Building Work on Metal Recovery Facility in Singapore

The German-based Remex Mineralstoff GmbH recently completed the construction of a state-of-the-art recycling facility in Singapore to process incinerator bottom ash (IBA) and recover the metals contained in the material.

The plant was opened by Masagos Zulkifli, Minister for the Environment, and Norbert Rethmann, honorary chairman of the supervisory board of the German Rethmann Group. The new metal recovery plant was commissioned in July last year after having been built within a period of eight months. Remex founded Remex Singapore Pte. Ltd. to build and manage the facility, its first ever branch operating outside Europe. This local company is running the plant on behalf of the Singapore National Environment Agency, which had put this project out to tender as part of its long-term plan to improve resource efficiency in the country.

The plant is able to recover both ferrous and non-ferrous metals and is located on grounds covering 1.4 hectares in the Tuas district in Singapore. As reported, Remex will be able to process about 600,000 tons of IBA generated by the four household incineration plants every year.

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