Turks & Caicos SWRO goes to Aqua‑Chem
A contract for the supply and installation of a 300,000 GPD (1,135 m³/d) seawater reverse osmosis (SWRO) desalination plant the Turks Caicos Islands in the Caribbean has been awarded to Aqua‑Chem Inc.This will be the fourth SWRO plant provided by Aqua‑Chem to the Turks & Caicos Islands Government. Previous agreements were signed in 1994, 1997, and 2001 for facilities producing 20,000, 75,000, and 150,000 GPD (75, 280 and 570 m³/d) respectively.
This state-of-the-art plant features Aqua‑Chem's process design and energy-recovery technology, which provides low lifecycle cost and ease of maintenance. The plant is expected to be operational in the first quarter of 2013.
The project is Aqua‑Chem's first joint-venture with micro-utilities developer Matrix Enviro Ltd, which is based in the Bahamas.