April 25, 2005

Zenon technology will pre-treat seawater for desalination at Chinese power plant

OAKVILLE, ONT-Zenon Environmental has been selected to supply its ZeeWeed membranes to the Yuhuan power plant in China's Zhejiang province. The company's immersed ultrafiltration technology will pre-treat seawater before it is desalinated with reverse osmosis membranes. The system will produce 76,800 cubic metres per day (or just over 20 million gallons) of high quality feedwater, which will then be directed to a desalination process for the production of 34,560 cubic metres per day of low saline water once the plant is running. Zenon chairman and CEO Andrew Benedek noted that the project "is one of the world's largest installations of its type." The power plant will house four sets of 1,000-megawatt coal-fired steam turbine generators, which will be built in two phases. The first phase of construction will be completed in 2007 while the second is scheduled for commissioning in 2009.

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