V&A Waterfront Desalination Plant

Project Description:  2 MLD Seawater Desalination Plant
Process Configuration: Ultrafiltration, Reverse Osmosis, Calcite Filtration
Product Water Quality: Potable Water
Year Completed: 2018

QFS have secured the contract to provide an emergency desalination plant for the Victoria & Alfred (V&A) Waterfront in Cape Town, South Africa.  The plant will address the increasing water demands of the City of Cape Town region.

The desalination project involved the supply, installation and commissioning of a fully containerised 2 MLD seawater reverse osmosis and multimedia filtration plant. QFS is delivering it under a rental contract to the City of Cape Town for a minimum duration of 24 months. With a tight completion schedule, the plant was scheduled to be operational by March 2018.

Following the City of Cape Town’s need to augment severely restricted potable water supplies, QFS helped to bring fast relief to the severe water shortages in the area.

QFS have been building membrane plants since 1999 and focus on membrane based water treatment for sea water desalination, waste water re-use and brackish water treatment.

Herman Smit, Managing Director of QFS, comments “The V&A Waterfront desalination project feels like the culmination of years of promoting membrane equipment for the treatment of potable and waste water. It is satisfying to use our 21 years of experience to contribute to the Cape Town augmentation program for some relief during the drought.”