US-based NAES Corp has signed a contract with Tuaspring to provide operations and maintenance (O&M) services for the 400MW combined-cycle power plant being constructed in Singapore.

Tuaspring, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hyflux, is also building the plant, which is planned provide energy to its own desalination plant located nearby.

Excess power generated by the plant will be sold to the National Electricity Market of Singapore.

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

Olivia Lum, Hyflux executive chairman and group CEO, said: "We are pleased to have NAES as our power plant O&M partner for our Tuaspring desalination project."