Veolia to build seawater desalination plant in Bahamas resort

Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies, a global water and wastewater treatment specialist, has been retained to construct a seawater desalination system for Albany, a $1.3 billion luxury resort community under development in The Bahamas. The desalination structure at Albany will contain two seawater reverse osmosis units that will irrigate the resort community's 18-hole championship golf course...

HOUSTON, TX, Feb. 2, 2009 -- Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies, a global water and wastewater treatment specialist, has been retained to construct a seawater desalination system for Albany, a $1.3 billion luxury resort community under development in The Bahamas.

The desalination structure at Albany will contain two seawater reverse osmosis units that will irrigate the resort community's 18-hole championship golf course.

The Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies' reverse osmosis units at Albany will be the first of its kind in the Caribbean. The desalination structure's modular design allows for ease and flexibility of installation, with limited exterior pipe runs. Manufacturing, testing and delivery of the systems will be completed within 17 weeks.

Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies is the technological subsidiary of Veolia Water and a world leader in engineering and technological solutions in water treatment for industrial companies and municipal authorities.

Developed by investment company Tavistock Group and professional golfers Tiger Woods and Ernie Els, Albany is a 565-acre oceanfront community on the island of New Providence in The Bahamas. Conveniently located just seven minutes from Nassau's international airport, Albany will feature a luxury boutique hotel, an array of residential offerings and amenities for all members of the family, including a mega-yacht marina, a family water park and an 18-hole championship golf course designed by Ernie Els.

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