Potable water production
Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction
350,400 m³/d (92.5 MGD)
Ministry of Electricity and Water (MEW)
During the red tide event in May 2012, only limited measures were necessary to guarantee reliable operation of the UF system and provide optimum pretreatment for the RO system. To control the high turbidity, coagulation of DAF was enhanced and chemically enhanced backwash (CEB) frequency of the UF system was increased. These two simple actions ensured a continuous supply of high-quality pretreated seawater to the SWRO system, thereby preventing production reductions or shutdown and ensuring a reliable supply of potable water to the city of Kuwait.