Energy Recovery has been awarded the contract to replace the Flowserve Dual Work Exchanger Energy Recovery (DWEER) in a desalination facility that serves the community of Palm Jumeirah, a man-made island off the coast of Dubai, UAE. The company will supply the facity with PX Pressure Exchanger (PX) devices along with several of its PX PowerTrain solutions.
The retrofit is scheduled to be completed by Q4 2021.
The PX PowerTrain provides a manifold solution, simplifying the integration of the PX devices in the facility. The solution requires “no scheduled maintenance over the lifetime of a plant”, Energy Recovery claimed, which helps ensure uninterrupted operations and high levels of water production. This was critical for Palm Jumeirah, which is home to nearly 80,000 residents, and vital to the tourism sector of the UAE’s economy. Desalination plays an essential role in the UAE, contributing 42% of the region’s potable water, the company added.
Rodney Clemente, senior vice-president of water at Energy Recovery, said: “Energy Recovery is seeing intense interest in retrofitting desalination facilities with our PX. The PX provides unparalleled reliability and safety over DWEER, and with our PowerTrain solution, makes retrofitting our PX devices more streamlined. Our customers trust Energy Recovery to provide reliable solutions that save energy and reduce environmental impact in areas in critical need of freshwater like Palm Jumeirah.”