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
- 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".