Doosan donates SWRO plant to Vietnamese island

A 200 m³/d desalination facility has been donated to An Binh Island in Vietnam by Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction Co Ltd of South Korea.

A ceremony on 31 August 2012 on the island in Ly Son prefecture was attended by 300 people including several Vietnamese central government officials.

The Doosan facility includes two seawater reverse-osmosis units, two generators, which will provide the island with its first electricity, and freshwater storage facilities. It will produce drinking water for 500 people on the island.

The donation was made after the Quang Ngai provincial government, which was seeking to address the drinking water shortage on An Binh Island, requested the assistance of Doosan Vina. In a bid to fulfill its corporate social responsibility as a local firm in Vietnam, Doosan Vina accepted the province’s request, signed a memorandum of understanding one year ago, broke ground on An Binh in May 2012 and completed the construction in three months.