Processing Magazine

Aquatech awarded contract for wastewater recycle system in Turkmenistan gas field development project

May 30, 2012

SHARJAH, United Arab Emirates -- Aquatech, a global leader in water purification for industrial and infrastructure markets, has been awarded a contract to design and supply a wastewater recycle system in a gas field development project in Turkmenistan.

Because the plant is in an area where effluents cannot be discharged and reuse is the only option, a Zero Liquid Discharge (ZLD) technology was specified in the project.

Aquatech, an industry leader in ZLD systems, is supplying the patented HERO™ (High Efficiency Reverse Osmosis) technology to achieve 90% recovery of the total wastewater. The plant capacity is 120 cubic meters per hour, and the system is designed to operate the outdoor equipment in an ambient condition of minus 28 degrees C.

Aquatech was awarded this project based on its extensive experience in achieving consistently higher recoveries from difficult wastewater, such as refinery wastewater, using HERO. The company also has previous experience in executing projects under similar ambient conditions, notably in China.

The plant is expected to be completed in one year.

Speaking about the contract, Sreekumar Pillai, General Manager International Sales & Marketing for Aquatech, commented that, "Aquatech has won this project based on our established expertise and experience in treating challenging waters, as well as our successful previous experience in similar projects. We are very pleased to have been awarded this contract in spite of facing tough competition from neighboring countries like Russia."