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These 29 Numbers Demonstrate the Massive Scale of Sembcorp Industries Limited’s Utilities Segment

Recently, Sembcorp Industries Limited (SGX: U96) released updated facts and figures about its operations in 2016.

Sembcorp Industries has three major segments, namely, Utilities, Marine and Urban Development. From the facts and figures summary, we can learn more about the vast operations and scale of the company’s Utilities segment. With that in mind, here’re 29 key figures about the segment that investors may want to sit up and take notice of:

1. The segment has operations in 14 countries, spanning from Singapore to the United Kingdom to Brazil. The conglomerate has a developer-owner-operator model. Sembcorp Industries has the capacity to provide project development expertise, to own a stake in the asset, and to operate and maintain the asset after completion.

2. The segment can be divided into three major parts. Energy is the largest contributor to the segment’s net profit at around $208 million ( a 58% share). Water is next with a net profit of over $88 million, or a 25% share. On-site logistics and waste management contributed $59 million in net profit, or a 17% share.

3. In 2001, Sembcorp Industries’ power generation capacity was less than 1000 MW (megawatts). Today, its power capacity (in operation and under development) stands at over 11,000 MW. China and India are the biggest contributors at 3,056 MW and 3,611 MW, respectively. Sembcorp Industries has 12 energy projects which are slated for completion in 2017 and 2018.

4. Energy generation comes in three main forms for Sembcorp Industries: gas-fired, coal-fired, and renewable and energy from waste (EfW). The gas-fired power capacity stands at 4,849 MW, which represents 44% of the Utilities segment’s total power capacity. The coal-fired power capacity contributes 39%, or 4,260 MW, while the renewable and EfW piece provides 1,807 MW, or 17% of the total power capacity.

5. Major power plants for Sembcorp Industries include Chongqing Songzao Sembcorp with 1,620 MW, Thermal Powertech Corporation India with 1,320 MW, and Sembcorp Gayatri Power with 1,320 MW.

6. Moving onto water, Sembcorp Industries’ water treatment capacity has grown from less than three million cubic meters per day in 1997 to around nine million cubic meters per day in 2016.

7. From a geographical perspective, Singapore has a water treatment capacity of over 4.7 million cubic meters per day and accounts for a majority of its water segment’s capacity. China is at second place with 2.3 million cubic meters per day. The major water treatment plants are in Jurong Island with almost 4.5 million cubic meters per day and Changzhi (China) with 1.3 million cubic meters per day.

8. Elsewhere, Sembcorp Industries also manages approximately one million tonnes per year in waste collection and around 300,000 tonnes per year in recyclables collection.

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The information provided is for general information purposes only and is not intended to be personalised investment or financial advice. Motley Fool Singapore contributor Chin Hui Leong doesn’t own shares in any companies mentioned.