Kiribati Institute of Technology Training

ABOUT THE PROJECT

Moerk Water strongly believe that water treatment projects will only succeed if local expertise is built up to an appropriate level. Given that Moerk Water has multiple solar powered seawater reverse osmosis units in Kiribati, the company has entered into a training partnership with the Kiribati Institute of Training. This partnership involves training electrical and plumbing tradespeople in how to operate, service and maintain both solar power systems and seawater reverse osmosis plants. To support the training efforts, Moerk Water have provided an automated solar powered seawater reverse osmosis system which will be housed in a specialty building on the Kiribati Institute of Training Betio Campus. Groundbreaking for the new building began in June 2022. Moerk plan to train the first cohort of students before the end of 2022. The supplied system is easy to use and is a showcase which demonstrates the combination of locally available spare parts with quality Australian-German engineering.

Project Outcomes: 

 

  • Moerk Water have entered into a partnership with the Kiribati Institute of Training to develop local capacity in solar power and seawater desalination
  • Moerk Water supplied a solar powered seawater desalination system to the Institute of Training to assist with hands on training¬†
  • The solar powered seawater desalination system will be housed in a specialty building on campus. Groundbreaking for this building commenced in June 2022
  • Moerk Water plan to train the first cohort of students before the end of 2022.
PROJECT DETAILS
  • Capability Community Water Independence
  • Feedwater Sea Water
  • Water Quality Red Flags Salinity
  • Primary Water Treatment Membrane Desalination
  • Project Outcomes