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Sembcorp awarded 60 MWp solar project by HDB and EDB

Sembcorp has been awarded a 60 MWp solar project by HDB and EDB, through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Sembcorp Solar Singapore. Grid-tied rooftop solar systems with a total capacity of 60 MWp will be built across 1,154 HDB blocks…

2 COVID-19 cases in marine sector may have breached safety measures; action taken against employer

Authorities in Singapore are investigating if two marine sector employees who recently tested positive for COVID-19 had breached safe mgmt measures at work. The two employees are the marine surveyor at Lloyd’s Register Singapore who tested positive on…

Sumitomo Chemical to examine the combination of Propane dehydrogenation technology with CO2 utilization technology in Singapore

Sumitomo Chemical has begun exploring a possible combination of a propane dehydrogenation (PDH) technology that converts propane gas into propylene, with another technology that efficiently synthesizes methanol, using hydrogen and carbon dioxide (CO2), by-products from PDH. This initiative…

Clean energy pivot will yield green jobs, but time needed to fill them

Oil majors are cutting jobs in traditional business segments as they move to cleaner energy, and their downstream suppliers will follow suit. However, given the economic importance of O&G industry in Singapore, it will take time for the…

Singapore hits pause on building new data centres; short-term rents up

Singapore authorities have nudged data centre players to stop building new ones on this land-scarce island, triggering a rise in short-term rental rates. A moratorium on constructing new data centres was “implicitly imposed” since early last year during…

Singapore Government sets aside S$49 million for low-carbon energy research

The Singapore Government has set aside S$49 million to fund low-carbon energy research and test-bedding efforts in hydrogen and carbon capture utilisation and storage. Making his opening remarks at SIEW 2020 on Mon, MTI Minister Chan Chun Sing…

COVID-19: More than 450,000 contact-tracing devices to be distributed to migrant and local workers

More than 450,000 contact-tracing devices will be distributed to all migrant and local workers living or working in dormitories, as well those at worksites in the construction, marine shipyard and process sectors. These tokens, if carried by workers…

Covid-19: Work pass privileges for 2 employers suspended for failing to send workers for routine testing

Two employers of foreign workers have had their work pass privileges suspended by MOM for breaching routine testing requirements for Covid-19. As the employers, who were not identified, had failed to arrange for two work pass holders to…

Thermo Fisher Scientific announces plans to expand sterile filling capacity for therapies and vaccines with new facility in Singapore

Thermo Fisher Scientific, the world leader in serving science, today announced plans to develop two new sterile filling lines in Singapore to extend capacity to APAC region for the development and manufacture of therapies and vaccines. Established with…

3 new grants for companies to switch to more climate-friendly water-cooled chillers

Three new grants aimed at encouraging companies to switch to water-cooled chillers and reduce the amount of HFCs they produce have been launched. The grants will support part of the cost of low global warming potential (GWP) refrigerant…

Enterprise Singapore, EDB looking into how Singapore can be developed as a carbon services hub

With more countries and businesses paying attention to climate change and sustainability, there are potential economic opportunities to be reaped in providing carbon services – an area of growth that Singapore is studying. ESG and EDB recently called…

COVID-19: Guidelines to help dorm operators, employers come to mutual agreement on existing rental contracts

The authorities on Mon announced guidelines to help dormitory operators and employers come to a mutual agreement on their existing rental contracts. This comes amid the option for employers to rehouse their workers in order to comply with…

Lendlease to set up S$40m product development centre in Singapore

Lendlease on Thurs said it will set up a S$40 million product development centre in Singapore to accelerate the digital transformation of the property and construction sector. The Australia-based said it will employ 50 software application developers in…

Siemens launches first-of-its-kind advance manufacturing competence center in Singapore

Siemens officially launches its Advance Manufacturing Transformation Center (AMTC) to provide guidance, support and training to companies in SEA on their journey of adoption, transition and transformation towards advance manufacturing. AMTC is the first-of-its-kind, three-in-one competence center that…

13,000 foreign workers barred from returning to work after missing deadline for Covid-19 testing

Some 13,000 foreign workers will not be able to return to work after they have missed the deadline to undergo the fortnightly Rostered Routine Testing (RRT) last Sat. On Mon, MOM, BCA, EDB and HPB said that the…

