MELBOURNE and NEW YORK, MAY 16, 2019 -- Fluence Corporation Limited has executed a US$10 million contract for the design, engineering and construction of a 12,000 m3/day seawater desalination plant for one of the world’s largest steel producers. The plant will be located at the customer’s steel production facility in eastern Brazil. Construction on this Custom Engineered Solution is anticipated to commence in Q2 2019 and is expected to be operational by Q4 2020.
Fluence’s desalination solution was selected through an international tender process by the customer to address water security and reduce dependence on the local utility. During water crises over the past several years, the state-owned utility has curtailed water delivery to the customer by up to 30%. The plant will be designed for modular expansion to 24,000 m3/day and 36,000 m3/day and will be the largest desalination plant in Brazil.
Commenting on this award, Fluence Managing Director & CEO Henry Charrabé said: “This project is Fluence’s largest project to date in Brazil and provides another valuable reference site. Brazil is one of our key focus markets, as Fluence enhances its footprint as the leader in global decentralized water and wastewater treatment markets with local expertise. We are pleased that this important repeat international customer is once again placing their faith in Fluence’s team of engineers, and we look forward to continuing to jointly grow the relationship across their global operations.”