Aquatech to supply thermal desalination system for Oman refinery project

Aquatech recently announced that it has been awarded a contract to design and supply a multiple effect distillation seawater desalination system for the Sohar Refinery Improvement Project in Oman, a nation on the Arabian Peninsula.

SHARJAH, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, Aug. 25, 2015 -- Aquatech, a global specialist in water and wastewater technologies for the industrial and infrastructure markets, recently announced that it has been awarded a contract to design and supply a multiple effect distillation (MED) seawater desalination system for the Sohar Refinery Improvement Project in Oman, a nation on the Arabian Peninsula.

Orpic (Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries Company), head of the project, specified MED technology for uninterrupted water supply to boilers and other site needs. The desalination facility will supply pure water to boilers, service water and potable water.

Aquatech's scope of services includes design, equipment supply, testing, and commissioning of three MED units, complete with accessories and post treatment systems, to produce distilled water within a challenging schedule as demanded by the project. The company is supplying the system to a Petrofac-Daelim Joint Venture that has the full EPC contract for the whole refinery project.

Expected to be commissioned in early 2016, the system supplied by Aquatech will comprise:

  • Three multiple effect distillation with thermal vapor compression (MED-TVC) units, each with a net capacity of 5,352 m3/day
  • Three fractional electrodeionization (FEDI) demineralization units, each with a capacity of 3,360 m3/day of ultrapure water for boiler feed
  • Two remineralization dosing skids for the production of service water and potable water

The desalination facility will treat seawater from the Indian Ocean to produce pure water with less than five mg/l of total dissolved solids. Plant steam will be used to provide the energy to operate the desalination units. It is designed for a performance gain output ratio (GOR) of over 6.3. The demineralization system consists of the patented FEDI process and will provide ultrapure water with less than 0.1 ppm of dissolved solids for boiler feed water.

See also:

"Ras Al Khaimah's desalination plant open for business"

"Scaling Up the Middle East's Renewable Desalination"


About Aquatech

Aquatech is a global leader in water purification technology for industrial and infrastructure markets with a focus on desalination, water reuse, and zero liquid discharge. The company is headquartered in the United States, and has a significant presence worldwide through subsidiaries in India, Europe, the Middle East, and China. Aquatech strives to provide technology leadership and performance excellence to the global water industry, and aims to support its clients with cutting-edge sustainable solutions, minimizing their life cycle cost, as well as their carbon and water footprint. For more information, visit www.aquatech.com.

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