Kuwait-based wastewater treatment plant to become world’s largest facility of its kind

Feb. 18, 2015

KUWAIT CITY — Kuwait’s Sulaibiya Wastewater Treatment and Reclamation Plant, following an expansion agreement, will increase its production capacity from around 99.1 million to 158.5 million gallons per day.

KUWAIT CITY — Following an agreement to push expansion, Kuwait’s Sulaibiya Wastewater Treatment and Reclamation Plant will become the world’s largest facility of its kind using membrane technology, according to a press release.

GE will provide the plant with AG LF low-fouling reverse osmosis (RO) membranes and ZeeWeed* 100 submerged hollow-fiber membranes, stated the release.

These GE membranes will enhance the facility’s production capacity from approximately 99.1 million to 158.5 million gallons per day (375,000 to 600,000 m3), which will make the treatment plant the largest of its kind in the world, reported the release.

Kharafi National, continued the release, will take on the expansion.

“Sulaibiya Wastewater Treatment and Reclamation Plant leverages the world’s most advanced technologies to accelerate our operational efficiency and strengthen production capacity,” said Kharafi National Corporate Director Dr. Ibrahim Al-Ghusain. “This is led by our commitment to support the country in meeting its growing water requirements. In 2004, when the project was commissioned, it was the world’s largest to use reverse osmosis and ultrafiltration membrane-based water purification, also provided by GE. Through this expansion, we are taking our facility to the next level by continuing to use the most modern technologies available.”

You can find the release here.

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