Pentair X-Flow wins Jubail ultrafiltration order

Pentair X-Flow announced on 4 April 2012 an order from Al Fatah Water & Power to supply its Seaguard ultrafiltration (UF) membranes and skids to the Jubail Phase 2 seawater reverse osmosis (SWRO) desalination project in Al Jubail, Saudi Arabia.

The Jubail SWRO Phase 2, a continuation of the Al Fatah Water & Power project in Jubail, has a design capacity of 58,500 m³/d and is projected to be completed by 1 January 2013.

This dual-membrane plant with UF followed by reverse osmosis (RO) will be the largest UF-RO desalination plant in Saudi Arabia. With a UF production capacity of 177,000 m³/d, the facility will produce water for the city’s industry.

An eight-month pilot period with UF and other filtration technologies preceded the selection. The membranes’ performance combined with the company’s track record and project management capabilities led to the selection.

The win provides a breakthrough for Pentair X-Flow in the Saudi Arabian desalination market and further strengthens the company’s leading position as a UF technology supplier in the Middle East.