Zirku Island UF/RO desalination plant awarded to Metito

Oil and gas firm the Zakum Development Company in Abu Dhabi has contracted Metito in a project worth USD$5.7 million to provide containerised desalination packages...

Oil and gas firm the Zakum Development Company (ZADCO) in Abu Dhabi has contracted Metito in a project worth USD$5.7 million to provide containerised desalination packages.

The project will see Metito provide emergency containerised water packages to the Zirku Island to produce needed potable water through seawater desalination.

The project will utilise the Reverse Osmosis (RO) and ultra-filtration (UF) technology and will be followed by the required construction and interconnecting pipelines and other tie-ins (EPC) work.

In addition, Metito scope of work includes supervision of the construction work, testing and commissioning followed by six months operation and maintenance (O&M) of the plants.

Zirku Island, located 140 kilometres North West of Abu Dhabi is the main industrial base for the processing, storage and export of oil from ADNOC’s (Adu Dhabi National Oil Company) Upper Zakum, Umm Al-Dalkh and Satah oilfields. It also houses advanced oil and gas and installations, construction staff, maintaining and developing ADNOC Group’s offshore operations in the area.

The project will serve more than 1,000 inhabitants who are all ZADCO’s employees as well as irrigation usages for planting palm trees and mangroves that attract annual visits of migratory birds to the area.

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