Asia desalination plant to be expanded with multi-effect distillation units

IDE Technologies' Multi-Effect Distillation desalination units have been issued to increase the capacity of a desalination plant in Asia.

KADIMA, Israel, Aug. 28, 2013 -- New multi-effect distillation (MED) desalination units from IDE Technologies Ltd., have been ordered by a large private sector company to increase the capacity of a desalination plant in Asia.

Chosen for their reliability and high efficiency, the units are expected to meet the plant's increased capacity needs and provide high quality boiler feedwater, as well as drinking water for local consumption.

With a financial scope of approximately $75 million, the new MED units will each yield a capacity of 24,000 m3/day (6 million gallons) of highly pure processed water, increasing the plant's total desalination capacity to 232,000 m3/day (61 million gallons per day). In addition to having low energy consumption and requiring minimal pretreatment, IDE's MED solution provides inherent stability and automatic control. This reduces the need for labor and maintenance, thereby lowering operational costs.

About IDE Technologies Ltd.:

IDE is a global leader in water treatment solutions, specializing in the development, engineering, construction and operation of enhanced desalination facilities and industrial water treatment solutions. With its advanced thermal and membrane technologies, IDE has designed, built, and currently operates some of the world's largest seawater desalination and water treatment plants. Today, IDE provides a cumulative capacity of over 2.5 million m3/day of high quality water for a wide range of customers including municipalities, oil and gas, mining, refineries and power stations. IDE holds a proven track record that spans 400 plants, 40 countries and four decades.

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