With 40% of the world’s population (2.4 billion people) living within 100 kilometres of the sea, desalination of seawater and brackish water is a promising solution. Currently, this technique produces nearly 1% of the drinking water used in the world.
With the help of significant investments in research and development, SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT has helped to implement membrane filtration by reverse osmosis; a proven desalination technology that makes it possible to retain the salts dissolved in water and eliminate 99.9% of them.
In ten years, production costs have been halved and production capacity has doubled, thanks to the constant optimisation of reverse osmosis processes. This technology is an economically viable answer for industrialised countries and for regions that lack water resources.
As a pioneer in reverse osmosis solutions (first facility in 1969 on the Ile d’Houat, France), Degrémont provides its customers with controlled, commercial-scale and custom-made solutions. Since then, the company has built more than 255 desalination plants worldwide in Perth (Australia), Melbourne (Australia),Barka (Oman), etc.
Recently, the company has won major tenders, including: