Headworks Bio wins Saudi MBBR deal
Firm set to upgrade sludge plant in Eastern Province
Texas-based Headworks Bio has announced that it has won a contract to design a Moving Bed Biofilm Reactor (MBBR) system as an upgrade to a sludge plant in Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province. The upgraded plant is expected to be full commissioned by the middle of this year.
Headworks is set to undertake the process design and the supply of core components of the MBBR system – including aeration grids and media retention screens – and will also utilise its ActiveCell 920, which the firm says offers 680m2/m3 of protected surface area. The finished MBBR systems will reduce biochemical oxygen demand (BOD) and nitrification.
“We are pleased to be awarded this contract, and to have the opportunity to work with the Ministry of Water and Electricity to showcase our expertise. With the overwhelming demands in the MENA region for clean water, there are several applications that can benefit from our process knowledge. We look forward to successfully delivering this project and working on other opportunities with the Ministry [of Water and Electricity],” said Headworks senior VP, Gerald Seidl.
When work is finished, the capacity of the plant will be boosted by 40%, and will produce effluent quality suitable for reuse. Headworks says that the design consists of four trains, each treating 7,000m3 per day.