In February 2008 the contract for the delivery of 28 filtration vessels for the pre-filtration of seawater for the desalination (RO) plant in Kurnell, Sydney, Australia, was signed in Paris between Twin Filter and OTV (Veolia) by our Director Wijbrand Schouten.
The project started late 2007 with an enquiry for pre- filtration vessels from Blue Water, who was awarded the contract to build the complete drinking water desalination (RO) plant.
Twin is well known to the Veolia organisation, due to earlier contacts for Shell Qatar and Dubai, Twin Filter was selected as one of the companies who received the enquiry to quote for the pre-filtration of the Sydney desalination (RO) plant.
The outcome of the first meeting was a revised quotation and soon afterwards a second meeting was held in Australia. This results in signing the official contracts for the Blue Water project on march 2008 in Paris. The desalination (RO) plant is build at the Kurnell site in Sydney, and will be powered 100% by wind energy. The plant is capable of producing 250 million litres of water a day, which can be scaled up to 500 million litres a day in the future if required. The plant will provide fresh drinking water to Sydney Water customers by the summer of 2009/10.
Twin Filter scope of supply:
- 13 vessels Ø 1,300mm x H 2,800mm carbon steel
- 13 vessels Ø 1,400mm x H 2,840mm carbon steel
- 2 CIP vessels Ø 1500mm x H 2,980mm AISI 316L
- Working pressure 12.5bar – 16bar
- Maximum working temperature 50°C
- All filter vessels are internal rubber lined
All vessels are executed with an easy change out cassette system for replacing the elements.