The award-winning desalination project owned and developed by Poseidon Water, will provide the San Diego County Water Authority (SDCWA) with enough water to serve more than 300,000 people and generate over $50m annually to the regional economy. The plant overcame significant practical, regulatory and economic hurdles to deliver a cost effective and environmentally friendly water supply. Poseidon Water, IDE and its partners worked for more than 10 years to develop a desalination solution that meets all the challenging criteria.
Capacity: 54M gallons (204,412 m3) per day
Technology: Reverse Osmosis (SWRO)
Project type: Engineering-Procurement-Construction (EPC) + Operation & Maintenance (O&M)
Owner: Poseidon Water, LLC
Location: Encina Power Station, Carlsbad, California
Footprint: ~5.5 acres
Commission date: 2015
IDE leads the water industry with some of the world’s most advanced thermal and membrane desalination plants. IDE provides small to large cost-effective desalination solutions, such as IDE PROGREENTM, a modular, chemical-free reverse osmosis ‘plant in a box’.
IDE has an especially well-proven track record in large-scale membrane and thermal desalination, including some of the largest plants worldwide, (e.g. in China, India, US, Australia and Israel). IDE also has a proven experience in ground-breaking industrial water treatment plants that deliver a reliable, sustainable and economical solution for industry.