Osmoflo completes Marshall Islands desalination project

Osmoflo, an Australian constructor of reverse osmosis desalination systems, has received Operational Acceptance for the Ebeye, Marshall Islands Desalination Plant Project.

For this project Osmoflo designed, supplied and installed two seawater reverse osmosis plants with a total capacity of 1,600 m3/day to provide drinking water to the island of Ebeye. The plant was fabricated at Osmoflo’s manufacturing facility in South Australia and then transported more than 5,700 km to the island. Following successful commissioning and performance testing, the water treatment plant has been handed over to the asset owners Kwajalein Atoll Joint Utilities Resources Inc (KAJUR).

Osmoflo will also manage the plant's operations under a two-year operations and maintenance (O&M) agreement, under which the company will provide remote monitoring of the plant via its 24/7 operations control centres using the proprietary PlantConnect software. 

The Marshall Islands is located near the equator in the Pacific Ocean and part of the larger island group of Micronesia. At 2 km long and 400 m wide with a population of 12,000, Ebeye is the most densely populated island in the Pacific and almost completely reliant on desalinated seawater for its freshwater needs.

The desalination project, part of a larger sanitation and water distribution project for the Marshall Islands, was sponsored with aid funding from the Asian Development Bank (ADB), Australian and US governments.