VA Tech Wabag Limited Selects Amiad Filtration Systems' Seawater Solution, Based On Arkal Disc Technology, For Use In One Of Asia's Largest Desalination Plants
Desalination Plant to Leverage Arkal's SpinKlin Disc Filtration Technology In Order to Supply Purified Water to the Citizens of Chennai, India
Amiad Filtration Systems, a global provider of innovative water filtration technologies, announced recently that Arkal disc filtration technology has been selected by VA Tech Wabag, a leading Indian MNC in Water and Wastewater Management that was awarded the contract to build and operate one of Asia's largest seawater desalination plants. Construction of the project is being overseen and coordinated by Mecon Limited, a government-owned Company, for Chennai Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewage Board (CMWSSB). The filters constitute an important component of the plant and will help convert seawater to potable water.
The SpinKlin Disc Filters technology was developed by Arkal Filtration Systems, a company acquired by Amiad in 2010.
"We are confident that Arkal's Disc Filters will provide us with the greatest combination of quality and reliability," said Mr. Rajiv Mittal, Managing Director of VA Tech Wabag.
The Chennai plant will draw water from the Bay of Bengal and process it using reverse osmosis technology to supply 100 million liters a day (MLD) of purified water to the city.
"Amiad is pleased to have been selected for this landmark project and we are proud that Arkal's SpinKlin Disc technology will help produce clean, usable water for the citizens of Chennai," said Arik Dayan, CEO of Amiad. "The newly acquired Arkal disc filtration technology is a strategic addition to our existing product portfolio, and its selection by Mecon reaffirms the benefits and value it offers for municipal and industrial applications."
The Chennai plant is one of the largest desalination plants in Asia. Construction on the plant began in February 2010. Arkal disc filters are expected to be installed in the fall of 2011.
Founded in 1962, Amiad Filtration Systems is one of the world's most significant producers of water filtration products and filtration solutions. Combining creative approaches with practical applications, the Company provides optimal solutions for every filtration requirement for the industrial, irrigation and municipal sectors. Headquartered in Kibbutz Amiad, Israel, Amiad provides turn-key solutions to more than 70 countries and has seven international subsidiaries and sales offices. Amiad is dedicated to providing filtration market with innovative and dependable products, quality service and reliable customer support. For more information, visit: www.amiad.com.
SOURCE: Amiad Water Systems