Xylem wins major contract at Hong Kong’s Tai Po water treatment works

Water technology firm, Xylem has won a contact to provide clarification and filtration systems for an expansion of the Tai Po water treatment works in Hong Kong that will double its capacity to 800 Ml/d.

The project aims to up the resilience and reliability of the water supply in Hong Kong and share the loading of other water treatment works for supplying drinking water to Kowloon West and the Central and Western districts of Hong Kong island.

Xylem is working with ATAL Engineering in Hong Kong to deliver the technologies for Tai Po. Xylem will provide its dissolved air flotation system, Leopold Clari-DAF and its Leopold Type S underdrain solutions for the project.
Associate director of ATAL Engineering, Barry Lee, said: “Xylem’s Leopold systems were chosen because of their proven efficiency, reliability and reduced life cycle costs, as well as Xylem’s local presence and commitment to delivering tailored aftermarket service for customers.”
Leopold Clari-DAF systems create millions of microbubbles to float solid particles to the surface of the water where they are removed by mechanical skimming or hydraulic de-sludging. The manufacturer said its Leopold Type S underdrain features “closely spaced, non-clogging orifices for uniform distribution of wash water and air to promote trouble-free operation and to clean every corner of the filter without media upset, reducing maintenance costs and downtime”.
Xylem’s regional director, greater Asia, Allan Hendry, said, the order for Tai Po was “one of the largest orders for our Leopold products received to date,” which he said was “recognition of Xylem’s commitment to working with our customers to solve their water challenges.”

He said the second pause of the project was likely to begin this year.