Project Seawater Desalination Plant, Qushm Island, 10000 m3/day
Client Qushm Utility Company
Background Qushm Utility Company, affiliated to Qushm Island Free Zone authorities, has planned for installation of a seawater desalination plant to provide part of the potable and sanitary water requirements of the Qushm City. The plant capacity was planned for a starting phase of 5000 m3/day to be expanded with another similar capacity plant.
Actions Two stages of conceptual and basic design were carried out by MEWE.  The Design incorporated engineering disciplines of Process, Civil, Structure, Mechanical, Electrical and Instrumentation. Tender documents for an EPC contract were then prepared. Consequent construction supervision was conducted on contractors work which was completed in two years period.
Results The design incorporated the intake system (through beach wells), the pretreatment system, the RO plant and the post treatment facilities. The Plant actually overtook the role of a previously operating thermal desalination plant. At the second phase of expansion the plant capacity was doubled to 10,000 m3/day.