GE commissions MBR plant for Spanish poultry firm

GE has commissioned its first LEAPmbr installation in Spain at a wastewater treatment plant owned by the Spanish poultry processing firm, Procavi SL.

The membrane bioreactor (MBR) technology will help Procavi improve water quality and double its treatment capacity without expanding the existing facility.

Procavi’s plant now has a capacity of 1,200 m³/d. GE provided its MBR technology to Agua, Energia y Medio Ambiente, Servicios Integrales, SL (AEMA), the Spanish engineering, procurement and construction company that is operating the newly expanded wastewater treatment plant.

Once treated, the water will be reused for washing within the production facility and for irrigation.

“GE’s LEAPmbr technology was the ideal choice for Procavi’s upgraded wastewater treatment plant,” said Luis Carlos Martinez, technical director, AEMA. “We were able to easily install the new equipment without increasing the facility’s footprint. Additionally, it was a cost-effective and energy‑efficient solution that could meet Procavi’s expansion needs.”