Osmoflo wins Australian port desalination deal

Desalination specialist, Osmoflo, has won a contract to build a desalination facility and supply water to Fortescue Metals Group at Port Hedland in Australia.

Under the build, own and operate deal, the new 4,500 m³/day seawater reverse osmosis desalination plant will supply dust suppression water and provide an alternative to drawing on limited potable and bore water supplies in the region.

Osmoflo has, since 2011, supplied a rental plant to Fortescue. Following a review of Fortescue’s water requirements, the rental contract has been converted into the current longer term contract.
“The amalgamation of the original rental contract to a build own operate contract is a result of a great working relationship between Fortescue and Osmoflo,” said Osmoflo managing director, Marc Fabig.
The construction of the facility will include intake and pre-treatment. It will give Fortescue adequate capacity to supply third parties within the Port Hedland region.
The plant is scheduled to be operational by July.