USA: Water Treatment LG Chem to Supply Brackish Water Membranes for Silicon Valley Project
LG Chem has been awarded three contracts to supply Brackish Water (BW) RO membranes to major utilities in the US.
Seoul/South Korea — In August 2018, LG Chem was awarded a contract to supply replacement membranes to the Silicon Valley Advanced Water Purification Center, the largest plant of its kind in northern California and the focal point of the Santa Clara Valley Water District’s recycled water expansion. The company will supply BW ES membranes to the 8 MGD (30,280 m3/day) facility.
In addition following more than 18 months of trial, in June, the contractor was awarded a contract to supply 3,170 BW ES elements to the Ground Water Replenishment System in the Orange County Water District. GWRS is the world’s largest indirect potable reuse facility with a total capacity of 100 MGD (378.5 MLD). In April, LG Chem won a replacement bid for the Edward C. Little Water Recycling Facility in the West Basin Municipal Water District following a successful on-site trial last year. LG Chem supplied anti-fouling BW AFR membranes to the facility, which has a total capacity of 40 MGD (151.4 MLD).
In 2017 and 2018, LG Chem accrued more than 700 MLD (185 MGD) SW RO membrane supply contracts from the project wins in El Alamein, El Ain Sokhna, Port Said and El Galalah in Egypt. In 2016, LG Chem signed its first mega contract with Sohar SWRO LLC. for 250 MLD (66 MGD) seawater desalination project in Oman.