CANBERRA, Australia, Dec. 6, 2011 – A 4,000 m3/day desalination plant will be supplied to the country’s leading steel manufacturer to replace water current drawn from the struggling River Murray.
Marubeni Corporation owned Osmoflo has financed, designed and built the plant for OneSteel and will operate the plant for a period of 10 years.
Built in two trains, each features micro-filtration pre-treatment reverse osmosis membranes and the plant also includes advanced energy saving technology.
Reject water or brine from the desalination process is being transferred to OneSteel’s saltwater management system where the brine is substantially diluted prior to discharge to the Spencer Gulf.
The official commissioning of the desalination plant came only days after the Federal Government announced its revised plan to revitalise the Murray-Darling river network which is in a state of extreme stress due to years of over-extraction.