Report Description

Malaysia Wastewater Treatment Services Market is anticipated to grow at a robust CAGR during the forecast period. Wastewater treatment is the process of cleaning wastewater to create effluent, which can be recycled into the water cycle. After entering the water cycle, the wastewater either has little impact on the environment or is used for other reasons. The treatment is carried out at a wastewater treatment plant. The right sort of wastewater treatment facility handles a variety of wastewater types.

Municipal wastewater, residential wastewater, and sewage are all treated at sewage treatment plants. To handle industrial effluent, either a sewage treatment plant or a specialized industrial wastewater treatment facility is used. Agricultural wastewater treatment facilities and sewage treatment plants are further examples of wastewater treatment facilities. Techniques for phase separation, such as sedimentation, biological and chemical processes, and oxidation or polishing, are a few examples of wastewater treatment methods. A particular kind of sludge, which is typically treated in the same or another wastewater treatment plant, is the primary by-product of these facilities. Biogas is another byproduct of anaerobic treatment procedures. wastewater treatment is one method of producing reclaimed water. Wastewater treatment's main objective is to make it possible for treated wastewater to be disposed of or used again. To utilize the correct treatment procedure, it is important to consider the possibilities for reuse or disposal before treating the wastewater. Sewage treatment plants, industrial wastewater treatment plants, agricultural wastewater treatment plants, and leachate treatment plants are a few examples of the various types of treatment facilities.

Wastewater Treatment Services: Wastewater treatment involves removing pollutants from wastewater and turning it into an effluent that flows into surface waterways either untreated or after being treated at a plant. This procedure entails separating particles from liquid, getting rid of the solids, and releasing the liquid. Designing, acquiring, installing, building, mechanical services, operating, and maintaining, among others, are all examples of wastewater treatment services.

Wastewater Treatment Plants: A wastewater treatment plant is a facility in which a combination of various processes (e.g., physical, chemical, and biological) are used to treat industrial wastewater and remove pollutants.

Wastewater Treatment Systems: A water treatment system is made up of many unique technologies to handle particular wastewater treatment demands. Typically, technologies used to treat water include water softeners, filtration systems, disinfection systems, reverse osmosis systems, distillation systems, and others.

Beverage Taste and Clarity Improvements

Filtering improves both the flavor and appearance of drinks. Wastewater treatment is also essential for ensuring hygiene and efficient production while boosting product flavor in the beverage sector. As a result, water purification technologies are becoming more prominent in the beverage industry. Growing health concerns have increased the demand for low-salt or low-sugar beverages, which is motivating the use of water treatment systems to eliminate excess minerals and salts from beverages. Energy drink consumption is anticipated to increase in the upcoming years owing to rising health consciousness, which is expected to fuel the market expansion as energy drink manufacturing grows.

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Adopting Sustainable Strategies through 3Rs (Reduce-Recycle-Reuse)

Reusing clean wastewater for beneficial uses, including flushing toilets, industrial operations, irrigating crops and gardens, and refilling groundwater basins, is known as water recycling. Recycling water conserves resources and money. The water quality standards for the planned reuse can be satisfied through wastewater treatment. There is not much water available for industrial and municipal use because of the strict regulations. 3Rs help any firm become more sustainable since wastewater reuse is essential. With this, the Malaysia Wastewater treatment services market is expected to be boosted in the upcoming years.

Covid Impact on Malaysia Wastewater Treatment Services

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a substantial influence on wastewater treatment services, affecting both the quantity and quality of wastewater generated and treatment facility operations.

Changes in Industrial Water Demand: Consumer behavior and industrial production patterns have changed as a result of the pandemic, which has altered water consumption. For instance, due to closures or lower occupancy, the need for water has drastically dropped in a variety of sectors, including the hospitality, dining, and entertainment sectors. The need for water has increased across a variety of industries, including data centers and healthcare institutions, as a result of the increased usage of medical technology and Internet communication platforms.

