(EnergyAsia, May 11 2012, Friday) — NAES Corporation, a US-based provider of services to the energy industry, said it has secured an operations and maintenance (O&M) agreement from Singapore’s Hyflux Ltd for a 400-megawatt (MW) combined cycle power plant under construction in western Singapore

Hyflux’s wholly owned subsidiary, Tuaspring Pte Ltd, is building the plant adjacent to a seawater desalination facility that is also construction.

The power plant will supply energy to the Tuaspring desalination plant and sell excess power into Singapore’s electricity market.

“We are building a strong legacy of combined-cycle experience, and we are going to be applying the proven processes and programs that promote safety, compliance, performance, and cost effectiveness, for which we are well known,” said John Brewster, NAES President and CEO.

Olivia Lum, Hyflux’s executive chairman and group CEO, said: “NAES brings an extensive track record at operating combined cycle generation turbines in competitive electricity markets. We are pleased to have NAES as our power plant O&M partner for our Tuaspring desalination project.”

Headquartered in Issaquah, Washington, NAES is the world’s leading provider of comprehensive services to industries that generate or consume power. The company is owned by Itochu International Inc, the US affiliate of Japan’s Itochu Corp.

Hyflux is one of the world’s leading fully integrated water solutions companies, with operations and projects in Southeast Asia, China, India, the Middle East and North Africa.