MAJURO - The 1600 m3/day Marshall Islands desalination project has moved onto the operational phase following a successful commissioning and performance testing.
Australian company Osmoflo will now provide operation & maintenance (O&M) support over a two-year period to the asset owners, Kwajalein Atoll Joint Utilities Resources Inc. (KAJUR).
The O&M support will be provided by the company’s operations control centres using its PlantConnect software.
Under this project the company provided design, supply and installation of two seawater reverse osmosis plants with a total capacity of 1,600 m3/day.
Fabrication of the desalination plant occurred at Osmoflo’s manufacturing facility in South Australia, with the plant then transported over 5,700km to its permanent location in the Marshall Islands.
Aid funding was provided from the Asian Development Bank (ADB), Australian and US governments and forms part of a bigger Sanitation and Water Distribution project for the Marshall Islands.
The Marshall Islands is located near the equator in the Pacific Ocean; part of the larger island group of Micronesia. The country is made up of a total of 1,156 individual islands, with Ebeye Island being only 2kms long and 400m wide, with a population of 12,000.