DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Nov. 23, 2010 -- Parkson has just commissioned a new 2,000 m³/day (approximately 0.5 million gallons per day) plant. The Design-Operate-Transfer MBR plant, which can handle a maximum flow of up to 2MGD, is located in Rabigh, Saudi Arabia and will serve the residents of the large residential community that supports the regional Petro-Rabigh oil refinery.
Parkson provided initial design responsibilities for the project which includes grit removal and screening, balancing tanks, denitrification, fine-bubble aeration, submerged hollow-fiber MBRs, and a permeate wet well. The plant, with complete built-in redundancy, includes extensive process controls and 100% monitoring capabilities. In addition to overseeing the plant installation and start-up, Parkson will operate the facility under a six month operation and maintenance contract, with the possibility of longer-term operational responsibilities. With the Rabigh Sewage Treatment Plant, Parkson has demonstrated its ability to design an entire treatment plant and assimilate a full suite of processes and technologies that extend well beyond its own traditional offerings.
The privately-operated Rabigh STP will meet Title 22 requirements for unrestricted irrigation. In this region of the world, water scarcity is a harsh reality. Parkson's design will recycle much of the wastewater effluent -- at least 70% of the flow will be used for landscaping irrigation throughout the residential community. Parkson believes that this plant will set the standard for the Middle East's largest oil company, creating a plant that will serve as a model in the region. "This is the first time that Parkson has extended its wastewater treatment process knowhow in the Middle East beyond what we traditionally offer -- systems and components. I would expect to see Parkson offer more of these 'design and operate' services going forward," says Roland Mueller, General Manager of Middle East for Parkson.
The Parkson-designed MBR plant will need to remove 96-99% of the incoming BOD and be able to operate in an environment which can reach 50° C (122° F). "Parkson's long standing experience in wastewater process technologies coupled with its strong local presence were the main reasons Aramco decided to go with Parkson. Aramco had to choose among the best firms in the industry and Parkson came out on top in their technical and commercial evaluations," says Saleh Albusaili, Vice President of A.A.Al-Busaili.
About Parkson Corporation
With 25,000 installations in its 50 years of existence, Parkson Corporation is a leading provider of advanced solutions in water recycling and treatment and is committed to providing clean water for the world. Headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, with offices in Chicago, Montreal, Dubai and partners in Latin America, India and China, Parkson is an Axel Johnson Inc. company. To learn more, visit www.parkson.com.