Xylem to Double Capacity of Hong Kong Water Treatment Facility
Xylem, a leading manufacturer of fluid equipment for commercial, agricultural, and other industries, has been contracted to provide clarification and filtration systems for the expansion of the Tai Po Water Treatment Works in Hong Kong. The expansion will double the wastewater facility’s treatment capacity from 400 million liters to 800 million liters of water per day, supplying drinking water to Kowloon West and the Central and Western districts of Hong Kong Island.
ATAL Engineering Limited in Hong Kong will assist in the expansion by delivering technologies for the water treatment facility. Xylem will provide its market-leading Leopold Clari-DAF dissolved air flotation system and Leopold Type S underdrain solutions.
“Xylem’s Leopold systems were chosen because of their proven efficiency, reliability, and reduced life cycle costs, as well as Xylem’s local presence and commitment to delivering tailored aftermarket service for customers,” says Barry Lee, Associate Director of ATAL Engineering Limited.
The Leopold Clari-DAF system creates millions of microbubbles that float solid particles to the surface of the water where they are removed by mechanical skimming, or hydraulic de-sludging. The Leopold Type S underdrain features closely spaced, non-clogging orifices for uniform distribution of wash water, as well as air to promote trouble-free operation. This filtration system will effectively clean every corner of the filter without media upset, ultimately reducing maintenance costs and downtime.
“Xylem has over a decade of experience in the Hong Kong market,” says Allan Hendry, Xylem’s regional director, Greater Asia. “Winning this prestigious contract, which is one of the largest orders for our Leopold products received to date, is recognition of Xylem’s commitment to working with our customers to solve their water challenges. We look forward to delivering our solutions and to beginning work on phase two of the project, which is likely to begin this year.”