Water. desalination + reuse

DWR FebMarch 2015

Water. Desalination + reuse

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BUSINESS February-March 2015 | Desalination & Water Reuse | 9 | Aqualogy starts up US$100 million mine desalination in Chile Aqualogy has inaugurated the operation and maintenance of a US$ 100 million reverse osmosis desalination plant built by copper mining company, Anglo American Chile, for its Mantoverde mine. The plant has a capacity to produce freshwater at 10 Ml/d for industrial use. It is located 40 km from the mining operation and 3.5 km from the town of Flamenco, in the coastal sector commune of Chañaral. The plant frees the mine from using freshwater from the river Copiapó which is the main water supply for residents of the Atacama region. The Mantoverde mine is located in the III Region of Atacama, 56 km from the town of Chañaral and 900 metres above sea level. Anglo American is one of Chile's major copper producers with five production mines in four regions of the country. Environnement seals deals of US$ 380 million Suez Environnement has won a desalination contract in Abu Dhabi worth more than US$ 180 million and a separate water reuse deal in Oman taking the total value to more than US$ 200 million. And Environnement subsidiary, Degrémont, is to design, construct and operate a desalination plant planned for the US$ 1.5 billion Mirfa Independent Water and Power Project sited 110km west of Abu Dhabi as part of a AED 677 million (US$ 184 million) deal. The Mirfa desalination plant will supply drinking water at 240,000 m³/day and, together with the project's 1,600 MW power plant, will help meet the region's growing demand for drinking water and electricity. Degrémont will design and build a 140,000 m³/d. reverse osmosis seawater desalination plant in the Mirfa project under a contract totaling AED 544 million (US$ 147 million). It will be equipped with Degremont's SeaDaf technology to pre- treat the algae-rich water from the Arabian Gulf. The deal includes a seven-year operation and maintenance contract for the reverse osmosis plant worth AED 133 million (US$ 36 million). Degrémont was awarded the deal by Korean engineering giant, Hyundai Engineering and Construction, which leads the consortium holding the engineering, procurement and construction contract for the Mirfa project. Suez Environnement's parent, GDF Suez, holds a 25-year contract to manage the plant – awarded by Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Authority (Adwea) which is implementing the project. Adwea will own 80% of the plant with GDF Suez holding the rest. Separately, Environnement has won a 50% share of an OMR 24 million (US$ 63 million) contract in Oman to design, build and operate a wastewater treatment plant. Degrémont, in a consortium with Oman civil engineering company, Al-Ansari Trading Enterprise, was selected by the Oman water authority, Haya Water, to design and operate a 18,000 m³/day wastewater treatment plant in Al-Amerat, a residential suburb of the capital city, Muscat. The deal has a two-year term for the operation and maintenance of the plant. The plant will use the Ultrafor membrane bioreactor technology. The treated water will be used for irrigation. More than 45 years of proven experience w w w . b e l v es s e l s . co m BEL means qualit y a n d t r u s t BEL Group Limited info@bel-g.com BEL Composite Iberica S.L. iberica@bel-g.com BEL Composite Industries Ltd. composite@bel-g.com ISO 9001 ASME Code Sec. X P.E.D. 97/23/EC. 16" Pressure Vessels are available now! 16" Pressure NEW...NEW

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