IDE has a long track record of successful operation and maintenance management of desalination and water treatment plants around the world. IDE also offers these services for plants that were not built by IDE, and we are glad to share our experience and knowhow for the benefit of our clients, enabling stable and optimized plant operation that delivers high quality water at low costs.
With water sales contracts, IDE’s O&M allows the client to delegate all management and maintenance responsibility to our dedicated team.
Parts of the O&M can also be provided in addition to Water Sale as Long term Operation and Maintenance services, Periodic On-site Inspection, Remote Plant Operation Supervision Services and Preparation and Implementation of Maintenance Plans.
Operation is effectively managed by technically qualified and experienced personnel, in compliance with local standards and regulations, assuring health and safety of the employees. A multidisciplinary back office team supports O&M site teams and provides technological solutions for changing and unexpected conditions and requirements.
Successful O&M management around the world:
- Larnaca, 65,000 m3/d, since 2001 to 2012
- Ashkelon, 396,000 m3/d, since 2005
- Hadera, 525,000 m3/d, since 2009
- Sorek, 624,000 m3/d, since 2013
- Carlsbad, 204,412 m3/d, commissioning date: 2015
- St Thomas, 15,300 m3/d, since 1981 to 2012
- St Croix, 14,320 m3/d, since 1982 to 2013
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.