Mega desalination plant in Abu Dhabi to receive innovative energy-recovery technology

Energy Recovery has announced that it will provide its PX Pressure Exchanger technology, an innovative energy-recovery device, to the Mirfa mega desalination plant project in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

SAN LEANDRO, CA, Dec. 24, 2014 -- Energy Recovery, Inc. (NASDAQ: ERII), a specialist in recycling fluid pressure in the oil and gas, chemical and water industries, has announced that it will provide its PX Pressure Exchanger technology, an innovative energy-recovery device, to the Mirfa mega desalination plant project in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE).

The Mirfa plant has a production capacity of 136,000 cubic meters per day, making the Fujairah 1 Expansion the largest desalination plant for Energy Recovery in the UAE.

Power demand in Abu Dhabi is growing at a rate of more than 10 percent per year, while water consumption is projected to rise from 880 million imperial gallons per day (MGD) currently to 1.15 MGD by 2021 as a result of new industrial developments and a fast-growing population

Every year in the UAE alone, Energy Recovery's technology helps produce 405,818,685 liters of water per day and preserves 470,671,591 kWh of energy and $47,067,159 in cost savings. In the country, these savings amount to 324,552 metric tons of carbon dioxide.

After the new technology is fully integrated to the Mirfa plant, the project will have total power generating capacity of 1,600 megawatts and the capacity to deliver nearly 240,000 cubic meters of drinking water per day. This is equivalent to taking about 70,000 vehicles off of the road permanently.

See also:

"Riding the desalination Wave of Energy Recovery"

"Desalination expansion project helps aid Chile mining industry"

About Energy Recovery

Energy Recovery (NASDAQ: ERII) develops award-winning solutions to improve productivity, profitability, and energy efficiency within the oil & gas, chemical, and water industries. Our products simplify complex systems and protect vulnerable equipment. By recycling fluid pressure that would otherwise be lost in critical processes, we save clients more than $1.4 billion (USD) annually. Headquartered in the Bay Area, Energy Recovery has offices in Barcelona, Shanghai, and Dubai. For more information, visit www.energyrecovery.com.

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