SAN LEANDRO, Calif.—September 9, 2015—Energy Recovery Inc. (NASDAQ:ERII), the leader in pressure energy technology for industrial fluid flows, today announced an award for $1.4 million to supply its PX Pressure Exchanger® technology for the world’s first large-scale solar-powered desalination plant, located in Saudi Arabia. The order is expected to ship during the first quarter of 2016.

Energy Recovery will supply its PX-Q300 Pressure Exchanger devices as part of a project that will supply 60,000 cubic meters of fresh water per day. Energy Recovery estimates the PX devices will reduce plant power consumption by 8.4 MW, saving over 73 GWh of energy per year. The plant is expected to be online by the first quarter of 2017.

Energy Recovery’s President and CEO Joel Gay stated, “As a company at the vanguard of desalination technology, we are proud to be part of a project that represents another great leap forward for the industry. Our PX Pressure Exchanger technology continues to play a crucial role in desalination processes, even as plant designs evolve, which increases my confidence that our technology will remain critical to this industry for a long time to come.”

About Energy Recovery

Energy Recovery (NASDAQ:ERII) develops award-winning technology that recycles unused pressure energy to improve productivity of industrial pumping systems. Our technology protects vulnerable equipment and saves substantial energy and maintenance costs for operators within the oil & gas, chemical, and water industries. With more than 16,000 devices worldwide, our products save clients more than $1.5 billion (USD) annually. Headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area, Energy Recovery has offices in Shanghai and Dubai. Visit

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