Hyflux Launches 30 MLD Floating Desalination Production Vessel Design

17 Jul 2014


Concept of Hyflux’s Floating Desalination Production Vessel

As a leading global fully-integrated provider of water and power management and innovative environmental solutions, Hyflux leverages our multi-disciplinary capabilities from R&D to engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) and operations and maintenance (O&M) in delivering the most cost-effective and sustainable solutions in:

  • Desalination
  • Water Recycling
  • Wastewater Treatment and Membrane Bioreactors
  • Potable Water Treatment

At Singapore International Water Week 2014, Hyflux debuted its concept of a Floating Desalination Production Vessel (FDPV), a mobile desalination unit with a larger capacity of up to 30 MLD to meet urgent requirements for clean water supply. Spearheaded by its in-house Desalination Technology experts, the FDPV concept is the result of Hyflux’s engineering excellence, process innovation and membrane-based water treatment process. On board the FDPV is Hyflux’s proprietary Kristal® ultrafiltration (UF) membranes that can deliver consistently high-quality product water even under challenging feed water conditions. The award-winning Kristal® technology is the effective and reliable treatment solution in industrial waste streams, water purification, water recycling and seawater desalination pretreatment.

The outstanding feature of Hyflux’s FDPV design is its capability to produce variable desalination capacities up to 30 MLD, exceeding existing smaller barge designs. This in turn allows us to overcome the challenge in production limits and fulfill a wider range of customer’s needs of desalination on the sea. Its short construction lead time of 15 to 18 months is a strong advantage as well as its relative ease of operation and maintenance.

Ideal to be used in times of crises and humanitarian emergencies, the FDPV can be adroitly deployed in regions where premium land cannot be used for large industrial installation such as a land-based desalination plant. In addition, the FDPV can be moored to any location or moved on short notice.


The FDPV in operation