Modern Water desalination trial in Oman extended

Modern Water plc announced on 23 June 2010 that it had agreed an extension to the trial of its desalination plant with the Omani Public Authority for Electricity & Water. Modern Water has agreed a tariff to continue to provide water to the local community for a further six-month term.

The desalination plant in Al Khaluf is the first and only in the Middle East to use Manipulated Osmosis, a process developed by Modern Water. The technology provides high quality drinking water in an area where the seawater provides a difficult challenge for traditional reverse osmosis. The technology is claimed to reduce operating costs and provide a more environmentally friendly alternative to traditional desalination by significantly reducing energy and chemical consumption.