The international weekly for desalination and advanced water treatment since 1965 Water Desalination ReporT — Aquatech Amsterdam 2017 Special Issue —
Volume 53, Number 39
31 October 2017
Saudi Arabia Interest gauged for 2 big SWRO IWPs Developers are invited to respond to a call for expressions of interest (EOIs) from Water and Electricity LLC (WEC) for two new independent water projects (IWP) on Saudi’s Red Sea Coast. The projects are the Shuqaiq 3 IWP, located 550km (345 mi) south of Jeddah and the Yanbu 4 IWP, located 350km (220 mi) north of Jeddah. The projects, which will both employ SWRO technology, have capacities of 380,000 m 3 /d (100.4 MGD) and 450,000 m 3 /d (119 MGD), respectively. In both cases, WEC is considering bundling the greenfield contracts with the acquisition, rehabilitation and operation of nearby plants currently owned and operated by the Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC). For the Shuqaiq 3 IWP, it includes the Shuqaiq 1 plant, a combined power and MSF desal plant, which was commissioned in 1989 and has a desal production capacity of 97,000 m 3 /d and 108MW of power production. For the Yanbu 4 IWP, the existing assets include the 100,000 m 3 /d (26.4 MGD) MSF, 357MW Yanbu 1 plant commissioned 1981; the 144,000 m 3 /d (38 MGD) MSF, 163MWYanbu 2 plant commissioned in 1998; the 128,000 m 3 /d (33.8 MGD) Yanbu SWRO plant commissioned in 1998; and the 68,000 m 3 /d (18 MGD) MED Yanbu Expansion plant commissioned in 2013. WEC is being advised by a team that includes SMBC (financial), ILF Consulting (technical) and DLA Piper (legal). The EOI submission deadline is 23 November 2017, with the developer selection planned for finalization in mid-2019. EDS Desalination Pavilion Aquatech delegates are reminded to visit the European Desal Society’s (EDS) Desalination Pavilion at Hall 3, Booth 03.220, and also, to participate at Aquastage, Hall 3, Booth 03.118 on Thursday, from 14:00-17:00. Speakers include: • REvivED Water EU Project
Company News Voltea launches point-of-use CapDI Voltea has come a long way since its CapDI capacitive deionization technology received the Technology Idol award at GWI’s 2010 Global Water Summit in Paris. Later the same year, it made its commercial debut at Singapore Water Week and announced a capital raise to support its rollout. The Netherlands-based company has continued to garner technology awards and raise capital almost as fast as it has been able to increase its industrial and commercial installation list. By 2016, the company’s growth had outpaced its ability to manufacture CapDI modules, so the company opened a new robotic assembly plant to increase production and improve product quality. At this week’s Aquatech, the company is introducing its newest product: DiUse © , a market-ready, point-of-use (PoU) device that is self-cleaning and delivers no-salt water softening and low-cost brackish water desalination. The internet-enabled DiUse can be remotely monitored and controlled, and can send performance reports that include conductivity and inter-module pressure data.
Perhaps DiUse’s most interesting feature is its ability to “set it and forget it”. According to Voltea CEO Bryan Brister, once the unit is tuned to meet a desired product water conductivity, it will continue to deliver the desired water quality, regardless of fluctuations in feedwater quality. And, it will automatically adjust the amount of electricity that it requires to meet the water quality goal.
• AppliTek NV • Avista Technologies • Pall Water • Nijhuis Industries • Voltea
“Traditional RO or thermal desal systems often remove far more salt than is required, whereas DiUse has the ability to tune the amount of TDS removed. Besides the obvious energy savings, this is important for some applications, such as producing optimal beverage quality,” explained Dr Voltea’s DiUse
• Integroil EU Project • Saltgae EU Project • Adiquimica SA • Aqua Abib Water Solutions • BASF SE
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