Seawater desalination is an increasingly key solution for the scarcity of waterSeawater covers 71% of the planet surface and represents 97% of the world's water. With more than 100 years of experience, technologies and knowledge in desalination, Veolia Water Technologies supports municipalities and industries around the world in the implementation of their seawater desalination strategies.
Our all-encompassing range of water treatment solutions and seawater desalination technologies are dedicated optimize the management of the water resources. Combined with local presence and a worldwide network of experts, we ensure our clients the best possible solutions to supply high quality water, manage brine concentrates, produce or recover energy, extract raw materials and capitalize on by-products.
Several Veolia subsidiaries specialize in desalination in specific sectors. They build seawater or brackish water desalination plants of all sizes, using four types of solutions: Multi-Stage Flash Distillation (MSF), Multiple Effect Distillation (MED), Reverse Osmosis Desalination (RO) and Hybrid desalination which couples MED and RO.
Whatever the water source, Veolia Water Technologies has built more than 1,950 Reverse Osmosis desalination plants and systems in 85 countries during the last four decades that produce more than 6.75 million m3/day of fresh water for both municipal and industrial needs. As an example, the Veolia-designed, built and operated Reverse Osmosis desalination facility in Sydney, Australia, provides up to 15% of the city's daily water needs. Ours leading technologies help reduce water scarcity.
They represent first-class worldwide expertise in seawater desalination with a cumulated desalinated water production of more than 13 million cubic meters per day in 108 countries.
Veolia Water Technologies' subsidiaries SIDEM and Entropie are recognized leaders in MED with more than 330 projects successfully delivered, a market share of over 80%.
Main Veolia's MED plants flagship:
|MED Plant||Country||Capacity in MLD||Operation Start|
|Marafiq IWPP, Jubail||Kingdom of Saudi Arabia||800||2010|
|Az Zour North IWPP||Kuwait||486||2016|
|Al Fujairah 2 IWPP||United Arab Emirates / Fujairah||455||2010|
|Ras Laffan C IWPP||Qatar||286||2010|
|Al Hidd IWPP||Bahrain||272||2007|
|Al Taweelah A1||United Arab Emirates / Abu Dhabi||240||2002|
|Zawai Derna & Sussa||Libya||160||2009|
|Layyah D12/D13||United Arab Emirates / Sharjah||77||2006 / 2007|
|Ras Al Kaimah||United Arab Emirates / Ajman||68||2005|
|RO Plant||Country||Capacity in MLD||Operation Start|
|Ashkelon||Israël||392*||2005 / 2010|
|Sadara Marafiq, Jubail||Kingdom of Saudi Arabia||179||2015|
|Al Fujairah 2||United Arab Emirates||136||2010|
|Az Zour South||Kuwait||136||2014|
|Campo de Dalías||Spain||97||2013|
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