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Growing demand for reverse osmosis fresh water generators to produce potable water

 

Reverse Osmosis freshwater generators are growing in popularity. The systems operate with relatively low energy consumption to produce water, and they have a high recovery rate. In addition, RO units have a small footprint, and are easy to operate, service and maintain.

“We are seeing more and more owners adding RO systems for both potable and technical water. Many are also opting for energy recovery units to further reduce energy costs, by up to 60%.” says Kjetil Øxnevad, Global Sales Director at Enwa Water Technology. According to the Enwa Group, the return on investment for an energy recovery unit installed with an RO unit is around 12–18 months, depending on size.

Most of Enwa’s customers are involved in the offshore, Oil & Gas and cruise segment. The past few years have seen a rapidly growing demand for RO generators in the tanker market also. More and more oil- and chemical tankers are having RO systems installed for their water production.

6,000 tons of water per day
Enwa Water Technology will deliver a reverse osmosis fresh water plant to two new large well boats with enough capacity to produce 6,000m3 (6 million liters) of water per day. The production of such a large volume of fresh water at low cost, coupled with efficient installation in compact and specialized vessels requires considerable knowledge and expertise. Enwa has long experience of designing and building RO solutions, and cooperation between the Artic Group, SEACON and Enwa will deliver a vessel with capacities upon delivery that will set new standards in the industry.

The RO fresh water plants, integrated into the bows of the ships, are designed and will be assembled at Enwa’s production facilities in Gothenburg, Sweden. The plants are under production and are scheduled for delivery during the second half of 2017. The first boat will be ready by the first quarter of 2018 and the second by the summer 2018.

 

Competence in many areas

Though the desalination process is relatively straightforward, the desalination of large quantities of seawater requires knowledge in many areas. Knowledge of raw water conditions, ocean contents, seasonal and locality changes are essential to be able to manage plants as reliable and economically efficient as possible. Enwa’s technological development is partly based on research results together with Norwegian and international oceanographic environments.

Enwa is a turnkey supplier of systems and products for water treatment on land and at sea. Demand for more and cleaner water is growing. “We’re working continuously to meet this requirement and ensure that our solutions create real value for our clients,” concludes Kjetil Øxnevad.

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