Ghana desalination plant begun by Agengoa

Construction of the Nungua seawater reverse-osmosis (SWRO) plant in Ghana, the first large desalination plant in West Africa, is now under way.

Spanish contractor Abengoa announced the start of the US$ 125 million project on 19 November 2013.

The SWRO plant will have a capacity of 60,000 m³/d. Abengoa will be responsible for design and construction, as well as subsequent maintenance and operation for a 25-year period. The work is expected to take 24 months and will create some 400 direct and indirect jobs.

Revenues from water sales are forecast to exceed US$ 1,300 million during this time. The plant will enable drinking water to be supplied to more than 500,000 residents in the towns of Teshie, Nungua and Tema.

This project will increase Abengoa’s installed water desalination capacity to nearly 1.2 million m³/d.