PCI-Water to Supply Water Treatment Plant to Schering Plough (Avondale) Company in County Wicklow

PCI-Water has broken new ground by winning a contract to supply the first "Fyne" membrane water treatment plant to be installed in the Republic of Ireland. Featuring tubular nanofiltration membranes, the Fyne system will supply up to 480m³/24hrs of portable-quality water to Schering Plough (Avondale) Company's pharmaceutical manufacturing facility at Rathdrum, Co.Wicklow.


The Fyne plant will remove colour and other trihalomethane precursors from organic-rich river water, thereby enabling the treated product to be used as process water in pharmaceutical manufacturing processes, and also as feedwater to a purified water generation system.

Fyne tubular systems are exceptionally robust and have an outstanding record of reliability. As a result, they can be operated with low staffing levels. In addition, the plant has a small footprint that enables civil engineering work to be kept to a minimum. Moreover, the tubular membranes can be cleaned mechanically, using a foam ball technique, so both chemical consumption and discharge of waste sre minimal.

PCI-Water’s membrane plant was selected on the basis of competitive tender, with Schering Plough (Avondale) Company engaging Honeyman Water Ltd as expert consultants to assist them in the design, specification and procurement process. The choice reflects Schering Plough and Honeyman’s confidence in PCI-Water’s ability to deliver the optimum technical solution in a timely and cost effective manner.

The Fyne system will replace traditional water treatment plant on the site and will be fully operational early in 2002.

For further info please contact pciwater@pcimem.com

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