Water treatment and desalination
Water available in urban areas is rarely drinkable without undergoing treatment. Treatment plants are therefore necessary most of the time. In Algeria, Artelia is assisting with the rehabilitation of four treatment plants in the east of the country. In France our teams are designing and supervising the construction of several raw water treatment plants (Cholet, Graon and Mervent) and finalising a new seawater desalination process at Belle-Ile-en-Mer. In Qatar, Artelia was selected to study the feasibility of a solar-powered (CSP) desalination installation capable of producing water for irrigation at a rate of up to 50 m3 per second.