LG Chem to supply Egypt’s largest seawater desalination plant with RO membranes

LG Chem is stepping up its efforts to lead the global water treatment market after winning an order from a 250,000-ton-capacity plant in Oman in 2016.

Recently, the company won Egypt’s largest desalination project to turn seawater into fresh water, and will be the sole supplier of reverse osmosis (RO) membranes to a 300,000-ton-capacity seawater desalination plant that global water treatment company, Metito, will build in El Galalah and Port Said in Egypt.

The desalination plant, set to be the largest in the nation, will be able to provide fresh water to up to two million people a day. LG Chem will begin to supply RO membranes from the second half of 2017.

Salt concentrations and water temperatures in the Red Sea area that include El Galalah are the highest in the world, and the RO membranes need to be able to function in some of the harshest conditions in the world. LG Chem’s RO membranes are well suited to the task, being not only 25 per cent more effective, but also more energy-efficient.

LG Chem has supplied renowned companies in the industrial market with its products, such as KEPCO in South Korea, the Shoaiba power plant in Saudi Arabia, as well as the wastewater treatment plant in Scottsdale, Arizona, United States (U.S.), among others. Additionally, in early June, LG Chem also presented its new products at AquaTech China 2017, the largest trade show in Asia.

“We will provide our global customers with differentiated values by utilising our worldwide sales and technical support network of more than 16 counties,” President of IT&E Materials, Co., LG Chem, Cheoldong Jeong, said. “We will also take the initiative in the global market leadership with bold and proactive investments.”