SUEZ wins oil refinery effluent treatment upgrade in Cameroon

Cameroon National Refining Company has awarded a SUEZ-led consortium a €22 million contract to modernise and extend an effluent treatment plant...

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LIMBÈ, Cameroon – Cameroon National Refining Company (SO.NA.RA) has awarded a SUEZ-led consortium a €22 million contract to modernise and extend an effluent treatment plant.

SUEZ will take a €6 million share from the consortium deal, which involves SOGEA SATOM and INGENICA and is the group's first venture in treating effluents from the refining industry in sub-Saharan Africa.

The contract won by SUEZ will make significant improvements to the quality of the treated effluents before they are discharged into the natural environment, helping to limit the SO.NA.RA refinery's environmental impact.

Ensuring these effluents are treated optimally is a key issue for Limbé, one of Cameroon's beach resorts, in order to protect the coastline and enhance the region's attractiveness.

SO.NA.RA’s site – the only refinery in Cameroon – is 82 percent owned by the government, and produces almost two million tonnes of refined hydrocarbons per year.

SUEZ will equip the plant with POSEIDON™ technology for pre-treating effluentusing flotation in the refinery.

The consortium will also build a storm basin with a capacity of 18,500 m3 to collect polluted rainwater before treating it, preventing surface run-off of water containing high levels of hydrocarbons.

The modernisation of the plant, which will be finalised in September 2018, will have a treatment capacity of 9,600 m3/day of industrial water and rainwater.

In North Africa, SUEZ provided the equipment for the effluent treatment line at the SONATRACH refinery in Algiers.

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