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Thursday, 28 June 2012, 14:00 HKT/SGT

Source: Singapore International Water Week (SIWW)
Singapore Builds First Central Effluent Treatment Plant in Dhaka

SINGAPORE, June 28, 2012 - (ACN Newswire) - Singapore company Flagship Ecosystems Investment Private Limited (FESI) together with its local Bangladeshi partner established the first Centralised Effluent Treatment Plant in Bangladesh on a 30-year Build-Own-Operate arrangement with BEPZA(the free trade zone authority in Bangladesh). It will receive effluent from all generating industries in Savar DEPZ (Dhaka Economic Processing Zone) at an approved service tariff rate and with guaranteed effluent volumes. The total investment of the project was SGD10 million.

The CETP started operations on 1 February 2012 treating an estimated 15,000m3/day of effluent to serve the collective needs of the more than 44 companies in the Old Zone of Savar DEPZ. The CETP will expand its capacity to 43,000m3/day within the next year to receive effluent from the 55 companies in the New Zone of Savar DEPZ. The effluent is treated to meet Bangladeshi DOE(Department of Environment) Regulations and discharged into the inland waterway. At present BEPZA has no plan to re-cycle the water.

The CETP employs a newly developed Bio-Electric Process to treat the effluent. The first of its kind in Bangladesh and a first in the world to utilize a Bio-Electric treatment profile on a co-mingled industrial wastewater stream. The Plant possesses the best and latest combinations of technology and equipment provided and manufactured by Flagship Ecosystems.

Flagship Ecosytems has installed and commissioned a fair number of its in-house developed Trident ECR Effluent Treatment Units in textile factories.

Announcing this in conjunction with the Singapore International Water Week 2012, the global platform for the sharing and co-creation of water solutions, Mr Vernon Khoo, Chairman of FESI said, "Being eco-responsible is not the purview and strength exclusive to companies from developed nations. We make it possible for our customers in emerging nations to be partners of multi-national corporations. For export orientated textile manufacturers in Bangladesh, environmental compliance is a key factor in potential clients selecting them as partners. With our proprietary systems such as the Trident ECR series and Staged Contaminant Removal (SCR) Solutions, they can be sure of meeting environmental compliance and their customers' expectations."

The Singapore International Water Week will take place at the Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre from 1-5 July 2012. The theme is 'Water Solutions for Liveable and Sustainable Cities'.

About Flagship Ecosystems

Flagship Ecosystem's mission is to - Conserve, Protect, and Restore our Earth's Natural Resources through the application of innovative technologies and services. We are dedicated to providing high quality, cost effective environmental systems services.

Rich in experience and possessing a reputation in water treatment and industrial filtration, Flagship Ecosystems has been serving organizations in diverse industries.

Innovative Experts in water treatment and environmental systems solutions

Our solutions have not only helped our customers' bottom lines, they have opened up new markets for our customers. In today's ultra competitive markets, enterprises from emerging markets have to show that they are capable of meeting global standards. These standards include effective production cost management, technology, and now, eco responsibility.

For the MNCs, the presence of Flagship Ecosystems and our proprietary solutions like the Trident(TM) Water Solutions is a mark of quality assurance.

Chemical treatments cannot meet all the discharge criteria of the textile manufacturer's customers. Flagship Ecosystem solutions and our proprietary Trident(TM) Water Systems from Singapore can ensure that the manufacturer is fully compliant and meets ALL their customers' requirements. We have case studies, customer references and independent environmental impact studies on the effectiveness of our solutions.

"Our business philosophy is eco-responsibility, to make a difference in the business arena by understanding our customers' desires, and consider the needs of the stakeholders in the larger environment that our customers operate in. Our aim is always to provide the most viable solutions that would lead to sustainable growth and wealth creation for all".

"We bring focus on the right technological innovations and provide proprietary solutions. Combined with the experience and network that we have, our "can do" attitude has always been the catalyst for resolutions to challenges and issues that our customers face".

"We have gone where most companies would not have gone or cannot go. For this, we are grateful for the wonderful opportunities that our customers and partners have given us, not forgetting the support we have had from government offices in the various countries we operate in, and the assistance and advice from the NGOs". - Vernon Khoo, Chairman, FESI.


Theron Madhavan, CEO
Email: theron@ecoflag.com.sg ; Tel: +65 9017 4920

Topic: Contract Awarded
Source: Singapore International Water Week (SIWW)

Sectors: Water, Environment, ESG
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