Caramondani desalination plants
This company owned and operated the first desalination BOOT contract in Cyprus for 9 years, the DHEKELIA DESALINATION PLANT, 1997 – 2006.
The plant, which came as a result of the island’s continuously increasing demands for potable water, was a USD 142 million 10-year FIRST B.O.O.T. contract (build-own-operate-transfer, back to the government) designed to produce 40,000m3 of potable water per day.
The plant that was inaugurated in April 1997, utilized the Reverse Osmosis (RO) process to remove dissolved solids from raw seawater and produce potable water in accordance with EU Drinking Water Standards and and using the DUPONT filament membranes.
Our firm, following international tenders in 2005 for a new 20 year BOOT contract (2007 – 2017), won and totally refurbished the same plant utilizing two KSB x 2.2 Megawatt high pressure pumps and spiral wound membranes to achieve the 40,000m³ of potable water per day with a BORON rejection of less than 0,5 ppm. The new plant SAVED 4 MEGAWATT IN ENERGY utilizing the ENERGY RECOVERY SYSTEMS OF E.R.I. USA. The plant was inaugurated in May 2007 after a stoppage of 6.5 months.
Furthermore due to the extraordinary drought on the island during the 2006-2007 season the government negotiated with our firm for a capacity increase of the plant to 60.000m³/Day in two stages. 10.000m³ for July 2008 and another 10.000 for April 2009. Ever since the plant operates and produces 60.000M3/Day with three KSB H.P. Pumps of 2250 KW each. Total eventual expiring date: APRIL 2029.
The company, which has been involved with desalination since the early 1970´s, provides consulting services for design, supply and installation of desalination plants as a solution for potable water demands.
In September 2001 this company acquired the 63,5% of the equity of the Italian manufacturer of sea and brackish desalination plants, Messrs OSMO SISTEMI SRL of FANO, ITALY.
In March 2008 the company acquired the 100% of the equity of Osmo Sistemi Srl.