Kazakh company launches new desalination plant
Astana, Kazakhstan, Dec.13
Daniyar Mukhtarov - Trend:
Kazakh MAEC-Kazatomprom has launched a new seawater desalination complex with a production capacity of 12,000 tons per day at the Mangistau atomic energy plant, the company said on Dec.13.
The distillation desalination plant (DDP) was launched on Dec. 11, 2013 by the Governor of Mangistau province Alik Aydarbaev and Chairman of the board of NAC Kazatomprom JSC, Vladimir Shkolnik.
MAEC-Kazatomprom provides almost 70 per cent of the population of Mangistau province with all types of water such as drinking, distilled and hot. Currently, MAEC-Kazatomprom is working on seven desalination plants, the latest being commissioned in 2008.
The industrial complexes launched today are new generation desalination plants equipped with horizontal tube film evaporators produced by the French company, SIDEM.
The advantages of the evaporators are a high heat transfer rate, low energy needs, compactness, low metal content, design simplicity and reliability. The plants produce a high quality distillate used for preparing drinking water.
MAEC-Kazatomprom's General Director, Saken Utebayev said the process of the new plants requires five times less electricity than previous generation DDPs. Responding to the emerging needs of the region in qualitative water, MAEC-Kazatomprom plans to launch another plant with horizontal tube film evaporators in 2014.
Translated by M.L.
Edited by S.M.