650 MLD UF in a SWRO plant in Morocco

In January 2019, German ultrafiltration specialist inge GmbH won an order in Agadir, Morocco – one of the company’s largest till date. Abengoa, an international company that applies innovative technology solutions for sustainability in the infrastructures, energy and water sectors, is building an SWRO plant in a combined project for two customers at once: the National Office of Electricity and Drinking Water, “Office National de l’Electricité et de l’Eau Potable” (ONEE), and the Ministry of Agriculture, Sea Fisheries and Rural Development.

The original project was launched in 2014 for ONEE, and was originally intended for the production of drinking water, but required an increase in capacity. It was then combined with the need of producing clean water for irrigation for the Ministry of Agriculture.

The future plant will be divided into two parts, each producing water for one of the two customers. The German membrane specialist inge GmbH is going to provide 48 trains in sum, equipped with T-Rack® 3.0 technology comprising more than 6,500 dizzer® XL modules. The capacity of the UF is 650 MLD, as a pre-treatment step for the downstream reverse osmosis (RO) of the installation, providing 275 MLD of clean and desalinated water from the Atlantic Ocean. Commissioning is scheduled for Q4/2020.