In 2012, was built in the area of
Vassilikos Power Station, the largest desalination plant in Cyprus, produced
about 60,000 cubic meters of water per day.
In 2009, the construction contract was
signed with Israeli company IDE Technologies Ltd, while the unit was delivered
in 2012 with a final cost of 45.6 million euros. The explosion in Marine Base
in July 2011 caused major damage to the Plant, causing a delay in completion of
The plant processes the water in three
pretreatment, is done by water
filtration through 9 filters
main treatment by the process of reverse
osmosis (SWRO), the water is purified by the reduction of boron and chlorine
post treatment, introduces calcium and
then desalinated water is distributed to the Water Development Department.
The Vassilikos Desalination Plant gives
the EAC the opportunity to exploit synergies resulting from its existing
activities and the know-how of its staff.
The Non-regulated Activities Unit is
responsible for the operation and maintenance of the desalination plant as well
as for the management of all external contracts relating to the 20-year
contract signed in 2010 between the EAC and the Water Development Department (WDD),
for selling the potable water produced.