Commissioned for HSL’s 25th anniversary in 2019, the theme of the wall mural is “Together, we engineer a better world.”
We decided in recent years to pivot our business to Water, Energy, Food and environment (WEFE). Over the last quarter of a century, we have accumulated the resources, experience and capabilities to contribute meaningfully to these sectors. These are meaningful and important sectors that concern us and our future generations.
- Water: Over the years we’ve been involved in various stages of the entire water cycle: treating wastewater, desalinating seawater, turning impure water to freshwater and mitigating flood water. Our Tuas Desalination Plant project was awarded the Desalination Plant of the Year at the Global Water Awards 2019. Following the completion of the Changi Water Reclamation Project in 2021, we can proudly say that we are contributing to Singapore’s water security by meeting nearly 20% of water demand.
- Energy: We have delivered many power plant projects in Malaysia and Indonesia, developing our marine capabilities in intake and outfall structures. Moving forward, we are also interested in exploring opportunities for clean energy projects, which are represented by wind farms and solar panels on the wall mural.
- Food: Singapore has a “30 by 30” goal, where we aim to produce 30% of our food locally by the year 2030. HSL wants to be part of that bhag, and continue to seek ways to complement it.
- Environment: In 2018, we completed the Artificial Reef Project – shown on the mural as well – partnering JTC, NParks, NUS and NGOs to come up with the first and largest artificial reef in Singapore. It is an environmental protection project that preserves the marine biodiversity in Singapore. In 2020, we also initiated the Forum for Climate Change Adaptation (FCCA), an alliance that aims to bring like-minded people and organisations together – in an environment of mutual trust and respect – to share, learn, collaborate and co-create solutions for climate change adaptation. To address humanity challenges due to climate change and rising sea level more effectively, the forum believes that we need to move from competition and cooperation to collaboration and co-creation.