Xylem lands US$ 0.5 million Portugal ultrafiltration deal

Water technology firm

Xylem lands US$ 0.5 million Portugal ultrafiltration deal

Xylem worked with the company leading the engineering, procurement and construction
for the project, Moinhos Ambiente, to provide GE’s ZeeWeed 1500 membrane modules and
Lowara pumps, as well as process and design engineering support. The plant is now one of
the largest installation of ZeeWeed 1500 modules in Europe and the Middle East.

The upgrade lifts the plant’s capacity to 24 Ml/d, providing clean drinking water to
80,000 people in the Guimarães and Vizela regions north of the capital, Porto. It treats
water from the nearby Rio Ave river.

The 30-year-old plant is operated by the region’s municipal water management
authority, Vimágua, which commissioned the upgrade to addressed the deteriorating
water quality from the river.

Alberto Moinhos, General Manager of Moinhos Ambiente, said, “Xylem’s proven
expertise in water treatment, as well as local knowledge” made the company “a natural fit
to work on the Santa Eufemia plant upgrade”.

The ultrafiltration system provided by Xylem comprised four parallel membrane
trains each incorporating 88 membrane modules. This ensures full system capacity and as
it is fully automated, minimises operator intervention.

Xylem has been a distribution partner for GE’s advanced membrane filtration
products since November 2011. 

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