Hydrochem chooses DWEERs for Oman’s Salalah desalination

DWEER energy-recovery systems will be used in the Salalah Independent Water & Power Plant (Salalah IWPP) in Oman to recover energy from the high-pressure brine stream in the desalination process.

The order to Flowserve was placed by Singapore’s Hydrochem (S) Pte Ltd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hyflux Ltd.

The Salalah IWPP, which consists of a 445 MW gas-fired power plant and a 68,000 m³/d seawater reverse-osmosis (SWRO) desalination plant, is expected to begin full commercial operation in the first half of 2012.

“Flowserve was selected for this project because of the energy efficiency of the Calder DWEER technology,” said Tom Ferguson, president, Flow Solutions Group. “This Flowserve technology can help reduce energy consumption and emissions, allowing our customers to efficiently meet global demand for fresh water.”