WorleyParsons and WatershipBlue team up to deliver large-scale floating desal plants
WorleyParsons and WatershipBlue have entered into a Master Services Agreement supporting the advisory, consulting, design, construction, and operation of waterships worldwide.
Waterships are large-scale, floating seawater desalination plants based on converted used oil tankers that are moored at sea just over the horizon. The vessels produce large volumes of fresh water (50 MGD+) that is sent via a subsea pipeline from the ship to the client’s onshore infrastructure. Waterships are intended to provide fast access to fresh water and their mobility allows them to solve aspects of the global water crisis that traditional land-based desalination plants can not address.
Under the MSA, WorleyParsons and its global advisory and consulting business line Advisian will provide program management consulting, process development, advisory, integration, engineering services, construction management, environmental and geotechnical services for floating desalination plants as well as advisory support to assist WatershipBlue with global watership sales.
According to Advisian’s Director of Water, Americas, Dhananjay Mishra, “Our customers require rapid access to water and waterships can be delivered faster than onshore plants. In addition, a major advantage of the WatershipBlue solution is that the state-of-the-art systems on the vessels, including desalination technologies, have been commercially proven with great reliability worldwide.”