Under a €430 000 contract, Xylem worked with Moinhos Ambiente, the company in charge of engineering, procurement and construction for the project, to provide GE’s ZeeWeed 1500 membrane modules and Lowara pumps, as well as process and design engineering support, to the US company.
 
The ultrafiltration system provided by Xylem for the Santa Eufemia plant is designed with four parallel membrane trains each incorporating 88 membrane modules.
 
Xylem has been a distribution partner for GE’s advanced membrane filtration products since 2011.
 
The Santa Eufemia plant treats water from the nearby Rio Ave river and is operated by Vimágua, the municipal authority for water management in the region. Following the upgrade, the plant has a new capacity of 24 million litres per day, providing clean drinking water to 80 000 people in the Guimarães and Vizela regions. The Santa Eufemia drinking water plant is now one of the largest installation of GE’s ZeeWeed 1500 modules in Europe and the Middle East.