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The Mai Liao complex is the largest petrochemical site in Taiwan
Veolia, through its oil and gas solutions and technologies unit, has been awarded a contract with Formosa Petrochemical Corp. (FPCC), a Taiwanese refiner and olefins producer. The contract, worth more than 15 million euros, is a demonstration of Veolia’s technologies for water recycling in the oil and gas industry.
As per FPCC's request to expand the production capacity of its Mai Liao petrochemical complex (southwest coast of Taiwan), and also further reducing its surface water consumption, Veolia will upgrade the water treatment plant of the complex. This solution and the technologies implemented by Veolia on this site will provide a decrease in raw water consumption of the plant (from 60,000 cu meters per day down to 25,000 cu meters per day, of which 5,000 cu meters per day of water reused), and higher treatment of effluents and protection of the environment in this region, in particular of a rare and unique species of pink dolphins.
In the framework of this contract, the result of a cooperation between the companies to lay out the most appropriate technology, Veolia will design the water treatment plant upgrade, supply the technology and equipment and guarantee a performance on the upgraded plant. Solutions used at FPCC Mai Lioa site include in-house technologies, such as AnoxKaldnes MBBR (moving bed bio reactor), which maximize water reuse.
The Mai Liao complex is the largest in Taiwan with a refining capacity of 540,000 barrels per day and a yearly production of ethylene and propylene exceeding respectively 2.9 and 2.3 million tons.