Metito to supply Das Island with potable water

Abu Dhabi Marine Operating Company (ADMA OPCO) has awarded an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract on Das Island worth US$21 million to Metito. Das Island is the centre of the UAE's offshore oil industry, lying in the heart of the Arabian Gulf, approximately 140 km north-west of Abu Dhabi...

Dec 30th, 2008

• Metito to design, construct and install a new reverse osmosis plant to supply Das Island, Abu Dhabi with its potable water

ABU DHABI, UAE, Dec. 29 2008 -- Abu Dhabi Marine Operating Company (ADMA OPCO) has awarded an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract on Das Island worth US$21 million to Metito. Das Island is the centre of the UAE's offshore oil industry, lying in the heart of the Arabian Gulf, approximately 140 km north-west of Abu Dhabi. The island serves as the export terminal for ADMA OPCO's oil from their offshore fields and for liquefied natural gas produced by the Abu Dhabi Gas Liquefaction Company (ADGAS), both of which are part of the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company, ADNOC.

Being an oil hub, companies operating on Das Island face many challenges in adhering to the strict health and safety standards set by ADMA OPCO. Metito who have had an impeccable safety record in its 50 years of operation runs vigorous HSE standards that have been fully audited and approved by the oil company to operate on the island.

The project will require the carrying out of detailed design, engineering, procurement, installation, construction, pre-commissioning and commissioning services for Das Island using reverse osmosis (RO) technology and a demineralisation unit to provide boiler feed water. The new water treatment plant will replace the existing facilities that have been in operation for the last 25 years.

"This project highlights the continued commitment of Metito in carrying out major EPC contracts with high profile clients and supplying water wherever it is needed" said Omar Al Zoubi, General Manager of Metito Abu Dhabi. He went on to say "not only are we focused on expanding the company, but we are also maintaining and developing our obligation to creating a sustainable environment."

The whole project will house a reverse osmosis plant with a treated water capacity of 600,000 imperial gallons per day and a demineralization plant with a daily capacity of 80,000 imperial gallons. Metito will also handle the construction of the electrical substation and water storage tanks to support the plants.

The process works by an intake of raw sea water from the north of Das Island which contains 55,000 mg/l of total dissolved solids and treated by reverse osmosis technology to potable water containing Total Dissolved Solids of 300mg/l.

Metito, founded in 1958, is a leading international company in the provision of desalination, water supply and wastewater treatment projects and services.

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