LG Chem announced on June 11 that it has been selected as the sole supplier of reverse osmosis filters for use in the seawater desalination plant with a capacity of 300,000 tons that Metito, a global leading water treatment company, is building in El Galalah and Port Said, Egypt.
A reverse osmosis filter is a component for water treatment, which purifies water by applying a high pressure to solutions with different concentrations and allowing only water molecules to pass through its membrane.
The water treatment project in Egypt is to build the largest seawater desalination plant in the country that is capable of supplying freshwater to approximately one million people at the same time. LG Chem is scheduled to supply its products to Metito from the second half of this year.
Earlier last year, LG Chem signed a similar contract in Oman for a plant with a capacity of 250,000 tons. The company is aiming to rise to the top in the industry in 2018 by joining many more projects in the Middle East, Africa, etc.
LG Chem has sharpened its competitive edge in the industrial reverse osmosis filter market by supplying its products to Coca Cola, Panasonic and so on. Its clients also include the Korea Electric Power Corporation, the Shuaibah Power Plant located in Saudi Arabia, Petrobras and a wastewater disposal plant in Scottsdale, Arizona.