Desalination units selected for Chilean power station

Following the installation of low energy consumption thermal desalination units from IDE, AES Gener has placed an order for an additional MVC unit to provide the supplementary boiler feed quality water required to meet its increased capacity needs.

IDE’s MVC units have been in operation at the AES Gener facility for the last two decades. Located in Tocopilla, Chile, the new unit at the Norgener electrical power plant will yield an additional capacity of 600 m3/day of filtered water. Seawater from the Pacific Ocean will be desalinated by IDE’s MVC technology and used as boiler feed water.

With highly efficient evaporator-condensers, IDE says that its technology will provide the increased water supply required in a cost-efficient manner, while requiring minimal levels of energy and a small footprint.

“We continue to be very pleased with our pure water cycles due to the reliability of IDE's MVC solution, which has been operating successfully for years,” said Daniel Montino of AES Gener. “IDE provides a great level of assistance and quality that is excellent.”

“We at IDE are proud to provide AES Gener with the thermal desalination technology they require to continue increasing capacity and running their facility most efficiently,” said Avshalom Felber, CEO of IDE Technologies. “IDE has a strong track record in the Chilean market, as well as worldwide, with almost 50 years of experience building quality solutions and operating some of the largest desalination plants.