Osmoflo has sent a convoy of eleven trucks containing innovative water technology, plant and equipment to the Ulan coal mine in NSW.
A convoy of eleven trucks including three low bed trailers and escort vehicles left Osmoflo’s manufacturing facility at Burton in Adelaide’s northern suburbs recently bound for the coal mine in NSW, operated by global resources giant Glencore.
The convoys are carrying components including racks of reverse osmosis membranes, pumps and piping that will be assembled on site to form part of a new water treatment facility at the Ulan coal mine located some 200km north of Orange.
Due for commissioning in April 2014, the new Osmoflo water treatment system will treat up to 21 mega litres per day generated through coal production, which will allow 10 mega litres per day of desalinated water to be returned to the local streams and rivers.
Designed and built by Osmoflo in South Australia, the system includes an advanced oxidation process as part of a filter-based pre-treatment system to remove dissolved elements, which could otherwise foul the reverse osmosis desalination membranes, reducing their efficiency.
Osmoflo’s Burton facility is one of the largest in the southern hemisphere dedicated to the production of reverse osmosis desalination plants. The largest Australian headquartered desalination company, Osmoflo is a key supplier to the resources, oil and gas, power generation, food processing and general manufacturing sectors in Australia and overseas.
Burton is also home to the company’s remote control centre, which allows round-the-clock monitoring of plants located anywhere in the world.