Flowserve, a provider of flow control products and services for the global infrastructure markets, has bagged an order for Calder Dual Work Exchanger Energy Recovery (DWEER) units with an approximate value of $10m for the Sorek seawater desalination plant.

The majority of the booking for this order is to be reflected in the second quarter of 2010, the company said.

Sorek seawater desalination plant has a capacity of 150 million cubic meters (39.6 trillion US gallons) per year and features isobaric chamber recovery system technology. Sorek Desalination, a joint venture between IDE Technologies and Hutchison Water, owns the facility.

Flowserve Calder products and technologies are involved in the design, engineering and supply of energy recovery equipment and related technologies for the reverse-osmosis process used in desalination plants globally.

Calder energy recovery technology is designed to capture and reuse waste energy in the desalination process, lowering net energy consumption and improving overall process efficiency, the company said.

Tom Ferguson, president of Flow Solutions, said: ”This order further solidifies our position as a leader in the growing desalination industry.

”A key factor in selecting Flowserve was the lowest total cost of ownership; a 24-year life-cycle cost analysis found Flowserve was the most efficient and economical choice for Sorek when considering capital, operating cost, energy efficiency and maintenance.”