Weir Envig wraps up major water treatment project in South Africa

Weir Envig of South Africa was due to complete last month the full turnkey supply of a new water treatment plant at Sasol Synthetic Fuels (SSF) West, Secunda, under one of the largest contracts it has won since joining the Weir Group.

Jan. 15, 2001—Weir Envig of South Africa was due to complete last month the full turnkey supply of a new water treatment plant at Sasol Synthetic Fuels (SSF) West, Secunda, under one of the largest contracts it has won since joining the Weir Group.

�The plant is of paramount importance�, says Pieter Jacobs, Sasol�s senior project manager for the Unit 44 demin project. �The fast track nature of the scheme is needed to meet increased condensate demands at SSF West�.

The Sasol project entails the design, construction and commissioning of a dual demin train with a net capacity of 325 m3/h per train. Ion exchange technology, in the form of state-of-the-art packed bed systems, is being employed to ensure excellent water quality and to keep effluent volumes at a minimum.

According to Dr Andre Burger, technical director for Weir Envig, good ergonomic design will provide accessibility and maintainability for Sasol�s operation personnel while making efficient use of space at the new site.

Danie Nel, managing director, said the project extended the list of major installations carried out by Weir Envig in the water treatment industry in South Africa. "This is an important factor when penetrating new markets. We are currently tendering similar projects in the UK and Far East," he said.

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