7 february 2014

Veolia, the global leader in desalination

With 100 years of proven experience and 12 million cubic meters of water produced per day, Veolia is the global leader in desalination.

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In Basra (Iraq), the plant which will be built and operated by Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies and its partners will use Reverse Osmosis desalination.

Reverse Osmosis (RO) involves pushing water under pressure through a membrane that retains the salt and other impurities.
Veolia has built more than 1,700 RO desalination plants and systems in 85 countries during the last four decades.These plants produce more than 5.7 million cubic meters per day of fresh water for both municipal and industrial use.

Drinking water for 350,000 residents in Oman

As an example, in 2007, Veolia won a contract to build and operate a reverse osmosis desalination plant in the town of Sur to supply drinking water to the 350,000 residents of the Sharqiyah region of Oman.

With a capacity of 80,000 cubic meters per day, the plant boasts technologies that limit its impact on the environment as well as a particularly innovative technique for water intake through beach wells.

In May 2013, the Sur Desalination plant produced its 60th million cubic meter of drinking water.