About Us

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We do Engineering, Procurement and Construction (“EPC”)

Through its EPC division, the Group provides engineering services which involve the design, fabrication, installation and commissioning of membrane-based water and wastewater treatment systems. The Group undertakes turnkey projects in the capacity of EPC contractor or as a membrane system specialist. We have an established track record in MBR especially in the chemical, petrochemical, municipal and industrial park sectors. 

As an EPC contractor, the Group has served major industrial clients such as petrochemical companies including China Petrochemical Corporation (“Sinopec”), China National Petroleum Corporation (“CNPC”), China National Offshore Oil Corporation (“CNOOC”) and Sembcorp Utilities. The Company also provided EPC solutions to industrial parks such as those in Guangdong (Huizhou, Nansha), Jiangsu (Dafeng, Taixin) and Tianjin (TEDA) and to local and municipal authorities in the PRC.

The Company has built up a track record with more than 100 MBR references in various parts of the PRC and in Southeast Asia.

Examples are the 25,000 m3/day plant at Huizhou Daya Bay Petrochemical Hub and the 10,000 m3/day plant at Guangzhou Nansha Chemical Industrial Park. In the 70,000 m3/day Taixing treatment plant, the Group’s EPC division built one of the largest industrial MBR plants in Asia.

The Company’s largest MBR in the chemical and petrochemical sector, in terms of capacity completed to date, is the 15,000 m3/day oil refinery wastewater treatment system for CNOOC’s first onshore refinery at Huizhou, Guangdong. In September 2010, the Company completed a 100,000 m3/day municipal MBR plant at Jingxi Guangzhou and it was one of the largest MBR plants in the world and the first and largest underground MBR plant in Asia at the time of completion.

In 2015, the Group completed the construction of a 200,000 m3 /day municipal wastewater treatment plant in Fuzhou City, Fujian Province, China. The plant, valued at RMB580 million, is one of the largest wastewater treatment plants using the MBR technology in China.

In 2016, CEL completed the upgrading and expansion of four wastewater treatment plants with a total capacity of 750,000 m3/day in Chengdu Province, using CEL’s proprietary MBR technology to meet category 4 surface-water discharge standard without additional land use and work stoppage. 

In addition, the Group also completed the upgrading and expansion of the Gaoyang industrial wastewater treatment plant with the capacity of 200,000 m3/day in Hebei Province to meet the higher discharge standard with Chemical Oxygen Demand (“COD”) ≤ 40 mg/litre.

We Invest

CEL develops, owns and operates water and wastewater treatment plants in China by investing in Build-Operate-Transfer (“BOT”), Transfer-Operate-Transfer (“TOT”) and Build, Own and Operate (“BOO”) arrangements. A portion of the Group’s investment projects are municipal plants backed by stable and long-term off-take agreements with the government in China.

To-date, the Group has invested in more than 60 water plants across more than 11 provinces in China, including Liaoning, Shandong, Jiangsu, Fujian, Hebei, Henan, Gansu, Sichuan and Guangdong and in industrial park wastewater projects, providing wastewater treatment solutions to the industrial end-users.

The Group has also invested in three fully-integrated environmental projects in Shantou and Qingyuan cities, Guangdong Province and in Anyang city, Henan Province.  These circular economy projects undertake the supply of industrial water, steam and electricity, wastewater treatment and ancillary services to industrial parks. 

CEL extended its investment into the hazardous waste management sector to take advantage of the increasingly stringent environmental regulations and favorable policy trend that has driven the growth of this sector.  CEL secured hazardous waste treatment projects in Shandong, Xinjiang, Jiangsu, Hebei and Shanxi Provinces, providing treatment facilities consisting of incineration plants, physical-chemical plants and landfills.

We Produce Membranes

Memstar, together with its subsidiaries (the “Memstar Group”), is principally engaged in the business of manufacturing and supplying of membrane, membrane products and integrated membrane systems.

The Memstar Group is one of the leading manufacturers and suppliers of polyvinylidene fluoride (“PVDF”) hollow fibre membrane products with global presence. The Memstar Group is equipped with strong research and development (“R&D”) capabilities and has manufacturing facilities located in both Singapore and China.

With the support of the Economic Development Board of Singapore, the R&D centre in Singapore houses advanced research facilities and is staffed with a strong R&D team. The intellectual property rights of the Memstar Group also include numerous patents, manufacturing know-how and production design in the relevant field. 

In addition to manufacturing ultrafiltration (“UF”) and microfiltration (“MF”) membranes, CEL has expanded its membrane technology division to manufacture nanofiltration (“NF”) and reverse osmosis (“RO”) membranes in USA by Memstar USA, a subsidiary of CEL.  With these new products, the Group now offers a full spectrum of membrane filtration solutions.