Santiago, capital of desalination in Cuba

2018-07-17 10:24:56 / / Translated by: Aylen Lesmes Bonachea

Santiago, capital of desalination in Cuba

The province of Santiago de Cuba ratifies itself as a laboratory for the brackish water desalination in the country, with the next start up of three modern desalination plants in the coastal municipality of Guamá, the beginning of the implementation of another, which will benefit Antonio Maceo thermoelectric and the stable functioning of the Boca de Cabañas plant, the major of its type in the country.

The engineer Janet Cobo Triana, delegate of the Hydraulic Resources National Institute in that province, qualified this fact as a great strength for facing coming periods of drought, which, according to the current climate variability, are more frequent and intense each time.

The plants of Guamá will be installed in the pumping stations of Palo Gordo, el Francés and Bahía Larga, and they constitute a guarantee of continuity in the service to the people, from a secure source for the human consumption, even in extreme situations, as the one that was lived with the intense drought that lashed the territory until middles of the past year and that obligated to stop the delivery of the vital liquid from its supply sources.

With an inverse osmosis system and the peculiarity of being the unique of the country, directly linked with the supply to the people, till the date the Boca de Cabañas desalination plant in Santiago de Cuba, has deliver more than half million of cubic meters of potable water at the rate of 50 liters by second.

Likewise, neighboring of the Boca de Cabañas plant, it was began the civil work execution of a new plant of 200 cubic meters by hour for the Antonio Maceo thermoelectric, that will make the important industry of the Parada system totally independent and it will maintain the vitality of the service face to the hydrologic drought events.

Cobo Triana insisted that maintaining the novel technology in good condition, from a good operation of the installed equipment, is the challenge that faces the Hydraulic Resources System of Santiago, turned in the desalination capital in Cuba.

By: Digital Department

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