Location: South Bimini, The Commonwealth of the Bahamas
Capacity: 115,000 US gallons per day (435 m3 per day)
Contract type: Design, Build, Own, Operate
Customer: Private resort developer
Commissioning date: July 2001
Consolidated Water designed, financed and constructed the plant in 2001 on the island of South Bimini, in the Bahamas and operates the plant under a 10-year contract with South Bimini International Ltd. The customer uses the water for the hotel, condominium and marina properties that it owns on South Bimini.
At times, water is also supplied to the Water and Sewerage Corporation of the Bahamas to supplement the public water supply for the island. Seawater is extracted from wells and desalinated using state-of-the-art reverse osmosis technology.
Fresh drinking water is pumped into a large storage reservoir and distributed to the resort through a pipe network which Consolidated Water also owns and operates. Reject water from the plant is disposed of in deep injection wells where it harmlessly diffuses into the salty groundwater.
The facility, which is capable of producing 115,000 US gallons per day, includes a reverse osmosis desalination plant, product water disinfection equipment, storage reservoir, distribution pumps and pipelines.