Sulzer has signed an agreement with JTC Corporation, the master planner and developer of Singapore’s industrial infrastructure, to build and operate a new research center for its separation technology solutions. The new facility will be located at the Jurong Innovation District’s CleanTech Park, Singapore’s first eco-business park specifically designed to support clean and sustainable manufacturing and urban solutions. Sulzer will focus its research activities on chemical separation processes for circular operations such as polymer recycling and bio-based fuel and polymer production.
Sulzer and JTC Corporation signed a tenancy agreement last week at the site location in CleanTech Park to mark the start of construction. Designed as a self-sustaining ecosystem, CleanTech Park supports the growth of clean technologies and advanced manufacturing by offering large-scale ‘living laboratories’ to test new solutions in real-world conditions. The new Sulzer Chemtech facility will focus on driving development of innovative separation solutions for customer applications in the Asia Pacific region. The test center will start commissioning in Q4/2023 and will be fully operational in Q2/2024.
Executive Chairwoman of Sulzer Suzanne Thoma said: “This investment in a new research and development center for Asia Pacific is a significant expansion to Sulzer’s global footprint and supports our strategic goals of progress, and the development of sustainable solutions. It also shows our commitment to innovation through continuous, significant spending in R&D.”
Uwe Boltersdorf, Sulzer Chemtech division president, added: “Several Sulzer Chemtech separation technologies are enabling the transition towards more eco-conscious, circular operations. With our clean technology R&D center in Singapore we continue to anticipate and address market needs and enable sustainable manufacturing in the region.”
Lim Junwei, Director of Urban Solutions & Construction Cluster, JTC, said: "We welcome Sulzer to the growing ecosystem for advanced manufacturing, clean technologies and urban solutions at CleanTech Park. Sulzer's investment in CleanTech 3 to develop sustainable separation technologies dovetails with JTC’s vision of pushing the boundary for green manufacturing at CleanTech Park and the larger Jurong Innovation District. CleanTech Park provides a conducive environment for Sulzer’s research into new and sustainable separation solutions and we look forward to growing our partnership."
Sulzer is a global leader in fluid engineering and chemical processing applications. We specialize in energy-efficient pumping, agitation, mixing, separation, purification, crystallization and polymerization technologies for fluids of all types. Our solutions enable carbon emission reductions, development of polymers from biological sources, recycling of plastic waste and textiles, and efficient power storage. Our customers benefit from our commitment to innovation, performance and quality through our responsive network of 180 world-class manufacturing facilities and service centers across the globe. Sulzer has been headquartered in Winterthur, Switzerland, since 1834. In 2022, our 12’900 employees delivered revenues of CHF 3.2 billion. Our shares are traded on the SIX Swiss Exchange (SIX: SUN). www.sulzer.com