Inge UF Contracted for Ghana Seawater Desalination Project

19.04.2013 -

Inge, a global provider of ultrafiltration technology, secured a major contract in Spain for realizing a large-scale desalination project in Ghana. The prestigious Spanish plant constructor Abeinsa EPC has been commissioned by Ghana's state-run Ghana Water Company to build a seawater desalination plant producing drinking water for Ghana's capital Accra and the surrounding areas.

Abeinsa picked Inge as its project partner to equip the plant with a total of 10 ultrafiltration lines as a pretreatment stage for reverse osmosis. Inge is offering an extended package for this project also including the complete central header pipe and valve units provided in collaboration with the subcontractor Bauer Water.

Drinking water is a scarce resource in the Greater Accra Metropolitan Area (GAMA) which extends outwards from Ghana's capital city. To address this problem, the government has awarded a contract to build an ultra-modern seawater desalination plant featuring reverse osmosis in Nungua Township, some 12 kilometers from Accra. The plant is designed to produce 60,000 cubic meters of drinking water per day for approximately 500,000 people in the Teshie-Nungua region.

The project is a build-operate-transfer (BOT) arrangement with a concession of 25 years. During this period, the company Befesa Desalination Developments Ghana will operate the facility on behalf of Ghana's public water utility GWCL, which will be responsible for supplying the water to consumers. At the end of the concession period, the ownership of the plant will be transferred to the public water utility.