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Sonatrach: seawater desalination plant “wrecked ship” location started the stage of preliminary tests for efficacy and performance

Algerian Energy Company (AEC), a subsidiary of the Sonatrach group, announced in a press release published on Thursday the start of the first efficiency and performance tests at the Bateau Cassé seawater desalination plant, located east of Algiers, preceding its entry into service and exploitation.

The company’s communiqué stated that, “in application of the emergency plan comprising the construction of three seawater desalination stations, with a total capacity of 150,000 cubic meters per day, as a strategic solution to the water stress experienced by the eastern suburbs of the capital, Algerian Energy Company (AEC), a subsidiary of the Sonatrach group, announces the start of the first efficiency and performance tests at the Bateau Cassé station.”

The same source added, “It also takes note that a quantity of water has been pumped into the drinking water network, after ensuring that the quality of desalinated water matches the standards in force at the level of the World Health Organization, as well as national standards.”

It should be noted that this plant has a production capacity of ten thousand square meters per day, and is directed to provide the citizens of the region with drinking water, in parallel with the advent of the holy month of Ramadan.

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