Flowserve Receives Order for Approximately $10 Million for Desalination Energy Recovery Systems
Flowserve Corporation announced an order for Calder Dual Work Exchanger Energy Recovery (DWEER) units with an approximate value of $10 million USD for the Sorek seawater desalination plant. The majority of the booking for this order is to be reflected in the second quarter of 2010.
With a capacity of 150 million cubic meters (39.6 trillion U.S. gallons) per year, Sorek is the largest seawater desalination plant in the world featuring isobaric chamber recovery system technology. Sorek Desalination Ltd., a joint venture between IDE Technologies and Hutchison Water, owns the facility.
"This order further solidifies our position as a leader in the growing desalination industry," said Tom Ferguson, president, Flow Solutions Group. "A key factor in selecting Flowserve was the lowest total cost of ownership; a 24-year life-cycle cost analysis found Flowserve was the most efficient and economical choice for Sorek when considering capital, operating cost, energy efficiency and maintenance. As the worldwide demand for fresh water continues to outpace supply, Flowserve is proud to offer technology that can help reduce the cost of the desalination process and provides more potable water for those who need it."
Flowserve Calder products and technologies specialize in the design, engineering and supply of energy recovery equipment and related proprietary technologies for the reverse-osmosis process used in desalination plants around the world. Calder energy recovery technology is designed to capture and reuse waste energy in the desalination process, lowering net energy consumption and improving overall process efficiency.
Source: Flowserve Corporation