Seven Seas completing Caribbean hat-trick of plants
Florida-based Seven Seas Water Corp has recently commissioned the second and largest in a series of three desalination plants in the Caribbean - the 4.6 MGD (17,400 m³/d) Point Fortin plant in Trinidad.The plant began producing water for the island in early August 2013, but was officially commissioned on 4 September 2013 by Ganga Singh, Trinidad's minister of the environment and water resources, and Keith Gilges, head of the economic section of the US embassy in Port of Spain.
Under a build-own-operate arrangement, Seven Seas Water constructed the seawater reverse osmosis (SWRO) facility in just 12 months after all the required permits were approved. The team responsible for designing and constructing the Point Fortin plant were also involved some 11 years ago in the design and construction of the 125,000 m³/d Desalcott desalination plant in Point Lisas, Trinidad, the largest desalination plant in the Western Hemisphere.
The opening follows hard on the heels of the commissioning of a permanent 3.3 MGD (12,500 m³/d) SWRO facility on St Thomas in the US Virgin Islands, while a similar ceremony is slated for mid-October for the new 2.2 MGD (9,500 m³/d) SWRO facility which is already producing water on neighbouring St Croix.