Singapore’s fourth desalination plant, the Keppel Marina East Desalination Plant (KMEDP), commenced commercial operations on 29 June 2020.
KMEDP’s location in Marina East gives it the ability to treat either seawater or freshwater drawn from the Marina Reservoir, depending on the prevailing weather conditions. This will strengthen Singapore’s water supply resilience in the face of increasingly dry weather conditions caused by climate change. In dry weather, KMEDP will draw water from the sea to produce desalinated water. When it rains, the plant will utilise rainwater collected in the reservoir to produce potable water, which requires less energy and fewer steps in the treatment process compared to desalination.
The innovative design of the Keppel Marina East Desalination Plant integrates the plant with surrounding greenery by situating the treatment facility underground, making it an iconic and beautiful piece of architecture that the public can enjoy.
The green roof is a shared space open to the public for community recreation. Members of the public are not able to make private bookings for the green roof.
How to Go to Keppel Marina East Desalination Plant Singapore
The nearest MRT station is Mountbatten MRT. From the station, take Exit B and walk towards the bus stop. You can take Bus Services 12, 14, 30, 158 and 196 and alight at the bus stop opposite the Costa Rhu Condominium. From there, it is a 20-minute walk to KMEDP.
Address: 1 Marina East Drive, Singapore 029996
Bus: 12, 14, 30, 158 and 196
Opening Hours: Green Roof 8am to 9pm daily (last entry at 8pm)
Keppel Marina East Desalination Plant Opening Hours
Green Roof opening hours from 8am to 9pm daily (last entry at 8pm)
Important Things to Note:
- No smoking, open fires, barbecues, or any other flammable activities
- No plucking of plants, tampering with or damaging park property
- No camping
- No motorised vehicles
- No cycling, skateboarding, skating or scootering – you may park your bicycle at the Promenade
- No feeding birds
- No releasing of animals
- No pets allowed
- No flying model aircrafts – flying of drones requires an approval permit from CAAS.
- Please bag your own trash and dispose of it in the rubbish bins along the Promenade, do not litter
- No kite flying or ball games
Nearby places to check out:
- Marine Cove Playground
- Tanjong Rhu Lookout Tower
- Marina Barrage
- Katong Park
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