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n Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - Richards Bay Desalination Plant (10 Mℓ/day) - SAICE 2018 Awards

Volume 2018 Number 11
  • ISSN : 1021-2000

Abstract

Category: Technical Excellence

In reaction to a crippling drought in Richards Bay, a 10 Mℓ/d desalination plant was designed and commissioned to assist the region in coping with the most severe drought in over a century. Thanks to a state-of- the-art plant and the use of existing civil infrastructure available for abstraction and brine discharge, the whole project was completed in only seven months from appointment to water supply. The plant has a minor carbon footprint and allows for offsite realtime monitoring and control. The unique system of ten transportable units generates 10 000 kℓ/day, which brought considerable relief to the community at the time.

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2018-12-01
2019-06-19

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