Aqua Engineering wins desalination plant contract in Middle East

Aqua Engineering GmbH, a subsidiary of BWT of Mondsee, Austria, and specialist in construction of large-scale water treatment plants, has been awarded a $23 million contract for the turn-key construction of two desalination plants in the United Arab Emirates after strong international competition...

MONDSEE, Austria, Dec. 24, 2004 -- Aqua Engineering GmbH, a specialist in the construction of large-scale water treatment plants, has been awarded the contract for the turn-key construction of two desalination plants in the United Arab Emirates after strong international competition.

Aqua Engineering was awarded the contract worth US$23 million by the Federal Electricity and Water Authority, Dubai, on the basis of providing the best technological solution. The desalination plants, each with a capacity to produce 13,550 m3 drinking water per day, will be turn-key constructed over the next two years and will make an important contribution for ensuring drinking water supply in the Emirates of Fujairah and Ajman.

The technology used for the desalination of sea water, reverse osmosis (RO), is currently gaining more ground internationally due to its high reliability as well as low production and energy costs compared to thermal desalination technologies.

As early as 1988-1992, Aqua Engineering delivered seawater desalination plants to the U.A.E. These plans are now the longest serving plants in the region. They produce precious drinking water which perfectly meets the high standards of the local authorities. In addition to seawater desalination plants, Aqua Engineering supplies large-scale plants for drinking water and waste water treatment.

Aqua Engineering (www.aqua-engineering.at) is a member of the BWT Best Water Technology Group of companies. Based in Mondsee, Austria, BWT is one of Europe's market leaders in water treatment technologies.

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