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Rio Tinto awards Osmoflo $39 million desalination contract

  • Rio Tinto awards Osmoflo $39 million desalination contract
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Osmoflo is a progressive water treatment company that provides tailored, turn-key water and water recycle/reuse solutions across the industrial, resources and municipal sectors globally.

Osmoflo has been awarded a Process Package Contract by Rio Tinto, for its Dampier Seawater Desalination Plant.

The contract is valued at over AUD$60m (around US$39 million), and at completion the plant will be capable of producing over 4GL/annum (up to 12 ML/day) of potable water.  

The plant forms a key part of Rio Tinto’s strategy to ensure the security of water for its operations in the West Pilbara.

Osmoflo will design, procure, and fabricate all process equipment, support the overall facility’s design, oversee site installation and commissioning, undertake training of Rio Tinto’s personnel, and provide operational support. Potable water production is forecast for 2026.

Osmoflo’s Managing Director and CEO Carmine Ciccocioppo stated: “Osmoflo is very proud to have been selected by Rio as its process contractor on this landmark project to secure a sustainable water supply for Rio’s Dampier operations as well as for nearby coastal communities. This is one of the most significant projects that Osmoflo has undertaken in its almost 33-year history and is closely aligned with our core mission to provide innovative, sustainable, and value-based water solutions that contribute to a circular economy. We look forward to working closely and collaboratively with Rio and its other package contractors to successfully deliver this vitally important project – one that will provide a consistent, reliable, and sustainable water supply to key stakeholders and the local community for decades to come.”  

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