Desalination

The desalination plant is one of the most innovatively built plants of its kind anywhere and is a world-first for this size and type of plant. This plant is the same size as the desalination plant, which services the Perth Metropolitan Area.

Quick Facts

  • Reverse osmosis technology, pumping filtered seawater under high pressure through a semi-permeable membrane
  • About 60 modules of varying sizes were shipped to site
  • The plant produces 70 megalitres of water per day, with a final capacity of 140 megalitres per day, or 51 gigalitres per year
  • The reservoir capacity is 15 megalitres, or the equivalent of six Olympic swimming pools

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