August 27, 2020 – Mount Vema – ARCKrove will outsource the manufacturing of parts of the City of Mount Vema desalination plant project, sources told VSBCnews. ARCKrove has been working on the visualization of the project since late April 2020, after talks with VonMELYN who has asked the company to design and build the floating desalination plant to supply drinking water to the City of Mount Vema.
vonMELYN has been tasked by the Government to make sure that the Vema Seamount territory never runs out of water, there is electricity 24/7 and all utility systems work to the highest standards, so the company has embarked on a mission to pull out all the stops.
Saltwater in Mount Vema will be desalinated not only to produce water suitable for human consumption and irrigation, but also to produce salt, the by-product of desalination.
The use of desalinated water for consumption is not new. Desalination is used on many seagoing ships, including cruise ships and submarines. Along with recycled wastewater, desalinated water is one of the few rainfall-independent water sources.
Desalinated water is usually healthier than water from rivers and ground water, and there is less salt and limescale in it. According to the International Desalination Association, in June 2015, 18,426 desalination plants operated worldwide, producing 86.8 million cubic meters per day, providing water for 300 million people.
The City of Mount Vema desalination plant project, according to people with knowledge of these type of facilities, will be affordable long term, as it will be mostly unmanned and will be managed remotely from a central control room. The only challenge will be the maintenance and modernization of the PC-based control systems.