ERI lands Al-Jubail contract in Saudi Arabia

Acciona Agua has awarded a contract to Energy Recovery Inc for PX Pressure Exchanger energy‑recovery equipment for the SWRO‑4 desalination plant in Al Jubail, Saudi Arabia.

Marafiq Power & Water Utility Company awarded Acciona Agua a contract to design, construct and bring into service the 100,000 m³/d desalination plant by the end of 2014. Construction on the seawater reverse-osmosis plant began in 2012.

Acciona Agua‘s international construction director and project manager for the Jubail Project, Manuel Manjón, said, ” Given the size and scale of our Saudi project, we need our plant to run with the best technology, and we’re getting that from Energy Recovery. We have been implementing isobaric pressure‑exchangers for the majority of our desalination plants for almost a decade, and the device’s performance has always exceeded our expectations.”