SWRO retrofit: Turks and Caicos Municipal Water Department

At a glance:

  • Large-scale SWRO retrofit on the Caribbean island of Providenciales in the Turks and Caicos Islands.
  • Replaced ageing positive displacement pumps and Pelton Turbine energy recovery devices (ERDs) with modern centrifugal high pressure pumps and turbocharger ERDs.
  • Achieved reduction in energy consumption and downtime.

About the project:

The Municipal Water Department of Turks and Caicos needed a reliable and energy-efficient solution for supplying water to municipal customers and tourist facilities on the island of Providenciales, the most populated of the Turks and Caicos Islands.

To reduce energy consumption and downtime, they replaced their existing positive displacement pumps and Pelton Turbine ERDs with high pressure pumps and turbocharger ERDs supplied by FEDCO.

The results were impressive, with energy consumption under 2.46 kWh/m3 with a feed TDS of 41,000 ppm. The retrofit also achieved near-total elimination of downtime and reactive maintenance costs related to hydraulic equipment.

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Providenciales SWRO membrane array (left) and FEDCO high pressure pump (right)


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