In March 2016, Masoud & Ali Contracting Co. Ltd awarded SafBon Water Technology (SWT) (formerly Doosan Hydro Technology) the Desalination Plant System Package for the – Middle Area Desalination Plant Expansion (3400 m3/d), Gaza Blending Tanks, and Network Improvements Project.
This project is part of the USAID West Bank/Gaza Infrastructure Needs Program (INP) II. The project that received funding in 2014 builds upon the Infrastructure Needs Program I and continues to support the Palestine Authority through development and expansion of water production, distribution, wastewater treatment facilities and road construction.
The Middle Area Desalination Plant Expansion project provides a 3400 m3/d desalination plant expansion to an existing desalination facility Deir Al Balah Desalination plant (currently 2600 m3/day). SWT will design, manufacture and supply a complete desalination system consisting beach well submersible pumps, intake pipe line, prefiltration systems, two-stage seawater reverse osmosis system (SWRO/BWRO skids), remineralization by calcite filtration, brine discharge system, transfer pumps, energy recovery systems, chemical injection skids PLC based control system, interconnecting sub equipment, and the complete electrical package (transformers, switchgear, MCC, VFDs, and ancillary systems..
The systems required for this project are being engineered and fabricated by SWT in their US based manufacturing facility and are scheduled for shipment to Gaza in 2017 with a final completion in 2018. SWT will be responsible for the supervision of installation, testing, commissioning and training of the plant operators.