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A persistent shortage of potable water in the City of Algiers, Algeria was eased today as the US $250 million Hamma Seawater Desalination Plant (SWDP) was officially opened by Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika and Jeff Garwood president and CEO, GE Water & Process Technologies, a unit of General Electric Company. Completed on time and on budget in 24 months, the Hamma SWDP uses GE’s advanced ecomagination-certified reverse osmosis membranes to purify up to 200,000 cubic meters (53 million gallons) of seawater per day – providing as many as two million residents of
For many years adequate water supplies in
“We are proud to be a partner in the Hamma Seawater Desalination Plant – it is a great example of how private and public partnerships can help solve urgent water needs," said Garwood. "Partnerships like this one, with the Algerian Government and
Hamma SWDP is also
With the opening of the Hamma SWDP, GE continues to extend its leadership position in delivering large-scale seawater desalination plants that use advanced, ecomagination-certified membrane technology to create new sources of clean, fresh water. GE desalination technology is currently used in over 1,500 plants worldwide, providing more than two billion gallons of freshwater per day for municipal, industrial and agricultural use. GE’s ecomagination products are independently verified to help solve tough environmental challenges by producing abundant sources of clean water; cleaner, more efficient sources of energy; and reduced greenhouse gas emissions.
About GE Water & Process Technologies
A world leader in water, water reuse, wastewater treatment and process solutions, GE Water & Process Technologies brings the best technologies to enhance our customers’ efficiency while protecting our environment. GE offers the broadest portfolio of water and process technologies, including: separation equipment; membrane & filtration technology; diagnostic tools; specialty chemicals; mobile water capabilities; service; and financing. GE is your single source no matter what your water or process need. GE is committed to develop and bring to market technologies that promote energy efficiency, lower harmful emissions, increase supplies of water, and reduce our use of fossil fuel—it’s called ecomagination. For more information visit www.ge.com/water.