Desalination contract awarded by Australia’s Xstrata Coal

May 8, 2013
Desalination company Osmoflo has secured an AUS$12 million contract to boost water conditioning and desalination capacity at Xstrata Coal’s Ulan mine in NSW...

Desalination company Osmoflo has secured an AUS$12 million contract to boost water conditioning and desalination capacity at Xstrata Coal’s Ulan mine in NSW.

Adelaidenow reported that the contract will involved the design, manufacture and commissioning of the treatment facility.

Owned by Japan’s Marubeni Corporation, Osmoflo – who has previously supplied technology to the coal company - will install a pre-treatment system that is expected to use an oxidation process.

Managing director Marc Fabig said: “The reputation of Osmoflo as Adelaide's water treatment and desalination specialist supplier to the resources industry is further enhanced through the award of this major contract."

Despite the substantial contract, Xstrata Coal announced in March that it would be consolidating its coal operations in Australia.

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