Flexible Structures to Meet Customer Needs
With close to 50 years of project experience, IDE has built hundreds of desalination plants for customers under all types of contract frameworks, creating a track record unmatched by any other company.
Working with government agencies, municipal utilities, resorts, power utilities, refineries, mines, nuclear power stations and many other industries, IDE has developed the ability to truly understand the operational and financial needs of its clients. As a result, IDE is equally comfortable functioning as an equipment supplier, turnkey project integrator, sub-contractor or other requirements for all types of desalination and industrial water treatment projects.
In fact, IDE prides itself on its track record of successful co-operation with developers, contractors, operators and joint venture partners. IDE views these smooth-functioning partnerships as the key to its consistent record of delivering complex projects on-time, within-budget and to spec.
We Deliver in Different Ways to Meet Customer Needs
In Engineering/Procurement/Construction and Turnkey contracts, IDE assumes responsibility for all project phases until the plant is up and running, including engineering, manufacturing, delivery of equipment to site, supervision of erection, civil and marine works, commissioning and start-up. IDE has deployed hundreds of water treatment plants on a full or partial EPC/Turnkey basis, representing a total production capacity of approximately 3 million m3/day.
In Engineering/Procurement/Support Services contracts, IDE assumes responsibility for the design and procurement phases of the project including support services, as demonstrated in the Cape Preston plant in Australia, and the Carlsbad plant in CA, USA.
Water Sales (BOT/PPP/BOD)
IDE’s partnership models are designed to help customers manage risk and reduce water cost. Through PPP (Public Private Partnership) structures, the customer, who may have limited experience in the construction, operation, maintenance and finance of massive desalination and industrial water treatment projects, transfers risk to experts with the skills required to plan, manage, execute and operate these complex undertakings.
Possible models include joint ventures, strategic partnerships, Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT), Build-Operate-Own (BOO), Private Finance Initiative (PFI) and others. Within these frameworks, IDE accepts responsibility for building the project (including securing required financing), and then operating the facility under a long-term concession (ranging from 10-30 years) after which the plant is transferred to the customer.
Contracts usually include the sale of the water produced by the plant to governmental and municipal customers for a fixed price established in the contract. Over the past 15 years, IDE has taken on BOT projects of increasing size and complexity, each breaking previous records for desalination capacity and desalinated water prices.
Utilizing Available Coldness from Liquefied Natural Gas LNG Regasification Process for Seawater Desalination
In this article a case study was considered, in which an LNG regasification plant can supply 1750 ton/hr of water-glycol solution at -15°C to be utilized for seawater desalination. The main challenge in this evaluation is being able to provide a desalination solution able to compete with the commonly used RO plants.
Recovery of Osmotic Power in SWRO Plants
The paper analyzes the ways that different researchers have selected to overcome the phenomenon of CP, and presents an overview of the existing RO membranes from the point of view of their suitability for use in Forward Osmosis power generation.
Design Challenges and Operational Experience of a Mega MED Seawater Desalination Plant in Tianjin
This article is a continuation of the article "Sliding Pressure Turbine Integrated with Seawater Desalination Facility (MED)" presented at the IDA 2011 World Congress.
Three Pressure Retarded Osmosis PRO Processes
Pressure retarded osmosis (PRO) can be implemented on a number of water types, using different technologies and achieving various power outcomes. This paper presents the three most practical options.
Implementation of Build Operate Transfer Schemes: Obstacles and Solutions
This paper focuses on these cases, addressing the main causes of the failure of suggested/initiated BOT scheme offerings and what prevented their successful implementation. The paper analyses the main constraints and obstacles characterizing these setbacks, and presents different solutions and alternatives to by-pass and/or overcome these obstacles that, if adopted, could enhance the possibilities of successful implementation of the projects.
Steam Driven Large Multi Effect MVC (SD MVC) Desalination Process for Lower Energy Consumption and Desalination Costs
This paper will also describe the thermodynamic advantages, the specific investment and desalination costs comparison, and the resulting desalination cost reduction potential of the steam-driven multi effect MVC process.