Protec Arisawa will provide Degremont with the Membrane Housings in the Mirfa project which will combine existing and new facilities to offer a power capacity of 1,600 MW and a seawater desalination capacity of 52.5 MIGD (238,665 m3/day). The total investment cost of the project is approximately $1.5bn, funded by a mix of debt and equity.
Degremont will handle the reverse osmosis facility. The Suez Environment subsidiary was last month awarded the contract by Masdar to build an energy-efficient pilot desalination plant, powered by renewable energy.
Degremont will be responsible for the design, engineering, procurement, construction, operation, maintenance and evaluation of the pilot plant, over the course of 18 months.