Agreement for Libyan desalination plants

These plants will use Hyflux’s Kristal™ ultrafiltration pretreatment membrane and process technology in the production of desalinated water.

The parties will work towards the execution of definitive joint venture agreements. It is anticipated that joint venture companies would be formed to develop these plants on a design, build, own, operate and transfer basis. The two plants are situated in Tripoli and Benghazi, and have estimated daily designed capacities of more than 500,000 m3 and 400,000 m3 respectively. Tripoli and Benghazi are the two largest cities in Libya. The country has a coastline of approximately 1,900 kilometres and a population of around six million.

Commenting on the memorandum, Hyflux Group chief executive officer, president and managing director Ms Olivia Lum said: “Hyflux is constantly exploring projects in countries with sustainable water programmes that provide us with the opportunity to deliver effective technological applications at unmatched values. We are delighted to collaborate with GDC and are confident in delivering comprehensive and effective seawater desalination solutions to Libya.”