ERI Selected by Acciona Agua to Supply Energy Recovery Devices for Adelaide Desalination Plant
SAN LEANDRO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May. 5, 2009--
Recovery, Inc. (NASDAQ:ERII), a leader in the design and development
of energy recovery devices for desalination, announced today that it has
been chosen to provide energy recovery devices for Adelaide’s AUD 1.1
billion desalination plant. AdelaideAgua, a consortium formed by Acciona
Agua, United Utilities Australia, ABI group and McConnell Dowell,
was awarded the contract to design, build and operate the 150,000 m3/day
seawater desalination plant at Port Stanvac, near Adelaide, in South
Australia by South Australian Water Corp. Acciona Agua selected ERI’s PX
Pressure Exchanger™ (PX™) energy recovery devices to help lower the cost
of producing water at the plant. ERI’s PX devices can reduce the amount
of energy required in desalination by up to 60%.
“Acciona has deployed ERI’s PX
devices in several locations worldwide and have first-hand
experience of the PX devices’ ability to reclaim energy,” said Luis
Castilla, managing director of Acciona Agua. “ERI is an obvious choice
to help ensure that we have a highly efficient reverse osmosis system
and are producing water in the Adelaide plant with as small a carbon
footprint as possible.”
The water crisis currently gripping Australia prompted the government to
revise the construction schedule of the proposed desalination facility
in Port Stanvac. The Acciona-led consortium is required to begin
delivering the first water in 2010, almost 12 months earlier than
originally planned. Adelaide’s water shortage is so dire that the South
Australian government is shortly expected to call for a doubling of the
water production capacity, to 300,000 m3/day, at the plant.
“Acciona Agua is recognized for its commitment to sustainable
development and we’re pleased that the company selected ERI for another
project in the region,” said Borja Blanco, ERI’s
vice president of sales. “The water shortage in Australia is severe
and Acciona is at the forefront of helping provide the people of
Adelaide with the drinking water they need. ERI’s PX devices can make
that water supply more affordable.”
ERI’s PX Pressure Exchanger energy recovery devices have been installed
in many locations in Australia, including the carbon neutral
desalination facility in Perth. This 144,000 m3/day plant,
which began delivering desalinated water in November 2006, is supplying
about 17% of Perth’s water needs. The plant has reduced energy costs by
approximately 56% by deploying ERI’s PX devices.
Seawater desalination refers to the process of making drinking water
from ocean water. The salts and other impurities are removed through a
process known as reverse osmosis (RO) membrane filtration, a proven
method that produces some of the highest quality drinking water
available anywhere. Visit http://www.energyrecovery.com/
for more information on ERI’s PX Pressure Exchanger or email email@example.com.
Energy Recovery, Inc. (NASDQ:ERII) is a leading manufacturer of energy
recovery devices that are helping make desalination affordable. ERI’s PX
Pressure Exchanger® (PX®) device is a rotary
positive displacement pump designed to recover energy from the high
pressure reject stream of SWRO systems at up to 98% efficiency with no
downtime. The company is headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area
with offices in key desalination centers worldwide, including Madrid,
Shanghai, Florida and the United Arab Emirates. For more information on
ERI and its PX devices, please visit www.energyrecovery.com.
This release contains forward-looking statements which are subject to
the “safe harbor” provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform
Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements in this release include
statements about Acciona Aqua’s plans to use our products in the Port
Stanvac plant. Because such forward-looking statements involve risks and
uncertainties, the Company's actual results may differ materially from
those projected in these statements. Factors that could cause actual
results to differ materially include, but are not limited to, delay or
cancellation of plans for new desalination vessels, changes in plans to
purchase our products and other risks detailed in the Company's periodic
reports with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its
Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC in March 2009 available at www.sec.gov.
All forward-looking statements are made as of today, and the Company
assumes no obligation to update such statements.
Source: Energy Recovery, Inc.
Energy Recovery, Inc.
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