$2b desalination project launched in Tianjin
Enersave group, a Malaysia-based wastewater treatment and investment company, has launched an integrated project of seawater desalination and salt production in Tianjin Nangang Industrial Zone, with a total investment of 15 billion yuan ($2.4 billion).
Enersave said the project could desalinate seawater into various usages for industrial consumption, and produce salts and chemical products from the concentrated brine water.
Located along the southern coast of Tianjin Binhai New Area, the Nangang Industrial Zone is home to a group of petroleum and heavy chemical industries.
“The project will provide various types of industrial water and basic raw materials for local companies and help solve Tianjin’s shortage of freshwater resources,” said Wai Shiang Liang, CEO of the Enersave Group.