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Protec Arisawa Pressure Vessels in West Africa

The plant, inaugurated by Abengoa in Ghana, is already able to supply 60.000 cubic meters to the cities of Teshie, Tema y Nungua whose population is experiencing strong growth.

The project included the development of the infrastructures necessary for the capture of sea water, the application of pre-treatment system by ultrafiltration, reverse osmosis desalination, currently the newest technology and the use of efficient solutions for energy recovery among others.

Almost 588 pressure vessels fabricated & tested by Protec Arisawa, in accordance with the engineering standards of the Boiler and Pressure Vessels Code of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) section X, have been used in the project. These pressure vessels were manufactured according to project specifications: design pressure 1000psig and size 8”.

The desalination plant has a wide acceptance among the Ghanaian authorities and the local population because it will improve the quality of life for the inhabitants of the region.