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Osmoflo wins contract for WA desal plant operation

The Roy Hill iron-ore mining project in the Pilbara region of Western Australia has awarded Osmoflo the contract for the delivery and long-term operation of a major desalination plant.

The contract involves the delivery of a desalination and blended-water treatment plant at the Roy Hill mine site, with a capacity of up to 20ML per day.

Osmoflo will also provide the subsequent operations and maintenance (O&M) of the plant for the life of the mine, which is expected to be in excess of 20 years, Roy Hill Senior Project Manager Jim Turner said.

“Osmoflo will provide a critical and secure water source for our Roy Hill mine, ensuring operations can continue well into the future,” he said.

Osmoflo Sales General Manager Ajay Jaggi said the company is pleased to take on the contract and looks forward to applying its expertise to long-term solutions for the mining site.

“This is a key milestone in our history and reaffirms our strength in the Australian market as we focus on International growth,” he said.

”As one of the largest plants we have delivered to the mining sector, and with the O&M contract potentially extending to 20 years, it is a significant success that demonstrates not only our proficiency to provide complete project solutions, but our ability to provide quality, reliable long-term operations in a highly competitive international market.”

Fabrication of the brackish water reverse osmosis plant and associated equipment for Roy Hill will take place at Osmoflo’s manufacturing facility in South Australia, with more than 100 personnel employed around Australia for the contract.

The plant will then be transported more than 3400km to the Roy Hill site, with the project scheduled for completion by January 2019.

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