The Chino expansion will add an extra RO skid that will increase membrane treatment capacity by 1.8 million gallons per day (MGD (US)).
In Torrance, Biwater will add 2.3 MGD (US) RO treatment capacity to the Goldsworthy Desalter, which will reduce demand on imported water supplies.
“These two contract awards demonstrate local efforts to harness the potential of existing facilities by increasing treatment capacity and decreasing energy consumption. Biwater is considered a partner of choice for such expansion projects, with the company’s extensive experience in desalination and membrane treatment in North America,” said Jorg Menningmann, president of Biwater’s Desalination and Membrane Treatment Sector (Biwater Inc).
Biwater will design, supply and supervise the installation of RO equipment on both sites, including testing and start up. Systems will be delivered semi-assembled on a fast-track basis and incorporate energy recovery, which will significantly reduce the overall specific energy consumption of the two facilities.