Rise in Domestic Wastewater: Due to the growing use of masks, gloves, and other personal protective equipment, there has been a rise in the generation of household wastewater. As these items are not disposed of properly in general, the machinery and sewage lines at the treatment facility become clogged, demanding more frequent maintenance tasks, and driving up operating costs.

Recent Developments/Government Initiatives/Policies:

Policies and institutional set-up and need for wastewater management:

The National Water Services Commission was created to regulate the water supply and sewage industries through the fair, efficient, and open implementation of the Water Services Industry Act 2006 (Act 655) to provide everyone with a sustainable, dependable, and affordable water supply. Establishing the foundation for regulatory intervention and advancing the National Policy Goal for the water supply and sewerage services industry are two of the WSIA's goals.

  • The Sewerage Services Department has the responsibility of carrying out STP projects and serving as a sewerage-related advising body to the Ministry of Energy, Green Technologies, and Water.
  • Malaysia's national sewage corporation, Indah Water Konsortium, a company owned by the Ministry of Finance Incorporated, has been entrusted with the task of developing and maintaining a modern and efficient sewerage system for all Malaysians.
  • The Environmental Quality Act of 1974 and its regulations, such as the Environmental Quality (Sewage) Regulations 2009 and Environmental Quality (Industrial Effluent) Regulations 2009, are the governing bodies for wastewater effluent quality. These regulations are administered by the Department of Environment (DOE). The Water Quality Index determines surface water quality, and the National Water Quality Standards for Malaysia issued by DOE are used to assess whether surface water is suitable for irrigation.

Upcoming Mega Projects to Fuel Wastewater Treatment Services Demand in Malaysia:

  • Penang South Island - Penang South Island is a group of three man-made islands worth USD 7 billion that are located off the steamy southern shore of Penang International Airport. This island is an enormous 4,500-acre mixed-use development which is the equivalent of 76,000 Olympic-sized swimming pools. Penang South Island also offers a variety of attractions, including smart tech parks, international corporate campuses, popular tourist destinations, green spaces, and residential districts.
  • Johor Singapore Rapid Transit System - This ground-breaking project revolutionizes transportation and provides a new kind of connection between Singapore and Johore. It is estimated to cost USD 10 billion. The Bukit Chagar station site is where the Rapid Transit System Link project's development started in November 2020. The RTS connection helps to use by approximately 10,000 people per hour each way between the prosperous cities of Woodlands in Singapore and the booming town of Bukit Chagar in Johor.
  • MRT Circle Line - the MRT Circle Line is a USD 45.3 billion project that is predicted to completely transform public transportation. This route is expected to go throughout Kuala Lumpur, from Bukit Kiara to University Malaya Medical Center and beyond, with 30 stops and 10 interchanges.
  • Merdeka 118 Tower - PNB Merdeka Tower is a 118-story tower and a height of 644 meters, and the total worth of the project is approximately USD 3.5 billion.
  • On April 19, 2022, an integrated and plug-and-play reverse osmosis (RO) technology, the Barrel, was launched in the Asia Pacific region, according to Veolia Water Technologies, a division of the Veolia group and a water treatment expert. The Barrel was showcased at the upcoming Clean Enviro Summit Singapore (April 18-21, 2022). The technology meets the demands and expectations of the desalination industry while generating fresh water that complies with all water quality regulations in the region, where there is a growing demand for fresh water and growing worries about its scarcity. Low-pressure RO applications and wastewater reuse are also appropriate uses. With the help of The Barrel, consumers have access to a sustainable and economically feasible supply of fresh water.

Market Segmentation

The Malaysia wastewater treatment services market is analyzed on the basis of service type, stage, and application. based on service type, the market is segmented into designing & engineering, building & installation, operation & process control, repair & maintenance, and others. Based on stage, the market is segmented into primary treatment, secondary treatment, and tertiary treatment. based on application, the market is segmented into municipal and industrial. The industrial segment is further classified into chemical, pharma, food & beverages, oil & gas, metal & mining, and others. Regionally, the market is distributed among West Malaysia and East Malaysia.

