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US firm bags third contract to supply desalination technology to a Middle East project.

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Energy Recovery has won a $1.8mn contract to supply its PX Pressure Exchanger technology for a mega desalination plant in the Middle East.

The US company will partner with a wastewater treatment and services specialist based in the region, a statement said. The order is expected to ship during the third quarter of 2016.

Energy Recovery will supply its PX-Q300 and PX-180 Pressure Exchanger devices for the plant, which will produce 68,000 cubic meters of desalinated water per day (m3/d).

The devices will reduce the plant power consumption by 9.7 MW, saving over 83 GWh of energy per year, and help it avoid 59,700 tons of CO2 emissions per year. The two companies have previously partnered on another mega project in the Middle East.

Energy Recovery did not reveal the name the project in question. This is the third contract the company has signed in the region in as many months.

In July it bagged a $4mn contract with Hyflux to provide its PX Pressure Exchangers for the Qurayyat desalination plant in Oman. It followed that up with a $1.4mn deal to supply the technology to a solar desalination project in Saudi Arabia.

Energy Recovery's President and CEO Joel Gay said: "We are proud to continue to deploy our PX Pressure Exchanger technology where it's needed, especially in key regions such as the Middle East.

“This also adds to the portfolio of large-scale projects Energy Recovery has taken on in recent years, making the PX the most widely used energy recovery device for mega-projects in the world. Importantly, this award is an early indicator of a strengthening global desalination market as we enter 2016."

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