Located 200 kms northeast of Beijing and with a capacity of 4,000 MW/hour, the SDIC (State Development and Investment Corporation) power plant has had the first of four desalination units commissioned. The desalination units, commissioned by IDE Technologies, will provide desalinated seawater for the SDIC power plant’s steam boilers as well as drinking water for the local residents. Each desalination unit will produce 25,000 cubic meters of distillated water a day, reaching a daily total of 100,000 cubic meters and making this one of China’s largest desalination plants. The four units will use the Multi Effect Distillation (MED) process in which seawater is heated by steam and then circulated in an adequate evaporator.

Avshalom Felber, CEO of IDE said: “China is a strategic market for us and we are excited to be involved in the establishment of one of the country’s largest desalination plants. We were required to adhere to strict environmental considerations and our expertise and technology, that meet the highest environmental standards, enabled us to meet this challenge.”