Gold Coast Desalination Plant

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Gold Coast Desalination Plant
Desalination plant
LocationTugun, Queensland
Coordinates28°09′26″S 153°29′49″E / 28.1571°S 153.497°E / -28.1571; 153.497Coordinates: 28°09′26″S 153°29′49″E / 28.1571°S 153.497°E / -28.1571; 153.497[1]
Estimated output125 megalitres per day
Extended output167 megalitres per day
CostA$1.2 billion
Energy usageGrid
(renewable being discussed[2])
TechnologyReverse Osmosis
Percent of water supply27% of South-Eastern Queensland
Operation dateFebruary 2009 (February 2009)
WebsiteGold Coast Desalination Plant

The Gold Coast desalination plant is a 125 ML/d (46 gigalitres per year) reverse osmosis, water desalination plant located in Tugun, a seaside suburb of the Gold Coast.

References[change | change source]

  1. Gold Coast Desalination Pipeline Network Map 1a
  2. "Gold Coast desal plant to go green". The Age. Melbourne. 2008-03-16.