Market Players

key players in the Malaysia wastewater treatment services market are Kurita Water (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd, Techkem Utilities Sdn. Bhd, Yokogawa Kontrol (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd, Veolia Water (Malaysia) Holding & Veolia Water Technologies, Sigma Water Engineering (M) Sdn. Bhd, KIJ Ultra Supreme Filtration Sdn. Bhd, Ironcon (M) Sdn Bhd, Industrial Water Engineers (M) Sdn. Bhd, Indah Water Konsortium Sdn Bhd, and Salcon Berhad.

Report Scope:

In this report, the Malaysia Wastewater Treatment Services market has been segmented into the following categories, in addition to the industry trends which have also been detailed below:

  • Malaysia Wastewater Treatment Services Market, By Service Type:

o   Designing & Engineering

o   Building & Installation

o   Operation & Process Control

o   Repair & Maintenance

o   Others

  • Malaysia Wastewater Treatment Services Market, By Stage:

o   Primary Treatment

o   Secondary Treatment

o   Tertiary Treatment

  • Malaysia Wastewater Treatment Services Market, By Application:

o   Municipal

o   Industrial

  • Malaysia Wastewater Treatment Services Market, By Region:

o   West Malaysia

o   East Malaysia

Competitive Landscape

Company Profiles: Detailed analysis of the major companies present in the Malaysia Wastewater Treatment Services market.

Available Customizations:

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Company Information

  • Detailed analysis and profiling of additional market players (up to five).

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Table of content

1.    Services Overview

1.1. Market Definition

1.2. Scope of the Market

1.2.1. Markets Covered

1.2.2. Years Considered for Study

1.2.3. Key Market Segmentations

2.    Research Methodology

2.1. Objective of the Study

2.2. Baseline Methodology

2.3. Key Industry Partners

2.4. Major Association and Secondary Sources

2.5. Forecasting Methodology

2.6. Data Triangulation & Validation

2.7. Assumptions and Limitations

3.    Executive Summary

4.    Impact of COVID-19 on Malaysia Wastewater Treatment Services Market

5.    Voice of Customers

6.    Malaysia Wastewater Treatment Services Market Outlook

6.1.     Market Size & Forecast

6.1.1.             By Value

6.2.     Market Share & Forecast

6.2.1.             By Service Type (Designing & Engineering, Building & Installation, Operation & Process Control, Repair & Maintenance, Others)

