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Soft starters and frequency inverters for extraction pumps

03 June 2011

WEG has supplied soft starters and frequency inverters for pumps that will extract water from the sea at a new desalination plant.

When complete the Tlemcem-Honaine plant desalination plant will be one of the largest in the world. It will have has a production capacity of 200,000 cubic metres of drinking water a day, enough to meet the direct needs of 750,000 people. A Spanish consortium is currently constructing plant near the Algerian city of Oran, close to the border with Morocco.

WEG has supplied soft starters and frequency inverters for the pumps that will extract water from the Mediterranean Sea at Honaine. The equipment has been integrated into electrical control panels by Electricidad Tebar, a company specialising in the assembly of electrical control panels for use in water sector infrastructures. It will provide soft starting and speed variation for the extraction pumps, resulting in higher efficiency, energy saving and improved reliability.

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