Luis Miguel Arauzo led a presentation where Tedagua’s success stories were shown, which have added value both in the application of technological improvements and in environmentally sustainable solutions for water desalination projects in the regions where they have been carried out.
The event analyzed how to face the challenge of water scarcity, the guarantee of supplying sufficient water to a growing population and the need for desalination as a necessary contribution to sustainable development.
Tedagua was present at the third edition of the MENA Desalination Projects Forum, in addition to having the opportunity to present its vision and successful experiences in achieving innovative solutions and desalination projects with an outstanding impact on the standard of living of the supplied population.
This forum is considered the most important in the region, as it is a unique platform for communication between industry leaders and key public bodies in the Arab countries, where the way forward for the desalination industry in the region, and the sustainability visions driven by the 2030 water agendas, are discussed.
The third edition of the forum was held in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, between March 15 and 16, and focused on how to address the challenge of water scarcity facing these regions, and ensuring sufficient water supply to a growing population. In addition, the latest solutions for sustainable and environmentally friendly water desalination were explored.
Tedagua wanted to contribute its 38 years of experience in the world of water by actively participating in the forum. To this end, the commercial director, Luis Miguel Arauzo, led a presentation in which some of Tedagua’s success stories were shown, which have added value both in the application of technological improvements and in their benefits for the environment and the population served.
Among the successful projects that aroused most interest was the recent installation of portable plants on the island of La Palma to deal with the water problem caused by the eruption of the Cumbre Vieja volcano. The supply and start-up, in record time, of two plants capable of jointly supplying 5,600 m3/day of desalinated water for irrigation, mainly meant the salvation of the banana industry in the area.
The seawater desalination plant for the Spence mine was another of the references highlighted during the presentation. It is a station with a production capacity of 86,400 m3/day together with a 154 km drive system to take the desalinated water to the mine located at an altitude of 2,000 m in the north of Chile, whose success lies in the fact that it will double the mine’s production with a new drilling process, avoiding the use of other chemical reagents and thus reducing the carbon footprint of this industry.
Other projects highlighted in the presentation were the Beni Saf desalination plants in Algeria, the Tuas III plant in Singapore and the Provisur project in Peru, all of which have clearly contributed to the development of their areas of influence in a sustainable manner.