6.2.2.             By Stage (Primary Treatment, Secondary Treatment, Tertiary Treatment)

6.2.3.             By Application (Municipal, Industrial)

6.2.4.             By Region (West Malaysia and East Malaysia)

6.3.     By Company (2022)

6.4.     Market Map

7.    Municipal Wastewater Treatment Services Market Outlook

7.1.     Market Size & Forecast

7.1.1.          By Value

7.2.     Market Share & Forecast

7.2.1.             By Service Type

7.2.2.             By Stage

7.2.3.             By Region

8.    Industrial Wastewater Treatment Services Market Outlook

8.1.     Market Size & Forecast

8.1.1.          By Value

8.2.     Market Share & Forecast

8.2.1.             By Service Type

8.2.2.             By Stage

8.2.3.             By Industrial Type (Chemical, Pharma, Food & Beverages, Oil & Gas, Metal & Mining, Others)

8.2.4.             By Region

9.    Market Dynamics

9.1.     Drivers

9.2.     Challenges

10. Market Trends & Developments

11. Policy & Regulatory Framework

12. Malaysia Economic Profile

13. Company Profiles

13.1.      Kurita Water (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd,

13.1.1.       Business Overview

13.1.2.       Key Revenue and Financials (If Available)

13.1.3.       Recent Developments

13.1.4.       Key Personnel

13.1.5.       Key Product/Services

13.2.      Techkem Utilities Sdn. Bhd

13.2.1.       Business Overview

13.2.2.       Key Revenue and Financials (If Available)

13.2.3.       Recent Developments

13.2.4.       Key Personnel

13.2.5.       Key Product/Services

13.3.      Yokogawa Kontrol (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd

13.3.1.       Business Overview

13.3.2.       Key Revenue and Financials (If Available)

13.3.3.       Recent Developments

13.3.4.       Key Personnel

13.3.5.       Key Product/Services

13.4.      Veolia Water (Malaysia) Holding & Veolia Water Technologies,

13.4.1.       Business Overview

13.4.2.       Key Revenue and Financials (If Available)

13.4.3.       Recent Developments

13.4.4.       Key Personnel

13.4.5.       Key Product/Services

13.5.      Sigma Water Engineering (M) Sdn. Bhd

13.5.1.       Business Overview

13.5.2.       Key Revenue and Financials (If Available)

13.5.3.       Recent Developments

13.5.4.       Key Personnel

13.5.5.       Key Product/Services

13.6.      KIJ Ultra Supreme Filtration Sdn. Bhd

13.6.1.       Business Overview

13.6.2.       Key Revenue and Financials (If Available)

13.6.3.       Recent Developments

13.6.4.       Key Personnel

13.6.5.       Key Product/Services

13.7.      Ironcon (M) Sdn Bhd

13.7.1.       Business Overview

13.7.2.       Key Revenue and Financials (If Available)

13.7.3.       Recent Developments

13.7.4.       Key Personnel

13.7.5.       Key Product/Services

13.8.      Industrial Water Engineers (M) Sdn. Bhd

13.8.1.       Business Overview

13.8.2.       Key Revenue and Financials (If Available)

13.8.3.       Recent Developments

13.8.4.       Key Personnel

13.8.5.       Key Product/Services

13.9.      Indah Water Konsortium Sdn Bhd

13.9.1.       Business Overview

13.9.2.       Key Revenue and Financials (If Available)

13.9.3.       Recent Developments

13.9.4.       Key Personnel

13.9.5.       Key Product/Services

13.10.    Salcon Berhad

13.10.1.     Business Overview

13.10.2.     Key Revenue and Financials (If Available)

13.10.3.     Recent Developments

13.10.4.     Key Personnel

13.10.5.     Key Product/Services

16. Strategic Recommendations

17. About Us & Disclaimer

Figures and Tables

Frequently asked questions


Kurita Water (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd, Techkem Utilities Sdn. Bhd, Yokogawa Kontrol (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd, Veolia Water (Malaysia) Holding & Veolia Water Technologies, Sigma Water Engineering (M) Sdn. Bhd, KIJ Ultra Supreme Filtration Sdn. Bhd, Ironcon (M) Sdn Bhd, Industrial Water Engineers (M) Sdn. Bhd, Indah Water Konsortium Sdn Bhd, and Salcon Berhad are the key players in the Malaysia wastewater treatment services market.


Increasing concerns regarding public health & water quality are the major drivers of the Malaysia wastewater treatment market.


The tertiary segment is expected to maintain the largest market share in the upcoming years and maintain a high CAGR during the forecast period. Before reuse or release into the environment, tertiary treatment improves effluent quality. After further treatment stages, this method removes the inorganic substances, viruses, bacteria, and parasites that are remaining in the water, allowing it to be reused.


The lack of skilled workers and high maintenance costs are some of the key challenges that the Malaysia wastewater treatment services market faces.


Parvati Sharma

Account Manager BD
Press Release

Malaysia Wastewater Treatment Services Market to be Led by Tertiary Treatment Segment

Jul, 2023

Increasing concerns regarding public health and water quality and upcoming mega projects across the country are likely to propel the Malaysia wastewater treatment services market during the forecast