Energy Recovery Inc’s PX Pressure Exchanger devices will be used at the Southern Seawater Desalination Plant (SSDP) in Western Australia.
The Binningup plant, which is currently being constructed by the Southern Seawater Alliance (SSWA), will provide 140 000 m3 of fresh water per day to the greater Perth region.
Energy Recovery says that its PX devices will save the SSWA more than 1560 kW of energy and offset more than 8000 tons of CO2 annually. The SSDP is the fourth desalination plant in Australia to include the PX technology, alongside facilities in Perth-Kwinana, Cape Preston and Adelaide.
“We applaud the continuing efforts of the Water Corporation of Western Australia to deploy desalination to solve increasing water shortages, and we are pleased that the SSWA has selected our PX devices to reduce energy and deliver affordable fresh water,” said Borja Blanco, senior vice president of Energy Recovery Inc.
SSWA is a joint venture between Técnicas Reunidas Australia Pty Ltd, Valoriza Water Australia Pty Ltd, AJ Lucas Operations Pty Ltd and Worley Parsons Services Pty Ltd.