IDE wins Chinese follow-on order for four MED desalination plants

Four additional multi-effect distillation (MED) desalination units, each with a production capacity of 25,000 m³/day of distilled water, are to be supplied for Tianjin SDIC, China's new electricity- generation megaplant, by IDE Technologies of Israel.

The resulting capacity of 200,000 m³/d at the plant will make it China's largest desalination installation.

Located near Beijing, the Tianjin SDIC power plant is being built to generate 4,000 MW of electricity to meet the growing needs of Tianjin city and alleviate electricity shortages in northern China. The IDE units will provide the desalinated seawater required for use in the power plant's steam boilers, as well as drinking water for local residents.

IDE won the contract in an open international tender through which SDIC sought out a desalination solution that conformed to the highest environmental standards while featuring optimized, field-proven technology. IDE says that its on-time and within-budget deployment of the first four units for SDIC Tianjin contributed to its winning the current tender

"This ambitious project strengthens our position in the strategic China market and in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region as a whole, which has been a focus of our activities for more than two decades," said Avshalom Felber, IDE's CEO.

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