WEG Electric Motors has supplied 62 self-monitoring motors for the recently-opened 55 000 m3 per day Trekkopje sea water desalination plant in Namibia. The plant is the largest of its kind in sub-Saharan Africa in a country where 98% of the land is considered arid or semi arid. The motors, which range from 18,5 kW to 750 kW, drive the pumps for the operation. The project at Trekkopje follows the company’s supply of motors and systems to desalination projects in Algeria, Dubai, and the HNSS project in Andhra Pradesh, India. Designed and built by water treatment firm, Keyplan, part of the Aveng Group, the Trekkopje plant converts sea water from the Atlantic Ocean into potable water for use at the Trekkopje open cast uranium mine. All motors were supplied with anti-corrosion coating because of the corrosive nature of the environment. Anti-condensation heaters were also installed in every motor.
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