Energy Recovery to provide pressure exchanger technology for Saudi Arabian desalination projects

The company will supply its PX-Q300 and PX-220 Pressure Exchanger devices for the plants, which will produce up to 103 000 cubic metres of water per day. Energy Recovery says that the PX devices will reduce the total power consumption for all projects by 14.4 MW, saving over 124.4 GWh of energy per year and avoiding 74 378 tons of CO2 emissions per year.

The orders began shipping in the second quarter of 2017, with expected completion by the third quarter of 2017.

“We remain bullish on the outlook of the desalination market through the balance of 2017 and into 2018. These orders further solidify our position as a market leader in the Middle East desalination market, more specifically in Saudi Arabia, which remains a bellwether for mega project activity,” said Energy Recovery president and CEO Joel Gay.