Energy Consumption

The Cabildo’s President, Mario Cabrera, and the insular Counselor of water and waste, Manuel Miranda, recently visited the new desalination plant that has installed the Corporacion Insular at the offices of the Consortium supplying water to Fuerteventura in the capital district of El Charco. Technician of the CAAF Andres Rodriguez accompanied representatives of the Cabildo and the media on the visit to facilities that have just started to run, shortly after did a few months ago another plant of the same characteristics which has been installed in Gran Tarajal to improve supplies in the South of the island. The main features of these desalination plants are its low energy consumption, with nearly 50% saving in electricity with respect to other teams, and their ability to be moved easily to other locations if necessary. Each of them has a production capacity of 2,500 cubic meters a day. In terms of consumption, each plant consumed 2.7 kilowatt per hour and cubic meter of water desalinated, including 1.1 kilowatts relating to the consumption of high pressure, while other facilities of the Consortium has a consumption that exceeds the 4 kw/h/m3 without high pressure.

Another important advantage of presented equipment lies in the CAAF can count on a cushion of water production allowing you to tackle any situation that could occur a shortage, with guarantees for the population, at the same time that the increase in production will facilitate devote part of it to the primary sector. The production system of both plants, which are at full capacity (5,000 m3/day) because they optimize the consumption with respect to previous teams, is Reverse Osmosis, a leading technology in the sector. Each station is installed inside four containers connected to each other, the first devoted to welcome sand filters, filters cartridges of pumping and structures of pressure and energy recovery, the second the third the rack (o racks) membrane and the fourth for electrical boxes. The CAAF has three production centres at the moment, one in Puerto del Rosario with a productive capacity that goes with the new plants of 20,000 to 22,500 m3/day, another in Corralejo with a productivity of 4,000 m3/day and a third in Gran Tarajal, with a production of 4,000 m3/day. Source: Fuerteventura Magazine today.