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Landmark shipment to World’s largest desalination plant

Hyflux Singapore team and ERI team in New Boston, Michigan, in front of the last shipment of Turbochargers to Magtaa, Algeria (Photo: Business Wire)

Energy Recovery Inc recently delivered 25 ERI TurboCharger energy recovery devices for the largest seawater reverse osmosis (SWRO) desalination plant in the world.

Energy Recovery Inc, through its acquisition of Pump Engineering, has supplied the AT-7200 TurboChargers to Hyflux Ltd., the company that has designed, built and will operate the plant located in Magtaa in northwestern Algeria. The facility will be producing 500,000 m3/day of clean, potable water.

The ERI AT-7200 TurboCharger line employs the most advanced computational fluid dynamic turbo machine software (CFX) and five-axis machining technology used in the desalination industry today. The devices make capable powerful energy efficiency, ease of operation, simplicity and reliability. Unmatched in its class for delivering high quality and availability, the ERI line of TurboChargers for the Magtaa Desalination Plant will help aid the severe water shortages in the region by supplying much needed clean water.

“ERI’s partnership with Hyflux and our involvement in the success of the landmark SWRO desalination facility in Magtaa underscores our Company’s technical innovation and market leadership in providing the most advanced energy recovery devices for large ‘mega-plants’ such as this one,” said Kevin Terrasi, vice president of engineering, Energy Recovery Inc. “ERI is committed to helping our partners achieve both their short-term goals, including meeting critical project development milestones, as well as long-term goals, such as the ongoing efficiency and energy savings of the facility over its lifetime.”

ERI's energy recovery devices, which include the TurboChargers and the PX Pressure Exchanger (PX) devices, operate at up to the highest efficiency of any products in their class. These technologies reduce the energy consumption of SWRO systems significantly, making desalination a cost-effective solution for clean water supply. ERI devices also reduce the carbon footprint of desalination, saving more than 970 MW of energy and reducing CO2 emissions by more than 5.2mn tonnes per year worldwide.