Since YTL took over Wessex Water Limited in 2002, YTL Construction in partnership with Wessex Water, has undertaken the construction and completion of more than RM15 billion of water and sewerage-related projects in the UK. Wessex Water has consistently delivered high-profile projects including building a £230 million water supply grid, creating a sophisticated long-term sustainable water solution that will be able to meet demand for water for the next 25 years without the need to develop new resources.
YTL Construction aims to be a leader and exemplar in the industry by delivering innovative solutions that benefit potential customers and the surrounding environment. YTL Construction via Wessex Water has won numerous awards and patents for technology, and Wessex Water’s outstanding performance has led it to become one of only six companies in the UK to have been a three-time winner of the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Sustainable Development.
Membrane Bioreactor Plant and Sea Water Reverse Osmosis for YTL Hotels
Faced with the challenge of both Thailand and Sabah’s islands being water-stressed, with no reliable fresh water sources and inadequate waste treatment facilities, YTL Construction’s elegant solution was to procure, install and commission Sea Water Reverse Osmosis (SWRO) and Membrane Bioreactor (MBR) plants to address the growing need for sustainable water strategies.
Both the SWRO and MBR systems that are currently installed in the Gaya Island Resort in Sabah and The Ritz-Carlton Koh Samui in Thailand have the capability to produce water quality in compliance with WHO standards for drinking water. These solutions illustrate YTL Construction’s commitment to finding innovative strategies for sustainable living.
Waste Water Treatment Facility at ASEAN Bintulu Fertilizer (ABF)
YTL Construction, in partnership with Wessex Water, participated in a Petronas tender in 2005 and successfully won the EPCC project to upgrade and rebuild a Waste Water Treatment Facility (WWTF) for ABF Petronas in Bintulu, Sarawak. It was the first crossover project with our sister company, Wessex Water.
Wessex Water provided their technical and engineering expertise in process design and commissioning of the plant, while YTL Construction managed the procurement and construction of the plant. The commissioning of the WWTF plant by Wessex Water and YTL Construction was completed successfully in 2007 as the performance of the plant had constantly met the Department of Environment’s ‘Standard B’ requirements. The plant was subsequently handed over by YTL Construction to the Operations team of ABF Petronas after a period of on-site training.