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Mega-project to produce municipal drinking water from sea water in Qatar

Posted: Tuesday 10th September 2019

A project is currently underway to install inge® Multibore® UF technology in Qatar. The ultrafiltration plant, which is due to be operational in two years’ time, will produce drinking water downstream from a huge sea water desalination plant. Kahramaa – the Qatar General Electricity & Water Corporation – has signed an extended water purchase agreement with the plant’s owner, Umm al Houl Power. The project involves expanding the existing Facility D IWWP plant in Economic Zone 3, south of the capital Doha. The UF plant will produce municipal drinking water not only for the Qatari population, but also in preparation for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, which will be held in Qatar. Both these factors will lead to increasing demand for clean drinking water in the future. Expanding the capacity of Facility D IWWP is therefore a key priority.

Samsung – the lead contractor on the construction project – has commissioned Acciona Agua as a subcontractor for the new desalination facilities. Acciona Agua has already worked with inge® on various major projects in Southeast Asia, with extremely positive experiences on both sides. Based on this excellent cooperation – together with the German UF supplier’s outstanding services and technical support – inge® won the contract to deliver their high-quality Multibore® technology for this mega-project in the Middle East.

In total, the project will require 5,500 dizzer XL type modules in a T-Rack® 3.0 configuration, installed in 48 trains of UF racks. Thanks to their space-saving design, these modules are the perfect fit for the extremely limited space available in the existing facility, which offered no room for further expansion. The challenge was to fit the 2 lines of 24 trains in a total area of just 2,400 m².

The UF system will provide output capacity of 675 MLD or 148.5 MIGD (178 MGD) as a pretreatment stage for the downstream reverse osmosis stage. The UF stage is due to come online in September 2020, and the whole plant is expected to be operational by February 2021. Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4

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