May 06, 2009

Siemens Awarded Contract for Treatment Plants in Thailand

Water and wastewater plants will serve joint venture between the Dow Chemical Co. and Siam Cement group

Siemens Ltd. Thailand was awarded a double-digit million-dollar contract by MTP HPPO Mfg. Co., Ltd., a joint venture between The Dow Chemical Co. and the Siam Cement Group, for water treatment and wastewater treatment plants. The plants will support a grassroots joint venture complex being built by Dow, the Siam Cement Group and Solvay at the Asia Industrial Estate in Rayong, Thailand. Siemens will design, engineer, manufacture, supply, construct and provide commissioning support for the water and wastewater treatment plants, which are expected to be completed and operating by mid to late 2010, respectively.

The joint venture complex at the Asia Industrial Estate will include the complete infrastructure required for industrial operations, including utilities, water and wastewater treatment and sludge handling. Located on Thailand’s south coast, the estate will meet environmental standards required by its proximity to residential communities, pristine beaches and resorts. The complex will include hydrogen peroxide, propylene oxide, propylene glycol, specialty elastomers and hydrogen steam methane reforming manufacturing plants.

Siemens will supply sand filters, reverse osmosis and ion exchange equipment to the water treatment plant, which will deliver 1600 cu meters per hour of utility water, 200 cu meters per hour of demineralized water and 60 cu meters per hour of potable water to the facility.

Siemens will provide the wastewater treatment facility with a biological wastewater treatment design consisting of jet aeration, high-performance Tow-Bro clarifiers, sand filters and activated carbon filters. The plant will treat up to 200 cu meters per hour of process wastewater to meet discharge limits.