An innovative and sustainable project with the signature of GS Inima.
The Hialeah reverse osmosis water purification plant located in Florida was awarded to GS Inima, and has a production capacity of 10 million gallons of drinking water per day. From its conception, a innovative and sustainable design that will maximize the quality of the water produced, along with energy efficiency and flexibility to meet the city's future water needs. The City of Hialeah, Florida, and Miami-Dade County are well aware of the importance that reliable, abundant drinking water has played over its rich history over the past decades, and the critical role it will continue to play in the future growth of the region. In 2010, the City of Hialeah began the bidding process for a new reverse osmosis water desalination plant to produce 10 million gallons of potable water per day (MGD) and thus satisfy these needs. The bidding procedure designated by Hialeah was through a DBO, Design / Construction / Operation, being GS Inima the main awardee of this Project.
After a piloting and design phase, the construction of the plant was completed in October 2014. Therefore, the operation and maintenance phase is carried out GS Inima since May 2015, with a 20-year contract. From the beginning, an innovative and sustainable design was sought that would maximize the quality of the water produced, along with energy efficiency and flexibility to meet the City's future water needs; In addition, the innovation in the operation and maintenance of the Project results in the operational efficiency and durability of the equipment.
Therefore, during the piloting and design phase, GS Inima studied numerous reverse osmosis options and technologies, experimenting with which membranes would work best in a variety of current and future scenarios. These previous studies have proven essential in the long term, considering that the brackish water obtained from the wells for the process could vary (as it has) over the years of operation. This pilot program allowed the team to incorporate elements throughout the treatment process that provide maximum operability, flexibility and reliability to the City of Hialeah; while minimizing the consumption of electricity and chemical products in the purification treatment. During the piloting and design phase, GS Inima studied numerous reverse osmosis options and technologies, experimenting with which membranes would work best in a variety of current and future scenarios.