Protesa wins two Cyprus desalination pipe contracts

Contracts for glass-reinforced plastic (GRP) pipes and fittings for two desalination plants in Cyprus were announced on 21 March 2011 by Spanish manufacturer Protesa.

At the Limassol desalination plant, Protesa’s will supply two different projects within the plant; the first in conjunction with Bateman Litwin and the second with Nirosoft, with the end client in both cases being MNEPC Water Co, a company owned by Mekorot of Israel and Netcom of Cyprus.

The scope of both projects includes the supply of piping and fittings of diameters of up to DN 1400 with a nominal pressure of 10 bar and covers the above-ground section, the underground section and three storage tanks with capacities of 107 m³, 67 m³ and 44 m³, which will contain sodium hydroxide and sodium hypochlorite.

The reverse-osmosis (RO) plant, which has a capacity of 40,000 m³/d, will meet the drinking water needs of Limassol, which is the second largest city in Cyprus and a strategic point within the Mediterranean.

At the same time Protesa was also awarded the supply and installation of the GRP piping for the new Vasilikos Desalination Plant, on which the company will work with IDE Technologies, also of Israel.

The scope of supply for this project includes the design, manufacture and installation of piping and fittings of up to DN 1300 with nominal pressures of 10 and 16 bar, covering both the underground and above-ground sections. This plant, which will also use RO, will have a capacity of 60,000 m³/d and is sited at the Vasilikos Power Plant.

Protesa has already worked in Cyprus on the Dhekelia plant, which also has a capacity of 40,000 m³/d.