation of Japanese equipment suppliers or investors.

  • 2009 - JV agreement with JGC Corporation for water projects in China

    2009 - JV agreement with JGC Corporation for water projects in China

    Hyflux and JGC Corporation signed a joint venture agreement to jointly develop green field water projects in China through a 50:50 joint venture company called H.J. NewSpring Limited. Its investment portfolio will initially comprise projects that are at the development and incubation stage, such as the Tianjin Dagang Seawater Desalination Plant, China’s largest membrane-based seawater desalination plant.

  • 2010 - JV agreement with Mitsui for water projects in China

    2010 - JV agreement with Mitsui for water projects in China

    Hyflux and Mitsui & Co signed a joint venture agreement to invest in, develop and manage water projects in China through a 50:50 joint venture company, Galaxy NewSpring Pte Ltd. Its initial project portfolio comprises 22 water and wastewater treatment plants – four acquired directly from Hyflux’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Spring China Utility Ltd, and 18 from Hyflux Water Trust.

  • 2011 - Singapore’s largest SWRO plant

    2011 - Singapore’s largest SWRO plant

    The Tuaspring Desalination Plant is a 25-year Design-Build-Own-Operate project undertaken by Hyflux. With a daily capacity of 318,500 m³, it will be the largest membrane-based seawater desalination facility in Singapore when completed in 2013.

  • 2011 - Hyflux Class A Cumulative Preference Share Issue

    2011 - Hyflux Class A Cumulative Preference Share Issue

    Hyflux offered 6% p.a. cumulative, non-convertible, non-voting, perpetual Class A preference shares in April 2011. This is the first non-financial, corporate perpetual preference share issue in Singapore.