ERI wins another Algerian contract

Another large-scale energy-recovery contract for seawater reverse osmosis (SWRO) desalination in Algeria was announced by Energy Recovery Inc on 11 December 2008.

Located in Tipasa near the city of El Jazair on Algeria’s northern coast, the 120,000 m³/d, (31.7 MGD) Fouka project is being developed by Acciona Agua of Spain and SNC Lavalin International of Canada on a 25-year build, own and operate contract basis. It is scheduled to begin operation in early 2010

The 138 ERI PX-220 energy recovery devices are expected to save over 113,000 MWh/y. Earlier this month, ERI announced a larger contract to supply the Souk Tleta plant in Algeria being built by Hyflux.