The state of the art 1136 m3/day plant, which features Aqua-Chem’s process design and energy recovery technology, is expected to be operational in the first quarter of 2013. It will be the fourth SWRO plant that Aqua-Chem has provided to the Turks and Caicos Islands government.
 
This latest project is Aqua-Chem’s first joint venture with micro utilities developer Matrix Enviro Ltd, which is based in the Bahamas.
 
Aqua-Chem has been a leader in Caribbean SWRO projects for more than 25 years, with operations in the Bahamas, Turks and Caicos Islands, Haiti, US Virgin Islands, British Virgin Islands, Antigua, Jamaica, Mexico, Columbia and Aruba.
 
David Gensterblum, Aqua-Chem president and CEO, said: “We are gratified by the confidence shown by the Turks and Caicos Islands government in awarding this contract to Aqua-Chem Inc. The nearly 20-year-duration of our involvement in supporting the Turks and Caicos’ vital SWRO infrastructure is a testament to the government’s willingness to address the water needs of residents and visitors alike.”
 
Headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee, Aqua-Chem specialises in providing water treatment solutions with a full range of thermal and membrane water treatment technologies. These include vapour compression distillation, flash evaporation, reverse osmosis, membrane filtration and ion exchange.