Degrémont will be installing Energy Recovery’s PXQ-300 devices along its seawater reverse osmosis (SWRO) trains as well as its booster pumps. Energy Recovery has collaborated with Degrémont on a number of projects around the world, including the 52 million gallons per day Barcelona (Llobregat) desalination plant, which installed about 250 PX Pressure Exchanger energy recovery devices.
The retrofit is scheduled to be completed by the end of the year.
Energy Recovery chief financial officer Joel Gay said: “We are pleased to build upon our successful partnership with Degrémont, a leader in building best-in-class plants, with more than 10 000 successful projects globally. This is the result of our After-Market group’s continued expansion into retrofit projects. While we are still cautious in evaluating the prospects of larger projects in desalination, we have seen steady improvement in both OEM and After-Market sales. We intend to continually seek new opportunities to utilize our technology to make end-user operations efficient and affordable.”