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In July 2009, Salt Separation Services were awarded a contract for a 400 m3/dseawater Reverse Osmosis (RO) desalination plants for installation on-board the cruise ship Crystal Symphony.

The plant will include an energy recovery device to reduce the overall cost of producing fresh water by reducing energy requirements in the order of 30 to 40%.


It is anticipated that installation on-board Crystal Symphony will commence in April 2010.

For a record 14th year, Crystal Cruises has been voted “World’s Best Large-Ship Cruise Line” by the readers of Travel + Leisure magazine.  The ultra-luxury line is the only cruise line, resort or hotel to have won the prestigious award each year since the awards’ inception.

27th April 2009

Salt Separation Services have recently delivered a skid-mounted UF/RO plant for waste water treatment to a site in the Czech Republic.

The plant was delivered with associated back-washing system, tanks, control system and CIP system.

Prior to despatch, the plant was fully factory tested. In normal operation, the plant is fully automatic.

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Skid Mounted

In July 2008, Salt Separation Services were awarded a contract to design, manufacture and commission four 450 m3/d seawater Reverse Osmosis desalination plants for installation on two cruise ships to be constructed by a European shipyard.

Each of the 124,000 GT ships will be fitted with two of the 450 m3/d plants.

During construction, manufacturing surveillance will be undertaken by Lloyd’s Register.

Manufacture of the plants is to take place during 2009 and 2010.

These will be the first plants that Salt Separation Services have installed on “new-build” cruise ships, with all previous installations being retrofits into existing vessels.

The award of this contract demonstrates Salt Separation Services market strength in this particular sector.

RO contract

In June 2008, Salt Separation Services were awarded two contracts, together worth over £0.6 million, for 400 m3/day seawater Reverse Osmosis (RO) desalination plants for installation on-board cruise ships.

The contracts, with two separate customers, are for the design, manufacture, installation and commissioning of the plants on Crystal Cruise’s Crystal Serenity and P & O Cruise’s Oceana.

It is anticipated that installation on-board Crystal Serenity will commence in November 2008 whilst Oceana will be started in early 2009.

In February 2008, Salt Separation Services were awarded a new contract to further improve support to the Royal Navy’s fresh water production and treatment equipment. The contract is expected to deliver up to 20% savings and dramatically increase the efficiency of stores and engineering support offered to the fleet.

Salt Separation Services were selected following competition, having demonstrated their ability to offer Value For Money solutions for provision of a management service and technical helpdesk throughout the life of the contract and a spares/repairs service that will meet required availability targets as measured against some demanding performance indicators.

Under the contract, Salt Separation Services will assume responsibility for Reverse Osmosis units, fresh water filtration equipment as well as chlorine and antiscalant dosing equipment. The scope of which is to include spares, repairs, management of a documentation suite and technical support.

Although primarily focused on the supply of spares, an additional requirement of the contract was to look at the feasibility of improving the reliability of the Reverse Osmosis plants fitted to the T23 Class Frigate. Recent commitment by the RN to operations worldwide has seen the original Reverse Osmosis plant (installed some 10 years ago) increasingly operating outside its designed parameters resulting in numerous failures and large periods of plant downtime whilst on deployed operations (some failures even making it into the national newspapers under the headline “HMS Stinky”). Salt Separation Services have presented a number of very innovative and potentially cost effective solutions to these problems which MESH WATER are keen to explore further.

Darren Low, Project Leader for the MESH WATER EPT stated:

“I’m looking forward to doing business with Salt Separation Services. This is a very important contract for us as it guarantees the continuity of supply for over 2,000 spares at significant savings compared to the current, multiple contract, enabling arrangements.

Salt Separation Services have shown their ability and commitment to all aspects of the contract and have developed a number of innovative approaches to providing an affordable solution to the increasingly challenging problems encountered on the Type 23’s”

The two largest and most powerful surface warships ever constructed for the Royal Navy are to be fitted with Reverse Osmosis plants manufactured by Salt Separation Services.

The two new Aircraft Carriers, HMS Queen Elizabeth and HMS Prince Of Wales, are due to enter service in 2014 and 2016 respectively.


The contract with BAE Systems Surface Fleet Solutions, one of the Aircraft Carrier Alliance participants, covers the design, manufacture and commissioning of Reverse Osmosis plants for both fresh water production and for the production of technical water. In addition, the scope of supply also includes chlorine dosing equipment and embarked fresh water filtration.

The contract, worth approximately £1.3 million, was awarded following a competitive tendering process.

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