Weir Westgarth wins desalination contract in Scottish islands

Weir Westgarth has recently delivered one of its most unusual contracts - a desalination plant to the rain-soaked Scottish islands.

Jan. 15, 2001--Weir Westgarth has recently delivered one of its most unusual contracts - a desalination plant to the rain-soaked Scottish islands!

It will be used to produce potable water for ice-making duties at a fish processing plant on the tiny isle of Scalpay, just off Harris.

The 100 m3/daycontainerised reverse osmosis desal plant forms part of a £3.5 million investment being undertaken by Stolt Sea Farm, part of the Scandinavian Stolt-Nielsen Group, which plans to produce around 10,000 tonnes of salmon annually.

The development - supported by Western Isles Enterprise and due to become operational this month - could create a much needed jobs boost for the tiny island.

Alistair Munro, sales director with Weir Westgarth, said: "Vast quantities of fresh water are required to make ice and the plant operators felt they needed one of our plants to provide a guaranteed supply of high quality potable water."

For more information, visit the company's web site: http://www.weir.co.uk.

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