ERI wins large-scale seawater desalination contract in Algeria

Energy Recovery Inc. announces the award of another large-scale energy recovery contract for seawater reverse osmosis (SWRO) desalination in Algeria. The Souk Tleta SWRO Desalination Plant, located in Tlemcen in Northwestern Algeria, will have a total capacity of 200,000 cubic meters per day (m³/day) (52.8 million US gallons per day (MGD)). The plant is slated to begin operation in the first half of 2010...

Dec 10th, 2008

Facility to produce 200,000 cubic meters per day (52.8 million US gallons) of fresh water

SAN LEANDRO, CA, Dec. 9, 2008 -- Energy Recovery Inc., a global leader of ultra-high-efficiency energy recovery products and technology for desalination, announces the award of another large-scale energy recovery contract for seawater reverse osmosis (SWRO) desalination in Algeria. The Souk Tleta SWRO Desalination Plant, located in Tlemcen in Northwestern Algeria, will have a total capacity of 200,000 cubic meters per day (m³/day) (52.8 million US gallons per day (MGD)). The plant is slated to begin operation in the first half of 2010.

The Souk Tleta plant is being built by the Singapore-based company Hyflux on a 25-year build, own, operate and transfer (BOOT) basis. It will provide desalinated seawater to the Algerian Energy Company (AEC), the state-owned national water entity of Algeria. Under the contract, ERI will supply the plant with 260 PX-220 energy recovery devices that will save an estimated 21 MW of energy.

Earlier this year, Hyflux also contracted ERI's PX technology for the 100,000 m³/day (26.4 MGD) Tianjin desalination project. This is the largest desalination project contracted in China to date.

Borja Blanco, ERI's GM and VP, Mega Projects Division, stated, "This is a significant award for us in that we are able to provide our client with maximum energy savings which results in the lowest life-cycle costs. Our technical staff works closely with all involved to ensure that the project achieves or surpasses the energy recovery expectations."

Energy Recovery Inc. (ERI) is a leading manufacturer of energy recovery devices which help make desalination affordable by significantly reducing energy consumption.

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