The UF technology will be deployed as RO pre-treatment for the sea water desalination plant. Once completed, the new plant will be capable of offering 170 million litres per day.
Oman – In September 2018, inge – a German company specialising in ultrafiltration (UF) technology – received a contract to supply its UF solutions as part of a sea water desalination project in Oman commissioned by Al Asilah Desalination Company Saoc + Opwp. Although not specified in the original tender, the system integrator for the project, Doosan, ultimately decided to use UF instead of conventional methods such as sand filters because they were so impressed by UF's superior reliability, longer lifetime and better membrane maintenance. Having spent many years cooperating with inge on a number of pilot projects, the OEM was already familiar with inge’s portfolio.
Based on its satisfaction with inge’s excellent products and services in the past, it has now opted to deploy tried-and-tested T-Rack 3.0 racks equipped with state-of-the-art dizzer XL UF modules as a reverse osmosis pretreatment stage. This is the first major collaborative project between inge and Doosan. It is also the first time that inge has been involved in such a large-scale sea water desalination project in Oman. The German UF specialists will supply 12 racks with a total of more than 1,400 dizzer modules in the XL 0.9 MB 80 WT format. The new plant is expected to be commissioned early in 2020.