Ballylumford Power Station – RO Plant Upgrade Project

Ballylumford Power Station extracts sea water from Larne Lough for use within the facility. The Reverse Osmosis (RO) Plant Room processes the extracted sea water into deionised water. The deionised water is used as the main coolant on the main generation turbines. The existing dual media carbon steel trunk header pipework (350mm dia) entering and exiting the eight filter vessels via 150mm control station pipework had developed leaks and localised failures due to destructive aqueous corrosion.