Energy Recovery wins US$28mn of desalination contracts in Algeria

Energy Recovery Inc has secured contracts worth more than US$28 million to supply its PX Pressure Exchanger to desalination projects in Algeria.

PX-Q400 technology from Energy Recovery.
PX-Q400 technology from Energy Recovery.

“Algeria is a clear example of why desalination will continue to be a critical part of a diversified water supply strategy in the face of water scarcity around the world,” said Rodney Clemente, Energy Recovery Senior Vice President of Water. “While Algeria has also invested in reuse, conservation, and the construction of dams to increase water capacity, seawater desalination remains the only drought-proof source.”

With these new awards, Energy Recovery will have nearly 3.5 million cubic meters per day of installed capacity within Algeria.

The PX can reduce energy consumption in desalination by as much as 60%. Energy Recovery estimates that these PX units will prevent more than 560,000 metric tons of carbon emissions from entering the atmosphere each year, the equivalent of removing approximately 120,000 passenger cars from the road.