Ampcontrol’s innovative off-grid water treatment solution, Gilghi, has been awarded a Good Design Award accolade for Social Impact at the Good Design Awards virtual event held earlier this month.
The annual Good Design Awards signify the pinnacle of Australian industry’s design and innovation honours.
Designed in collaboration with project partner Aurecon, Gilghi is an innovative off-grid water treatment plant designed for application within remote communities.
The water treatment plant utilises a standalone hybrid power supply consisting of solar photovoltaic panels, a back-up diesel generator and battery storage, and is designed to meet the demanding environmental conditions of the isolated communities in which it is located.
Receiving the prestigious design Award, Ampcontrol’s Managing Director and CEO, Rod Henderson, said it was an honour to receive recognition for their sustainable water treatment solution.
“We are incredibly proud to be playing a role in delivering a sustainable water solution to communities in need through the innovative design and advanced technology of Gilghi,” Rod said.
“For remote communities, access to clean, safe drinking water can’t be taken for granted. The Gilghi unit is designed to be serviced and supported by the community it serves, making a meaningful improvement to people’s lives.”
CEO of Good Design Australia, Dr. Brandon Gien, said that to be recognised nationally, among what was considered record entry numbers, is a testament to the hard work and innovation happening at Ampcontrol.
“Receiving a Good Design Award is a significant achievement given the very high calibre and record number of entries received in 2020,” Brandon said.
“The projects represented in this year’s Good Design Awards shine a positive light on our creative and innovative capacity as human beings.
“These inspirational winning projects give me hope and optimism that our design community will continue to innovate, no matter how challenging the world around us is.”
The Good Design Awards jury praised the Gilghi project, remarking it’s potential and appeal to a wide audience.
“A great solution and potentially a massive market across the globe. This off-grid containerised water treatment solution has the potential to make a significant impact on the lives of people who rely on groundwater for their main water supply,” they said.
“A breakthrough solution that provides remote communities with quality, potable water. This is such an amazing example of good design that makes our world better.”
IMAGE | Gilghi Remote Water System – Official Opening at Gillen Bore NT.