Energy Recovery (ERII) has announced contract awards totaling nearly USD 25M for its PX® Pressure Exchanger® energy recovery devices for desalination plants in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, as well as several of the company’s PX PowerTrain™ solutions. The capacity for the combined plants will be 1 million cubic meters per day, and the orders are expected to be fulfilled by the close of Q1 2022.
The plants are part of a local initiative to replace energy-intensive, outdated thermal technologies with the more efficient and economical seawater reverse osmosis technology (SWRO), all while drastically improving the supply of drinking water in Saudi Arabia. The projected cost of producing desalinated water across these facilities is US$0.32 per cubic meter, making it one of the lowest tariffs for desalinated water in the Middle East. When the projects are complete, the production and supply of water will be doubled while energy costs will be significantly reduced by USD 2.34bn annually across all facilities.
“In arid regions such as the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the dependable and efficient production of potable water is tantamount,” said Rodney Clemente, Energy Recovery’s Senior Vice President of Water. “The unique design of Energy Recovery’s PX makes it the most durable, reliable, and economical solution for desalination plants that must phase out costly and outdated multistage flashing technologies. Coupled with our PowerTrain solution, customers are assured optimal production of water, all while saving money and reducing the environmental impacts that come with wasted energy.”