IDE sells more MVC desalination units to Chile

Austria’s Andritz Energy & Environment has placed a purchase order for two more Mechanical Vapor Compression (MVC) desalination units from IDE Technologies for AES Norgener, a 280 MW coal-fired power station in Chile.

For over 15 years, IDE’s thermal desalination units have been in operation at the power plant located in Tocopilla. The new MVC units will yield an additional capacity of 1,200 m³/d of desalinated seawater to be used for the Flue Gas Desulphurization (FGD) process, which will minimize gas emission, meeting high standard environmental regulations.

With highly efficient evaporator condensers, IDE’s units will result in increased water output while requiring low energy levels and a small environmental footprint.

“The depletion of water sources is a huge problem in a growing number of regions all over the world, and Chile is no exception,” said Avshalom Felber, CEO of IDE Technologies Ltd on 22 January 2013. “We are proud that our advanced technology and eco-friendly approach can help organizations like Andritz provide a sustainable and reliable solution to better serve customers such as AES Norgener.”