Location: Bar Bay, BVI
Capacity: 720,000 US gallons per day (2,700 m3 per day) expandable up to 1.4 million US gallons per day (5,500m3 per day)
Contract type: Design, Build, Own, Operate, Transfer
Commissioning date: December 2008
Commissioned in 2008 with an initial production capacity of 720,000 US gallons per day, this facility is designed to be easily expandable to 1.4 million US gallons per day.
Water produced by this facility, under a 7-year water sale agreement, is sold to the Water and Sewerage Department, a government agency, for use in the public water supply on the island. As the island has very little groundwater resources, all the water supplied via the public water system is desalinated.
The plant has a 100% emergency electrical power plant, such that it can produce desalinated water at full capacity independent of the public electrical supply. Seawater feed for the plant is obtained from wells located on the beach approximately 400 yards from the plant itself. The well heads were designed to be buried so as not to adversely affect the beach aesthetics. The brine is disposed of through an open sea brine outfall system.