Apr 17, 2012

Aquatech Awarded Order for Demineralizing Plant in Saudi Arabia

Expected to be completed in early 2013

Aquatech, a global provider of water purification technology for industrial and infrastructure markets, has won an order for a demineralizing plant for IBN Rushd, a Saudi Arabia Basic Industries Corp. (SABIC) affiliate petrochemical facility, in Yanbu, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

The technology supplied by Aquatech is a mixed bed demineralizer of 130 cu-meters-per-hour capacity. The plant will treat desalinated water and convert it to demineralized water for downstream use as boiler feed water. The treated water will have 0.1 Msiem/cm conductivity and silica levels of less than 0.1 parts per million.

This is a repeat order for Aquatech, which had supplied a similar plant of three mixed bed units for the same facility in 1995. As part of the expansion plans, the two new units supplied by Aquatech will be consolidated with the earlier units.

The plant is expected to be completed around early 2013.

Aquatech has recently worked with several SABIC affiliates, including United Petrochemicals, PetroKemya and Sharq.

"This project demonstrates our wide range of water purification solutions and our expertise in the industrial sector," said Vikrant Sarin, manager - Technical & Business Development (Industrial Solutions), Aquatech Eastern (FZE).

This recent win further consolidates Aquatech's presence in the oil and gas, chemicals and petrochemicals arena, particularly in Asia, where the company is executing several projects in these sectors throughout India, the Middle East and China.