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Osmoflo announces completion of Ebeye, Marshall Islands Project

Osmoflo announced it has received Operational Acceptance for the Ebeye, Marshall Islands Desalination Plant Project. This marks the completion of the project phase with the transition to operations phase which will also be managed by Osmoflo under Operat

This project was sponsored with aid funding from the Asian Development Bank (ADB), Australian and US governments. This critical project formed part of a bigger Sanitation and Water Distribution project for the Marshall Islands. 

Following successful commissioning and performance testing, the water treatment plant has now been handed over to the asset owners Kwajalein Atoll Joint Utilities Resources Inc. (KAJUR) with an official ceremony due to be held on Ebeye Island on the 10th of October. The ceremony will celebrate the grand opening of the water treatment facility and will see local political leaders and dignitaries in attendance.

Under this project Osmoflo provided design, supply and installation of 2 seawater reverse osmosis plants with a total capacity of 1,600 m3/day. Fabrication of the plant occurred at Osmoflo’s manufacturing facility in South Australia, with the plant then transported over 5,700km to its permanent location in the Marshall Islands.

The water treatment plant now provides the island of Ebeye with a reliable and invaluable potable drinking water supply. In addition, Osmoflo are providing operations and maintenance (O&M) of the plant, demonstrating their unique ability to provide ongoing operations support to remote locations. During the 2 year O&M period, Osmoflo will progressively build the capability of local operators to continue successful operation of the plant into the future. Of particular importance to this project is the advanced level of technical support that Osmoflo will provide via their well-established 24/7 operations control centres using the proprietary PlantConnect software. The remote monitoring of this plant will offer additional support and assurance necessary for reliable operations of the desalination plant on this remote island.

Given the remote location and logistical challenges faced on this project, we are pleased to have successfully delivered this project on schedule, demonstrating our excellent delivery capability, and we are now fully committed to operate the plant and provide drinking water to the Ebeye population 24/7.” said Emmanuel Gayan, Chief Executive Officer. “With the invaluable experience gained, Osmoflo has grown in confidence that will allow it to manage similar challenging opportunities in the Pacific region, and around the globe.” 

The Marshall Islands is located near the equator in the Pacific Ocean; part of the larger island group of Micronesia. The country is made up of a total of 1,156 individual islands, with Ebeye Island being only 2kms long and 400m wide, with a population of 12,000. It is the most densely populated island in the Pacific and is almost completely reliant on desalinated seawater for their freshwater needs.