MEDIA RELEASE 3 September 2004
Local desalination company bids for Gold Coast Water project
Aqua Dyne, Australia’s newest company specialising in thermal desalination,
which is Brisbane-based and operates a pilot plant and production facility at
Stapylton, has provided a submission to the Gold Coast Desalination
The 22 page Registration of Interest was submitted to the Gold Coast Water on
Friday 27 August.
Aqua Dyne Managing Director Jim Wilson said that he believed they had fully
answered the questions posed by Gold Coast Water in over fifty areas, including
the capacity of their JetWater system to desalinate and purify sea water, water
from the Council’s waste water treatment plants and brackish ground water.
“We clearly emphasised the benefits of our system, ranging from operational,
maintenance, social and environmental.
“The fact that our JetWater system has been designed on a modular basis with few
moving parts and no membranes to clog and foul, was seen as being of distinct
advantage,” Mr Wilson said.
The Gold Coast submission by Aqua Dyne follows the recent independent report by
international environmental and engineering consultants Maunsell, which rated
the JetWater system as being one of the world’s best.
The report by Maunsell and their Chicago affiliate Metcalf and Eddy, made a cost
and technical comparison of the Aqua Dyne JetWater system with a range of other
commercial water desalination technologies available around the world.
Maunsell rated the Aqua Dyne system as one of the best overall in the market
based on both technical and cost criteria provided by Aqua Dyne.
Thermal desalination of water is based on evaporation, which duplicates nature’s
own purification process, by heating water and condensing the steam.
In a recent article in Business Acumen magazine, Gold Coast Cr Mayor Ron Clarke
said that he wanted his region to lead the way with water desalination.
He acknowledged that already he had had some direct preliminary discussions with
Aqua Dyne about how it could meet the water challenges of the Gold Coast region,
including paving the way with a pilot plant installation.
Aqua Dyne intends to continue its dialogue with Cr Clarke and the Gold Coast
Released on behalf of Aqua Dyne by Dennis Rutzou Public Relations. For further
information please contact Dennis Rutzou or David Lizzio
on (02) 9413 4244.