IDE Technologies selected by Formosa Petrochemical Corporation to build and operate SWRO desalination plant

Global leader in water treatment solutions technology, IDE Technologies, recently announced that it had been commissioned by Formosa Petrochemical Corporation (FPCC), a company that deals in the refining and distribution of oil products, to build its Seawater Reverse Osmosis (SWRO) desalination plant. The plant will produce high-quality water for industrial applications, and will be situated at the Mai-Liao Power Corporation in Yunlin County, Taiwan, and have a capacity of 105,000m³ per day.

IDE will provide Formosa with a solution that optimises both energy and chemicals consumption, while also being highly cost-effective. The government recently lowered water rights for Formosa from natural sources to support agriculture requiring the company to seek an independent water supply. To that end, IDE’s solution found in the new SWRO desalination plant will help the Mai-Liao Power Plant meet its water requirements and comply with the local regulations regarding the discharge of blowdown water.

The plant will also use IDE’s boron removal system, and will be the first in the world to be able to reach the extremely low and challenging boron concentration level requirement of less than 0.01 ppm. IDE will design the desalination plant for Formosa, as well as supply and install equipment, commission the plant, and supervise operation and maintenance for two years.

“We’re proud to partner with the Formosa Petrochemical Corporation to create this leading-edge SWRO desalination plant,” Amnon Levy, CEO of IDE Projects, said. “The quality of the boron in this plant is extremely low, which was an exciting milestone for us to reach. With our technology, we’ve managed to produce an industry-first of this magnitude while maintaining high water quality.”