Energy Recovery bags US$ 1 mlllion US deal duo

Flow energy technology firm, Energy Recovery,  has won US$ 1 million in deals for desalination projects in California and Texas.

Energy Recovery will supply its PX-Q300 pressure exchanger devices and AquaBold high- pressure pumps for the 15 Ml/d Charles E Meyer desalination plant retrofit in Santa Barbara, California, in partnership with the contractor for the reinstatement of the plant, IDE technologies.

Energy Recovery has estimated that the plant will reduce its energy demand by about 26 GWh a year its carbon footprint will fall by about 15,000 tonnes a year. Order shipment is expected in the third quarter of this year.

The plant could be doubled in capacity in the future.
Energy Recovery’s president and chief executive officer, Joel Gay, said: “Sourcing both devices through Energy Recovery maximizes efficiencies for any plant, and we hope it will become a best practice for the desalination industry.”

Separately, Energy Recovery will provide its PX-Q300 pressure exchangers for the M&G Chemicals Corpus Christi Facility in Texas. The facility was built by M&G to produce materials for the largest polyethylene terephthalate plant in the world.

Energy Recovery has partnered with global environmental engineering company, the Italveco Group. The desalination plant associated with the Corpus Christi facility was expected to produce 30 Ml/d to cover the plant’s utility needs such as cooling and boiler water make up. It is scheduled to be in production by the first quarter of 2016.

Energy Recovery estimated that the facility will reduce its energy use by about 40 GWh a year and shrink its carbon footprint by almost 24,000 tonnes a year. Order shipment is expected in the fourth quarter of 2015.

Gay said: “Energy Recovery has 16,000 devices in use around the world, but with the demand for desalination having been historically limited in the US, we have had disproportionately few installations in our home country. This is starting to shift. While political factors will continue to present a challenge to widespread adoption of desalination in the US, these projects are a clear response to the epic drought that continues to wreak havoc on a number of state economies.”

Energy Recovery has installed its PX-Q300 devices at the 250 Ml/d Carlsbad desalination plant in California, which is on track to start production in 2015.