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Aqseptence Group installed Geiger MultiDisc Travelling Band Screen for the Barka Greenfield Desalination Plant, Oman

As the largest seawater desalination plant in the Sultanate of Oman, Barka Desalination Plant – Phase 4 (Barka IWP) has installed the Innovative Geiger® Seawater Screening Equipment.


The Barka Independent Water Project (IWP) Plant is a reverse osmosis desalination facility with a total of 281,000m3 per day of potable water output.
Before seawater is desalinated, it has to be mechanically cleaned of debris in order to protect pumps, condensers and other sensitive downstream equipment from clogging and other damage. Aqseptence Group’s Geiger®-branded two stage water intake screening system was chosen for this purpose.


For the first stage in the mechanical screening of seawater (coarse screening), the efficient and robust Geiger Cable-Operated Rake Cleaner was implemented, and for the second (fine screening) the innovative, compact and low-maintenance Geiger MultiDisc in order to protect pumps, condenser tubes and other critical equipment at the power plant. The total footprint of the plant could be reduced due to the compact Geiger MultiDisc® Travelling Band Screen.

Key Features

Delivery year: 2017

•    Compact design saves on construction costs/ shorter intake channels (Geiger MultiDisc®)
•    Easy, time-saving installation (Geiger MultiDisc®)
•    Zero carry-over of debris to the clean water side (Geiger MultiDisc®)
•    Robust and highly reliable
•    Low/easy maintenance

Technical Data

The seawater screening equipment consisted of the following:
•    3 Geiger® Cable-Operated Rake Cleaners with Duplex screws
•    3 through-flow, zero carry-over Geiger MultiDisc® 500 travelling water
      screens with Duplex screws and a spray water system with tubes made of
      Super Duplex
•    Control cabinet for fully automatic operation and a Geiger® Impressed
      Current Cathodic Corrosion Protection System

•    Flow Rate per Channel: 13, 678 m³/h
•    Number of Channels: 3
•    Bar Screen Spacing: 50 mm
•    Geiger MultiDisc® Mesh Spacing: 5.0 mm
•    Water Source: Sea Water

Locations and Contact


Aqseptence Group GmbH, Karlsruhe

Sales and Manufacturing Location
Hardeckstrasse 3
76185 Karlsruhe

Tel: +49 721 5001 0

Fax: +49 721 5001 213


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