MARKET PROSPECTS The new wastewater treatment plant is scheduled to enter service in 2015.
Veolia Water awarded major coal gas contract in Australia
GC, a subsidiary of BG Group, has signed a E650 million contract with Veolia Water to manage the three water treatment plants at its coal gas production sites in the Surat Basin, in southeast Queensland, Australia. The 20-year contract to treat and recycle the water from the coal gas wells includes an option for a five-year extension. From June 2013, Veolia Water will manage the three water treatment plants at the Surat Basin coal gas extraction site. The gas field, operated by QGC, covers an area of 20 000 km2 and includes plans for drilling 6000 wells by 2030. Veolia Water will treat the production water from these 6000 wells as they enter production. Almost 200 000 m3 of production water will be treated each day. The production water, which has a high salt content, is pumped up from the wells together with the methane and must undergo complex treatment before being reused for industrial or agricultural purposes.
Aquatech evaporator system to treat produced water at Alberta SAGD facility
quatech has won the contract to design and supply a produced water evaporator system for Pengrowth Lindbergh Energy Corp’s SAGD facility in the Cold Lake region of Alberta, Canada. Designed using Aquatech’s patented High Efficiency Evaporation process (HEVAP), the system will treat produced water to provide high quality boiler feedwater that will be converted into steam to be injected into the reservoir as part of the SAGD thermal process for oil extraction. The Aquatech system will be shipped by the first quarter of 2014 with expected 4
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commissioning and start-up to be completed by the end of that year. “This is a great win for Aquatech as we continue to penetrate this key market. The selected HEVAP process for this system provides a significant increased level of operational reliability and availability, which are key requirements in any SAGD facility. We are pleased that Pengrowth has selected our patented process for their project as we view the oil sands market as having a large potential for this type of system,” said Alan Daza, vice president of sales & business development for Aquatech’s Infrastructure and Major Projects division.
Ovivo secures 3 water treatment contracts worth C$85mn
LV Group’s Ovivo business has won three major contracts from the electronics market, together worth close to C$85 million. The work includes the design, supply and commissioning of an advanced ultrapure water system as well as a sophisticated industrial process and wastewater system. “These contracts demonstrate Ovivo’s global leadership in this segment and also confirm the strategy to refocus Ovivo’s activities in growth markets such as Energy, Electronics and Metals, Municipal in Europe and North America as well as Parts and Services announced in August 2012,” said Richard Verreault, president and CEO of GLV Group. The contracts will be executed in Asia and North America over the next 18–24 months.
Microvi partners with MWH Global
icrovi Biotechnologies is teaming up with MWH Global on large-scale water and wastewater projects in Australia and Asia Pacific. Building on a number of commercial projects already operating in Australia,
Microvi and MWH are working on projects that deal with the treatment of wastewater, removing organic carbon and ammonia and a variety of pollutants including nitrate. Plans include working with three major water utilities in the Asia Pacific to build large-scale demonstration plants that will incorporate Microvi’s technologies based on its proprietary MicroNiche Engineering platform.
Bechtel secures EPC contract for 3rd Panda Power project
echtel has been awarded the engineering, procurement and construction contract for the Panda Temple II Generating Station, a 758 MW natural gas-fuelled, combined-cycle power plant in Temple, Texas, USA. This is the third power facility to be built by Bechtel and consortium partner Siemens for Panda Power Funds. The consortium is also designing and building the Panda Temple I Generating Station, which is adjacent to Panda Temple Illinois, and the Panda Sherman Power Project in Sherman, Texas. Bechtel will be responsible for project management, engineering, procurement, construction, and commissioning of the Panda Temple II facility. Siemens will provide the power-island package, including the natural gas and steam turbines and waste heat recovery boilers for the power plant.
Toyo and BASF team up for Asia Pacific partnership
apan’s Toyo Engineering Corp has signed a three-year engineering partnership agreement with BASF in Asia Pacific. The agreement covers basic engineering, detailed engineering, procurement, construction management, and other project related services in chemicals and petrochemicals in the Asia Pacific region.