La Aldea desalination plant started operating in January 2001, under an O&M agreement with the Consejo Insular de Agua de Tenerife; initial production was at 5,000 m3/d, in one single rack for drinking supply purposes. Another installation was added in 2010 with a capacity of 5,000 m3/d (two lines of 2,500) located in the attached building, for agricultural use.

In 2016 the client carried out energy improvements in the second facility with the installation of ERIS to enable work with 2,500 or 5,000 m3/d, according to needs.

Type of treatment

Reverse osmosis, with seawater well and energy recovery with ERIs at a production level of 5,000 m3/d.

Contracting Organisation

Consejo Insular de Aguas de Gran Canaria

Main features

Location: Gran Canaria, Spain

Capacity: 10.000 m3/day