Second forward osmosis facility completed in Oman

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Modern Water has completed the installation and commissioning of its 200 cubic metres per day forward osmosis desalination plant at Al Najdah in the Al Wusta region of Oman.

Modern Water was awarded the contract, worth OMR250,000 (approximately GBP420,000) to build and operate the plant in June 2011 by Oman’s Public Authority for Electricity and Water. It is the world’s first commercial forward osmosis desalination plant and the group’s second plant in Oman.

The plant started producing product water at full capacity in July and during August testing was undertaken which saw the water quality exceed contractual standards. The plant is now operating commercially at full capacity and the group has now entered into the 12 month operation and maintenance phase.

The Al Najdah plant is vital to the area as it supplies the local community with a much needed source of clean drinking water.

Neil McDougall, executive chairman of Modern Water, said: “This is a key achievement for Modern Water and an important sign of things to come. We are the world’s first company to apply forward osmosis technology in a commercial setting, using our patented process. The results are in line with the high expectations we set ourselves.”

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