Energy Recovery lines up desalination contracts

The first is from Degremont Iberia and is a $650,000 retrofit installation at the IDAM Las Americas plant in Tenerife, part of Spain’s Canary Islands.

Degremont will be installing Energy Recovery’s PXQ-300 devices along its seawater reverse osmosis trains in addition to its booster pumps. It is set to be completed by the end of 2015.

The company has also received orders for projects utilizing its PX Pressure Exchanger technology in India and Ghana. The contracts, worth about $1 m, are expected to be delivered in the first half of 2015.

One will be installed in a desalination plant in Bhavanapadu, on the eastern coast of India. This plant will use Energy Recovery’s PX Pressure Exchanger technology along with Energy Recovery’s Aquabold pumps.

The same technology will be used for the Ghana desalination plant with Veolia buying it from Energy Recovery.

“While we are still cautious in evaluating the prospects of larger projects in desalination, we have seen steady improvement in both OEM and after-market sales,” said chief financial officer Joel Gay.