16,000 foreign workers yet to be scheduled for routine Covid-19 testing ahead of Sept 5 deadline: Govt agencies

About 16,000 workers who are required to undergo the fortnightly Rostered Routine Testing to weed out the Covid-19 coronavirus have yet to be scheduled by their employers to undergo the tests. On Fri, MOM, BCA, EDB and HPB…

62,000 workers due for COVID-19 rostered routine testing ahead of Sep 5 deadline

A total of 62,000 workers have yet to be scheduled for their mandatory rostered routine testing for COVID-19 ahead of the screening deadline on Sat. Those who fail to do so will not be able to return to…

NTU Centre for Contemporary Art to close Gillman spaces

The NTU Centre for Contemporary Art (NTU CCA) Singapore, anchor tenant of the Gillman Barracks arts cluster, will close its exhibition space and residency studios in Mar next year, when funding from EDB ceases. This deals yet another…

Employers must ensure that workers undergo routine COVID-19 swab test by Sep 5

Employers must ensure that their workers have completed a COVID-19 swab test in the past 14 days by Sept 5, as part of measures to ensure the safe restart of work, authorities said on Sat. Those who have…

Firms yet to schedule 118,000 migrant workers for required routine Covid-19 testing: Govt agencies

The authorities on Tues reminded employers to send eligible migrant workers for Rostered Routine Testing (RRT), with 118,000 workers required to undergo the tests yet to be scheduled for them so far. It was previously announced that the…

COVID-19: Authorities monitoring migrant worker dorms to manage risk of outbreaks after new cases reported

Authorities are monitoring migrant worker dormitories to manage the risk of new COVID-19 outbreaks, even after the completion of testing for all these workers. “There have already been instances where new cases of COVID-19 cases are detected at…

Services sector braces for weaker business environment in H2

A majority of firms in the services sector are expecting business conditions to deteriorate in H2, an EDB survey unveiled. About 40% of firms foresee slower business conditions, whilst 9% of firms are optimistic. This results in a…

Singapore government arm backs laser startup as 5G race heats up

A Singapore government arm has invested in Transcelestial, a local startup developing low-cost networking equipment, as the race for 5G rollout intensifies across Asia. Founded in 2016, Transcelestial is developing devices that use laser technology to send data…

Johnson Controls, EDB to set up S$50m lab to drive innovations in Singapore’s built environment

Johnson Controls said it is partnering EDB to set up a S$50 million innovation lab to drive AI-based innovations for the Republic’s built-environment industry. It provides integrated smart green systems for the built environment will develop “digital technology…

Measures in place to control emissions at source

We thank Mr Denny Sim for his views (Rein in pollution from developments on Jurong Island, May 13). Singapore meets WHO’s ambient air quality guidelines for nitrogen dioxide. For example, the 2019 average nitrogen dioxide level of 23…

Hyundai unveils plans for smart mobility lab in Jurong Innovation District

Hyundai Motor on Tues announced it is building an open innovation lab in Singapore to develop future mobility technologies for expansion into global markets. The move is part of the South Korean carmaker’s plans to transform itself into…

Twitter to set up engineering centre in Singapore, to create 65 technical jobs

On 13 Feb 2020, Twitter announced that it will set up its first APAC engg centre in Singapore, and create 65 technical jobs in the next few years in the areas of product engg, software engg, data engg…

German chemicals company BASF sets up $45 million plant

On 22 Jan 2020, BASF held a groundbreaking event for its new Agricultural Solutions Regional Production Hub in Singapore. The $45 million production plant is expected to be completed by Sept 2021 and will supply the company’s patented…

The will to defy the odds of history

Aidan Mock, Yale-NUS student, member of SG Climate Rally: Climate change has been a big topic that we’ve discussed today. It’s something my peers and I feel really deep anxiety about. I want to ask how Singapore intends…

Total opens Asia Pacific HQ in Singapore to drive regional business growth

On 9 Dec 2019, Total officially opened its regional headquarters at Fraser Tower. The Cecil St office, which spans about 125,000 sqft and houses around 500 employees, will bring Total’s non-manufacturing business units under one roof for greater…

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