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Aquatech is honored to announce that the company has been shortlisted for two 2016 Global Water Awards: Desalination Company of the Year and Desalination Plant of the Year.

The Desalination Company of the Year award recognizes the company that made the greatest overall contribution to the desalination industry in 2015. According to "Aquatech aspires to make deep positive contributions to industry, society and the environment. In 2015 it lived up to that aim globally, delivering brilliant solutions to its industrial clients, bringing lower-cost and energy-efficient water to the communities it serves, and protecting the environment from some of the most difficult wastewater streams known to man."

The Desalination Plant of the Year award is for the desalination plant commissioned during 2015 that represents the most impressive technical or ecologically sustainable achievement in the industry. notes that, The Ghalilah plant rewrites the rules for energy consumption at large-scale desalination installations. Aquatech secured the contract to build the plant with an audacious energy performance bid of 3.14kWh/m³. In reality, the plant now operates at under 3kWh/m³, an unprecedented figure for full-scale membrane desalination. It is FEWA’s largest desal plant to date, and sets a new global benchmark for performance in membrane desalination… By coupling a game-changing technical design with a highly competitive construction cost of just over $82 million, Aquatech has proved that innovation in desalination does not need to come with a sky-high price tag.”

Presented at the Global Water Summit, the Global Water Awards are the most coveted awards in the industry. This year, the awards will be presented by Felipe Calderón, Chairman of the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate, and former President of Mexico, at a special ceremony to be held on the evening of April 19 at the Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Online voting opens on March 2 and closes April 6. We ask for your support by voting for Aquatech if you are a member of any of the following categories:

  • Subscribed reader of Global Water Intelligence magazine
  • Subscribed reader of the Water Desalination Report
  • Individualmembers of the International Desalination Association (IDA)
  • Delegate who has registered for the Global Water Summit Early Bird discount

Read here about the voting process – and thank you in advance for your support!

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