Vladivostok SWRO project for Aqua-Chem

A custom-built 2.64 MGD (10,000 m³/d) seawater reverse-osmosis (SWRO) plant is being installed in eastern Russia, off the coast of Vladivostok, by Aqua-Chem Inc of the USA.

The SWRO desalination facility will support the drinking and process needs of local residents, a university and a conference facility that will be the site for the 2012 Asia Pacific Economic Conference.

Aqua-Chem was contracted to provide a turnkey design/build project, and this facility consists of four trains operating in parallel. The first trains will be commissioned in the coming weeks with the other three units to follow soon in the new year.

The site is located in the northern Sea of Japan, and is known for its extreme weather conditions.

"The Russian central government recognized our expertise in extreme-weather SWRO facilities and contracted their work with us based upon our long history of making potable water for the Canadian government's Arctic research teams and the Antarctic research facilities at McMurdo, Palmer and South Pole stations," said Aqua-Chem president and CEO David Gensterblum.

"Our equipment is designed to be able to withstand severe climate conditions like those in Eastern Russia, and we are confident our SWRO plant will exceed expectations. We are making solid progress in expanding our presence in this part of the world", he added.

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