MEB completed a decentralized water desalination facility in 7 months. The innovative facility enables the communities in and around Richards Bay to avoid further hardship, following a prolonged drought.
The plant was delivered in only 4 months. With centralized intake, post-treatment and remote monitoring, the smart design ultimately makes the plant both more efficient and less costly in terms of infrastructure, equipment and operation and maintenance.
The NIROBOX-based plant is successfully desalinating seawater seven days a week, twenty-four hours a day to produce 10,000m3/d of potable, high quality drinking water to serve the local community of about 150,000 households.
Based on needs for rapid delivery, fast set-up, and immediate deployment, a plant based on 10 NIROBOX containerized SW RO (Sea Water Reverse Osmosis) units was contracted in August 2016. Because the entire plant is based on ten 40-foot shipping containers, it has an extremely small footprint and was rapidly deployed.
The NIROBOX SW desalination system is a modular, pre-assembled, containerized solution that’s ideal for a compact area with minimal infrastructure. It comes ready for integration with other systems and equipment and it completely modular, allowing for staged expansion to support capacity upgrades, if desired.