Osmoflo, in partnership with prime contractor Aerison, is delighted to announce the award for a significant new water treatment system at the Roy Hill Mine. The 40 MLD capacity ultrafiltration and seawater reverse osmosis (UF-SWRO) plant will be one of the largest facilities Osmoflo have delivered globally over its 30-year history and will also constitute one of the largest non-municipal SWRO facilities built in Australia to date.
Aerison is a multi-discipline company providing engineering and design, construction and maintenance services to the mineral processing, energy and infrastructure sectors. Aerison have a strong presence offering engineered solutions to reduce the impact of industry on the environment, and through its partnership with Osmoflo, the project will deliver superior water treatment infrastructure to support the mine site operations.
This win continues Osmoflo’s proud involvement with the Roy Hill Mine - a world-class mining operation near Newman in Western Australia. Osmoflo have been part of the Roy Hill mine success story for several years having successfully completed delivery of the current 20 MLD Brackish-Water Reverse Osmosis (“WTP1”) plant in mid-2019 and providing reliable operations services under a ‘full risk’ 10+10 year O&M contract since.
Osmoflo developed a robust and innovative solution, drawing upon extensive operational and process experience at the site. The team maximised the use of the existing WTP1 asset, reducing the capital intensity of the facility expansion. As lead EPC contractor, Aerison brought its in-house engineering and construction capabilities spanning civil, mechanical and electrical disciplines, and long history delivering complex projects of scale to asset owners in the Pilbara region of WA, providing an ideal partnership with Osmoflo.
Osmoflo’s Chief Executive Officer, Takayuki Inoue, observed that: “We are pleased to again be working with Roy Hill to provide them with a robust and reliable water treatment solution to meet their water needs for the foreseeable future. The complementary knowledge, experience and capabilities of both Aerison and Osmoflo enabled our team to respond to Roy Hill Mine’s competitive ECI process with a superior technical solution, competitively priced and delivered under a very challenging schedule and to meet Roy Hill’s strict technical requirements and specifications.”
Paul Laybourne, Roy Hill’s Director of Projects stated that: “The Osmoflo-Aerison team presented a robust, efficient, value-for-money water treatment solution that will provide our mine operations team with maximum flexibility and water availability at all times. Their solution also provided a high level of integration and ongoing utilisation of our existing BWRO/ WTP1 plant.”
The plant is due to be commissioned in the first quarter of 2023.
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