Desalination units to meet Chilean power plant needs

IDE says that the two additional Mechanical Vapor Compression (MVC) desalination units for AES Norgener, a power station facility in Chile, were chosen for their dependability and high energy efficiency. IDE’s MVC solution achieves AES Norgener¹s increased capacity needs and provides high quality desalinated water for the coal-fired 280 MW power plant. For over 15 years, IDE’s thermal desalination units have been in operation at the AES Norgener power plant located in Tocopilla, Chile. The new MVC units will yield an additional capacity of 1,200 m3/day of desalinated seawater to be used for the Flue Gas Desulphurisation (FGD) process, which will minimise gas emissions, meeting high standard environmental regulations. With highly efficient evaporator condensers, IDE’s units will result in increased water output while requiring low energy levels and a small environmental footprint. “The depletion of water sources is a huge problem in a growing number of regions all over the world, and Chile is no exception,” said Avshalom Felber, chief executive officer of IDE Technologies Ltd. We are proud that our advanced technology and eco-friendly approach can help organisations like Andritz provide a sustainable and reliable solution to better serve customers such as AES Norgener.