The 2009 Global Water Awards:Membrane Desalination Plant of the Year

For the membrane desalination plant, commissioned in 2008, that represents the most impressive technical achievement in the industry

Abrera WTP, Spain

What is it?
A 200,000m3/d plant treating water from the Llobregat River in Barcelona with electrodialysis reversal (EDR) technology. The plant came online in late 2008.

Who is responsible?
Construction was by Valoriza Agua, part of Spanish construction giant Sacyr Vallehermoso. GE provided the EDR technology.

Why is it shortlisted?
* It is the world’s largest...

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