Sur Desalination Plant

Today’s rapid population and economic growth brings many challenges such as water shortage. To prevent over-extraction of fresh water, turning to alternative resources has become a necessity. Desalination of sea water is a high potential solution to face potable water scarcity and thanks to innovative technologies, it becomes more and more ecologically and economically efficient.

The Sur Desalination Plant puts a lot of effort into reducing the environmental impact of the desalination process. Two outstanding aspects are:

  • Energy recuperation and re-use due to Energy Recovery Devices (ERD): 
    Reduces the impact of the operations on the environment and also operating expenses
  • Innovative water intake based on beachwells:
    Allows a lighter pre-treatment (thanks to natural sand filtration) and allows a better water quality


Key figures

  • Drinking water produced: 83,500 m³/day
  • 100,000,000m³ cumulated water produced in October 2014
  • Population served: 375,000 inhabitants
  • Triple certification: ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001
  • Largest beachwell catchment worldwide: over 200,000 m³/day
  • Minimal impact on the marine and coastal ecology
  • Recycling of over 97% of mechanical energy and saving up to 40% more energy than a conventional Reverse Osmosis (RO) plant

More information in the brochure "Our Story".