Desalination Unit providing drinking water to the Municipality 10.000 m3/day
The failure of the citizens of Argostoli to enjoy drinking water from their fountains belongs to the past thanks to decisive and valuable contribution.
The biggest and most modern desalination unit producing drinking water in Greece of TEMAK to
the implementation of the project.
In March of 2019, TEMAK, in collaboration with the contractor, successfully delivered the largest and most modern brackish water desalination system in Greece with capacity of 10.000 m3 drinking water per day. It is a modern potable water production system based on Reverse Osmosis process. In addition to that, it is the third desalination system operating on the island. It is noted that TEMAK also contributed to one of the largest development projects on the island in the last decade by installing 2 desalination units in 2011 in Fiskardo, producing 700 m3 per day drinking water from sea water.
Pure Drinking Water
Municipalities – Communities
PROBLEMS AND CHALLENGES
Poor water quality, estimated to present chlorinated concentration (Cl-) which is five times more than the acceptable international limits (250 mg/L). Difficult access and transportation of equipment on the island, as well as local conditions, were the main issues that had to be tackled by TEMAK. The company’s rules on the use of certified raw materials, in combination with the exploration of new innovative solutions led to the completion of a unique project in Greece, providing safe, clean and potable water to citizens of Kefalonia.
The Desalination Unit of brackish water in Argostoli, Kefalonia, is not only a model solution of processing brackish water as it provides drinking water to the Municipality of TEMAK but also can become the springboard for the construction of new water production plants all over Greece.