The plant began supplying water directly into Gibraltar’s potable water distribution system in early May. Modern Water says that its technology is a more environmentally friendly alternative to traditional desalination methods, significantly reducing energy, chemical consumption and salt brine discharge.

“The operational success of the Gibraltar plant is a key milestone for Modern Water in demonstrating the effectiveness of our technology in a commercial environment. It also provides a solid platform for our manipulated osmosis technology to be applied in other areas,” said Neil McDougall, executive chairman of Modern Water.