Veolia Water Technologies wins technical deal in Kuwait

veolaVeolia Water Technologies, through its subsidiary VWS Oil & Gas, has been awarded a US$20mn contract in Kuwait for engineering, supply and commissioning of a complete incineration unit to handle oily and biological sludge at Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC) facilities

Veolia Water Technologies is supplying the sludge treatment technologies to two oil refineries as part of a major project that covers a broad revamping of the facilities.

The company would be providing its expertise to the joint venture that manages the project and was set up between Fluor, Daewoo and Hyundai.

The technologies to be supplied and commissioned by Veolia Water Technologies include:

• Own Pyrofluid™ thermal treatment solution with a capacity of 5.2 tonnes of oily and biological sludge per hour

• A steam-producing waste-heat boiler and two heat exchangers

• Dry fume treatment technologies

• A system to handle and store sludge with two 2,340 cu/m silos

• Storage and dosing reagents

In addition, the company will purchase and manufacture all the required equipment, instrumentation, piping and structures, sourcing them through its own network of subcontractors based in Europe and the Middle East.

Thierry Froment, head of Veolia Water Technologies Oil & Gas business, said, “This contract is a clear indication of how Veolia Water Technologies is in an ideal position to further develop in the oil and gas sector in the Middle East. It is one of the few water technology companies able to deliver a project of this complexity, having at its disposal such a wide range of proven technologies perfectly adaptable to oil and gas customers in the region.”

The project should be delivered in the next 16 months.


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