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Aquatech seals major Egyptian desal deal

Global outfit secures contract to build MED system in Abu Qir

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A rendering of Aquatech's MED-TVC units.
A rendering of Aquatech's MED-TVC units.

Aquatech has won a contract to design and supply a Multiple Effect Distillation (MED) desalination system for Abu Qir Thermal Power Plant, on Egypt’s Mediterranean coast. The deal was awarded by West Delta Electricity Production Company.

The Abu Qir facility comprises two MED with Thermal Vapor Compression (MED-TVC) units - each with a capacity of 5,000 cubic metres a day – which will supply fresh water to boilers and other users.

Aquatech’s scope in the project includes design, equipment supply, testing and commissioning of the two units, which produce pure water with less than 5 mg/l total dissolved solids. The plant is designed for a performance Gain Output Ratio (GOR) of 8.5 minimum.

The win complements Aquatech’s award at an industrial wastewater reuse project in Port Said earlier this year, which consists of the introduction of the firm’s High Efficiency Reverse Osmosis (HERO) process. HERO has a capacity of 8,500 cubic metres a day and can recover over 90% of wastewater suitable for various processes within the complex.

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