The contract to provide an emergency desalination plant for the Victoria & Alfred (V&A) Waterfront in Cape Town was recently awarded to Quality Filtration Systems (QFS) and Osmoflo.

According to QFS the project, which will address the increasing water demands of the City of Cape Town region, will involve the supply, installation and commissioning of a fully containerised 2 MLD seawater reverse osmosis and multimedia filtration plant.

This will be delivered under a rental contract to the City of Cape Town for a minimum duration of 24 months. With a tight completion schedule of 8 weeks, the plant is scheduled to be operational by March 2018.

Herman Smit, Managing Director of QFS says the company has been following the City of Cape Town’s need to augment severely restricted potable water supplies and the collaboration between and Osmoflo on this project will help to bring fast relief to the severe water shortages in the area.

“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,” he adds.