Waterise to explore infrastructure upgrades in Spain
Together with partners, Waterise aim to contribute to the Spanish post Covid-19 plan by producing cost and energy efficient drinking water. The project awaits government approval.
The Recovery, Transformation and Resilience Plan (PRTR) is the roadmap for the modernisation of the Spanish economy. PRTR will create a robust, inclusive and resilient economic rebuilding after the Covid-19 crisis.
Waterise and our partners want to contribute to PRTS´s economic growth and job creation objectives. The Waterise project will use the latest technological developments of the oil and gas industry, and radically decreasing environmental impacts. It will increase the supply of drinking water in regions of Spain with high water resource shortages. The project will need approval from the Ministry of Ecological Transition and Demographic Challenge in order to start.
Moreover, the execution of the project is expected to create 296 direct jobs and 200 indirect jobs, thanks to the tractor effect on the rest of the economy. The project will drastically reduce production costs and energy consumption and will get a quality product at a much lower price than other unconventional drinking water sources. The collaborators are Waterise, Lantania SAU, Ghenova SL Engineering, Aqua Advise and ECOS Environmental and Oceanic Studies.
The project involves desalination of subsea water (submarine desalination) by desalination modules installed at 400 meters below sea level. The solution is based on standardized submarine modules with a production capacity of 50,000 m3/day, connected to land by an umbilical cable that provides energy and communications, and a pipe for the transportation of product water from seabed to land.
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