Veolia to deliver MPPE water purification unit to Australia floating natural gas plant

Veolia will supply a Macro Porous Polymer Extraction (MPPE) water purification unit for an Australian Floating Liquefied Natural Gas (FLNG) facility.

Ede, the Netherlands, Jan. 22, 2013 -- VWS MPP Systems, subsidiary of Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies, has been awarded a contract by Samsung, as part of the Technip Samsung Consortium (TSC), to supply a Macro Porous Polymer Extraction (MPPE) water purification unit for a Floating Liquefied Natural Gas (FLNG) facility.

The MPPE unit will be used for Shell's Prelude FLNG project in Australia, the largest offshore floating facility ever built in the world (488 meters long, 74 meters wide).

During the production of natural gas, formation and dehydration water is co-produced containing dissolved and dispersed aromatic, aliphatic and polyaromatic hydrocarbons. Veolia's MPPE water treatment technology helps to achieve Shell's environmental objectives.

VWS MPP Systems has extensive worldwide expertise in the development, marketing and servicing of separation systems for waste water, offshore produced water, process water and groundwater streams. With its robust and flexible operation and growing range of applications, the MPPE system has been proven to be the ideal solution to aim at zero harmful discharge by removing toxic dissolved and dispersed hydrocarbons.

About Samsung Heavy Industries

Samsung Heavy Industries is one of the largest shipbuilders in the world and has the world's largest dry dock which makes the production of the Shell FLNG possible. Samsung Heavy Industries has successfully completed diverse projects with the aim of securing global leadership in various sectors including shipbuilding, offshore, engineering and construction, wind power, power and control systems. Most notably, it has achieved unbeatable leadership in the high-tech high-value shipbuilding sector by maintaining the world's No. 1 share in the drill ship, ultra-large container ship, LNG carrier and FSPO markets.

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