Desalination and Water Reuse
Confront Water Scarcity with Desalination and Reuse
Water is a finite resource, and several factors can push supplies to near tap-out. But desalination and water reuse – two alternative water supply sources – can be key pieces of a diversified supply portfolio to bolster water security. Kiewit is one of the leading desalination contractors in the U.S. and has delivered projects across North America that support water reuse strategies.
Water Fit for Purpose
Desalination and water reuse solutions aren’t just for drinking water. They enable communities and industries to treat impaired quality water to fit the intended purpose, conserving precious potable water supplies.
Whether complicated by location, regulatory criteria or challenges like energy consumption and cost, Kiewit tackles complex projects. We bring lessons learned from every project we’ve done to drive sustainability for desalination and reuse.
Energy Efficiency Expertise
Power consumption is a challenge for desalination and water reuse projects. Kiewit’s expertise in both the water and power sectors allows us to deliver energy efficiencies, leverage renewable opportunities and minimize lifecycle costs.
As water becomes increasingly scarce, options for new sources can require greater capital spend and technical complexity. Kiewit optimizes client capital investment and longer-term operational costs with tailored solutions that fuel water supply resilience.
Permitting for desalination and water reuse projects can be arduous. Through Kiewit’s robust understanding of the permitting process, we achieve timely permit acquisition and deliver facilities that reliably perform within their regulatory requirement.
Kiewit uses responsible brine management approaches, including zero-liquid discharge technology where brine can be reduced or eliminated and mined for valuable minerals, reducing the overall cost of water.
Kiewit has delivered the
seawater desalination project in the U.S. and the world’s largest inland brackish desalination project.
Kiewit has delivered more than
40 REVERSE OSMOSIS PLANTS
throughout North America.
Kiewit is one of the
contractors of large-scale desalination plants in North America.
Carlsbad Desalination Plant
Kiewit and joint venture partner, J.F. Shea Construction, engineered, procured and constructed the Claude “Bud” Lewis Carlsbad Desalination Plant. It is one of the largest desalination plants in the Western Hemisphere, treating 104 million gallons of seawater per day to produce up to 54 million gallons of potable drinking water per day.
Kay Bailey Hutchison Desalination Plant
The largest brackish water desalination plant in North America has the capacity of 27.5 MGD to meet the needs of both Ft. Bliss and El Paso Water Utilities. Kiewit performed all structural concrete work, set all embed items for mechanical equipment and structural steel, installed pumps and piping, RO skids chemical systems and equipment, and performed start up and commissioning.
Charles E. Meyer Desalination Plant
Kiewit was the major design-build subcontractor and balance of plant engineer responsible for civil, structural, mechanical and electrical design for the reactivation of this 3-million-gallon-per-day desalination plant.