Water snippets

Lucky Star operations in Western Cape get two desalination plants

Two desalination plants that were designed, installed and commissioned by JSE-listed AECI water and process subsidiary ImproChem at fish products company Lucky Star’s cannery and fishmeal operations on the West Coast were recently launched. 

The 36 m3/h containerised desalination plant at St Helena Bay can produce 864 000 ℓ/d of water. The 26 m3/h Laaiplek desalination plant, or Amawandle Pelagic, has the capacity to produce 624 000 ℓ/d of water.

Engineering News, 11 July 2018 

Ministers reiterate commitment to implementation of LHWP Phase 2

South African Water and Sanitation Minister Gugile Nkwinti, Lesotho Water Minister Samonyane Ntsekele and the Lesotho High Commissioner Sello Moloto have reaffirmed their commitment to the successful implementation of the Lesotho Highlands Water Project (LHWP) Phase 2.

Further, the need for succession planning and building capacity for sustainable operation and maintenance of the physical structures created by the project was also highlighted, whereby the Ministers have tasked officials to develop concrete programmes for capacity building and the assessment of the impact of that intervention. 

Engineering News, 16 July 2018 

France to help drought-hit Witsand with solar-power desalination plant 

The French government and the Western Cape provincial government have committed to invest ZAR9m on a 50-50 basis in the country’s first solar-powered desalination plant, at Witsand in the Hessaqua municipality.

There are at least four desalination plants in the drought-hit province, with three in Cape Town and one in Mossel Bay, but the one in Witsand will be the first to be powered by solar energy.

The project will be commissioned at the end of October and the plant will deliver 100 kl of fresh water daily.

Business Day, 16 July 2018

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