ENERGY RECOVERY, INC. : Energy Recovery Ships PX(TM) Technology to Largest
Desalination Plant in Morocco
EPC firm, Cadagua, will deploy Energy Recovery's premium PX-Q300 solution for
Jorf Lasfar facility, a significant company win in Morocco's expanding mining
SAN LEANDRO, Calif., January 17, 2013-Energy Recovery Inc. (NASDAQ: ERII), the
leader in harnessing reusable energy from industrial fluid flows and pressure
cycles, today announced that the Company has shipped its Pressure Exchanger
(PX) Q300 energy recovery devices for a mega-scale desalination plant off the
coast of Jorf Lasfar, a deepwater commercial port located south of Casablanca
on the Atlantic coast of Morocco.
The Office Chérifien des Phosphates (OCP), a Moroccan-owned phosphate
exporter, is the main contributor and contractor for the Jorf Lasfar project
involving the development of the desalination plant and mining operations for
the zone. The Jorf Lasfar plant will be built by Cadagua S.A., a leading
engineering and procurement contractor. In this first phase, the plant will
have a total estimated capacity of 75,800 cubic meters per day (20 million
gallons per day), and by its final completion it will be producing an
estimated 225,000 m³/day (59.4 MGD).
"Energy Recovery has been supplying energy recovery devices and technical
support for several of our key overseas projects over many years. Our
selection was based on Energy Recovery's track record of providing
high-availability, low-maintenance and long-term performance." said Antonio
Casado, Managing Director of CADAGUA.
"As the Middle East and Africa region continues to grow at such a rapid pace,
its demand for desalination is ever present. In the last several months, we
have noticed an increase in desalination project activity within the region,"
stated Tom Rooney, Chief Executive Officer of Energy Recovery. "Clients such
as Cadagua have been extraordinary partners to Energy Recovery over the last
decade, and we are proud to be supporting this new, massive-scale effort with
our high-performing PX-Q300 technology."
While this installation is Energy Recovery's first mega-project in Morocco,
the company's innovative clean technology has been implemented in close to
100% of all large-scale North African projects in the region. According to
market reports, the African continent anticipates significant growth for
energy recovery devices in the next four years, a direct result of the influx
of desalination plants in the North African region. In April 2010, the
Trekkopje mine in Namibia inaugurated the 54,888 cubic meters per day (14.5
MGD) desalination plant which also operates with PX devices.
About Energy Recovery
Energy Recovery Inc. (NASDAQ: ERII) technology harvests the power of pressure
from high-pressure fluid flows and pressure cycles. Through collaboration
with industry, Energy Recovery helps make industrial processes within water,
oil & gas, and chemical industries more profitable and environmentally
sustainable. With over 14,000 energy recovery devices installed worldwide,
Energy Recovery sets the standard for engineering excellence, cost savings,
and technical services to clients across the globe. Year after year, the
company's clean technologies save clients over $1.2 Billion (USD) in energy
costs. Headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area, Energy Recovery has
offices in Madrid, Shanghai, and Dubai. www.energyrecovery.com
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