C.H.S. Steelworks and RelianZ sign MOU on equipment supply for Singaporean flood pumping station


(From left) CHS directors Alex Saw, Melvin Hor and Chau Wei Pin with RelianZ managing directors K.T. Ng and Siah Hung Wee, and RelianZ contract manager Lee Jia Ruenn at the MOU signing ceremony at KL Convention Centre(From left) CHS directors Alex Saw, Melvin Hor and Chau Wei Pin with RelianZ managing directors K.T. Ng and Siah Hung Wee, and RelianZ contract manager Lee Jia Ruenn at the MOU signing ceremony at KL Convention Centre

C.H.S. Steelworks Sdn Bhd recently announced a new milestone in the company’s history as it is set to venture into international markets.

CHS and RelianZ Engineering Pte Ltd signed a memorandum of understanding on the supply of mechanical equipment to the Syed Alwi Pumping Station in Singapore during the recent Asia Water Exhibition 2022 held at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre.

The pact between the two companies will see both CHS and RelianZ supply waterwork equipment such as mechanical rake screens, stainless steel stop logs and most notably, CHS’ very own stainless steel UHMWPE seal penstock.

The signing of this MOU also signifies the commitment between the two companies to provide professional expertise and insight to deliver quality and the latest technology in its products and services for the water and wastewater industry.

From this pilot project, CHS and RelianZ have agreed on cooperation and partnership to design, manufacture and supply all kinds of mechanical equipment for upcoming water and waste projects in Singapore.

The Syed Alwi Pumping Station project is a deterrent to the occurrence of flash floods in Singapore and is being developed to prepare for more frequent and intense rainfall due to climate change.

Singapore’s national water agency and project owners PUB Singapore are building an underground detention tank and pumping facility along Syed Alwi Road.

CHS director Melvin Hor said at the signing ceremony that acquiring this international deal would be beneficial for both CHS and RelianZ.

“Every country has a different specification on product requirements. So we took this opportunity to invent and create something totally new in our product line, which is the rubberless penstock,” he said.

“With RelianZ at our side, we have the opportunity to explore more and push the creation of other products as well, not only in the domestic region but also to international markets as well, just like we have done with this deal.”

CHS is the first manufacturer in Malaysia to develop the stainless steel penstock with UHMWPE seal or “rubberless penstock” – as referred to by Melvin Hor – which was created to suit the specification requirements set by PUB Singapore.

CHS director Melvin Hor (second from left) said that the aim of CHS is to produce more industry-defining products.CHS director Melvin Hor (second from left) said that the aim of CHS is to produce more industry-defining products.

Hor said that the penstock can be an industry-defining product due to its unique characteristics.

“The rubberless penstock is a good thing for all operators as it is the first of its kind to not have a rubber seal.

“This will remove the troublesome maintenance factor of having to retain and maintain the rubber seal, to prevent it from getting worn out, which will then cause leaking issues.”

Melvin Hor added that the strength of CHS’ internal research and development team has helped in the company’s growth over the years, and its creation of breakthrough products, as they aim to continue to develop their product range.

“We will definitely be creating more products in the next five to 10 years, to add on to our product programmes, which will help us contribute more to waterworks here in Malaysia and other region.

“We also hope to learn something new from the operators of the Syed Alwi Pumping Station project which can help us to create better, longer-lasting products, with minimum maintenance like our rubberless penstock.

“This will help operators to lower troubleshooting and capital investment costs as well.”

He shared that the CHS inhouse research and development team are able to use analysis software (Finite Element Analysis) to find out specific characteristics of materials they use in order to analyse its capability to withstand the desirable pressure rating of their clients.

CHS was established in 1995 and is one of Malaysia’s leading experts in the water, sewage and irrigation industries.

It is also a leading manufacturer, supplier and fabricator of various valves, pipes, engineering products and accessories for various types of applications.

For more information, visit http://www.chs.com.my/

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