Hyflux bags desal contract at Iran’s SAKO mega-project

Hyflux International has won a contract to design, manufacture and supply a seawater reverse osmosis desalination plant in Iran.

The project for a 200,000 m3/d facility was awarded by Asia Water Development Engineering Company (AWDEC), and is one of five desalination units planned for the Saghi Kosar (SAKO) desalination and power plant in Bandar Abbas, Iran.

The private company AWDEC was established in Tehran in 2011 to build and run the SAKO project.

Hyflux’s contract is worth €68.7 million ($85 million), with an additional €10.5 million for optional add-ons, such as equipment and technical advisors. The project excludes local marine, civil and structural works, and is expected to be delivered by 2021.

When complete, SAKO desalination and power complex will produce 1 million m3/d of desalinated water, and 300 to 400 megawatts of power.

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