Mauritania

3 solar desalination stations

Date of completionMars 2017
Budget670 000€
Number of sites3
Container typeWaterTainer
FundingKFW
ClientPNBA

Summary

Supply and installation of 3 complete sea water desalination systems power with solar generators in order to produce potable water for shore villages. 2 systems produce 10m³/day and the third produces 25m³/day.

Specialist in integrated solar power solutions, ERM Energies has designed with Lenntech integrated solar seawater desalination units for coastal villages in the Banc d’Arguin National Park. The PNBA is an exceptional site because of its richness. Migratory birds from all over the world stop here and the park is home to almost all the fish species found in the Atlantic.

The choice of solar energy was obvious for these isolated sites in the heart of the Banc d’Arguin National Park for reasons of reliability, environmental protection and reduced operating costs.

In detail the architecture of the installations:

Ten’Alloul :

DC photovoltaic generator: 6kWp

AC photovoltaic generator: 36kWp

Gross battery storage: 376kWh

Volume of drinking water treated per day: 25m³/day

R’Gueiba :

DC photovoltaic generator: 6kWp

AC photovoltaic generator: 21kWp

Gross battery storage: 188kWh

Volume of drinking water treated per day: 9m³/day

Teichott :

DC photovoltaic generator: 6kWp

AC photovoltaic generator: 18kWp

Gross battery storage: 188kWh

Volume of drinking water treated per day: 7.5m³/day

ERM Energies teams are particularly proud to contribute to the preservation of the site by avoiding the use of polluting generators.

Based on this first experience, ERM Energies plans to strengthen its partnership with Lenntech to further optimize the performance of its stations in order to meet all demands.