Breakthrough off-grid water treatment unit, Gilghi has been awarded the NSW Water Infrastructure Project Innovation Award.
Jointly presented to Ampcontrol Group and Aurecon, who both combined expertise across power and water to design a water purifying system for use in remote communities across Australia.
Announced at the NSW Heads of Water Gala Dinner and Awards night on 28 February, the awards promote the outstanding work by individuals and organisations in the water industry. The evening recognises innovation and excellence in the technology, business and delivery of water projects.
The Sydney awards was attended by Ampcontrol Group representative Wayne Diemar, Gilghi Product Manager and Aurecon’s Julian Briggs, Design Director – Water and Waste Water. After the win Mr Diemar admitted it was a bit of a shock.
“I think an award like this is a testament to the greater team across Ampcontrol and Aurecon to bring this much needed product to market.”
Pilbara Solar (PS), the sole distributor for the Gilghi in WAs Kimberley, Gascoyne and Murchison regions, applauded the win. PS Managing Director Kylie Chalmers is aware that more than 40,000 Aboriginal Australians in close to 700 locations nationwide rely on groundwater for water supply.
“These communities face challenges in accessing clean water that meets the Australian Drinking Water Guidelines. But as sole distributors of the Gilghi, PS can now supply safe, clean drinking water to remote areas in Western Australia.
“Its innovative design means it can be situated on site so that expensive potable water is no longer needed to be transported in by truck,” Ms Chalmers said.
Ghilghi’s flexible design enables the system to meet larger supply requirements and different treatment challenges without affecting the cost per litre. It comprises photovoltaic solar, batteries and a back-up diesel generator.
The self-sufficient and self-contained treatment plant is housed within a transportable shipping container, making smart use of solar power to run the plant and charge its batteries every day.
A remote community 70 kms outside Alice Springs accesses 16,000L of clean and pure drinking water per day following the instalment of the Gilghi.
Each Gilghi is manufactured to required specifications and tested in workshops, enabling plug and play installation and commissioning.
For quotes and procurement enquiries, contact Pilbara Solar 0414 555 846 or 0419 199 143.