Energy Recovery to supply turbocharger technology for Saudi desalination projects

Energy Recovery, a provider of pressure energy technology for industrial fluid flows, has secured a total award of $1.4m for the supply of its turbocharger technology for desalination projects in Saudi Arabia.

The company will ship these orders in the fourth quarter of 2017.

Energy Recovery will deliver its LPT & AT Turbocharger devices for the Saudi plants. These facilities will daily generate a total of up to 64,000m3 of water.

According to Energy Recovery, the turbocharger devices will cut down the plants' power consumption for all projects by 2.3MW, which will inturn annually save more than 20.1 GWh of energy and annually reduce over 12,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions.

Energy Recovery president and CEO Joel Gay said: "These orders further solidify our position as a market leader in the Middle East desalination market, more specifically in Saudi Arabia, and confirm that we provide unparalleled quality beyond our flagship PX technology and into our centrifugal and turbocharger product lines.

"We have recently introduced an enhanced AT Turbocharger design with increased resiliency which should further reduce failures, thereby helping plants minimize costs. We remain laser-focused on providing best-in-class products across the spectrum of our technology to desalination customers seeking optimized plant savings and efficient operations."

Based in California, Energy Recovery also has offices in Shanghai, and Dubai. Its solutions recycle and convert wasted pressure energy into a usable asset.