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Aquatech wins Oman desalination deal

Firm to supply multiple effect distillation technology for Orpic plant.

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Aquatech has won a contract to design and supply a multiple effect distillation (MED) seawater desalination system for Oman's Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries Company (Orpic).

The water and wastewater technology firm's services under the deal will include design, equipment supply, testing and commissioning of three MED units, with accessories and post treatment systems, to produce distilled water.
The desalination plant is scheduled to be commissioned in early 2016.

Aquatech is supplying the system to a Petrofac - Daelim Joint Venture that has the full engineering, procurement and construction contract for the entire refinery project.

The system will comprise three MED with thermal vapour compression (MED-TVC) units, each with a net capacity of 5,352 m³/d; three fractional electrodeionization (FEDI) demineralization units, each with a capacity of 3,360 m³/d for boiler feed water with less than 0.1 parts per million of dissolved solids; and two remineralization dosing skids for the production of service water and potable water.

The desalination facility will treat seawater from the Indian Ocean to produce pure water with less than 5 mg/l of total dissolved solids. Plant steam will be used to provide the energy to operate the desalination units.

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