Metito wins industrial installation contract in the South Pars Gas Field

Metito has won a US $5.45 million contract in the South Pars Gas Field Development in Assaluyeh, Iran.

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By  Rhys Jones Published  July 17, 2004

Metito, the international water, wastewater treatment and desalination firm, has won a US $5.45 million contract in the South Pars Gas Field Development in Assaluyeh, Iran. Metito will install an industrial system for phases 6, 7 and 8 of the gas field development, which is one of the largest projects ever secured by the company in Iran. The project involves an international joint venture between Toyo and JGC of Japan, the Industrial Development & Renovation Organisation (IDRO) of Iran and Daelim of Korea. The packages involved industrial wastewater treatment, demineralisation and condensate decoiling systems. “This is the world’s biggest natural gas development, and the awarding of these phases make it our biggest project in the gas sector in Iran to date in terms of value. The size and complexity of such a project generates significant demand for the effective treatment of a wide range of industrial wastewaters and highly pure water to ensure the efficient running of gas field technology,” said Bassem Halabi, group business development director, Metito Overseas. “Metito is very proud to be taking such an important role on this world-class project, especially having won two significant contracts earlier at South Pars. A project of this size will eventually have around 30 phases, and we are confident we can apply our international technical and operational expertise to other elements of the South Pars project,” he added. One element of the project involves the treatment of different kinds of industrial wastewater products created by the project. This includes treating oily wastewater, chemical wastewater, sewage, sour water, biological and spent caustic. The creation of a demineralisation facility involves the setting up of a mixed bed ion exchanger, a unit that will provide purified water for process use as well as for boiler feed applications. Furthermore, a condensate-de-oiling unit will be installed with a capacity of 3 x 135 m3/hour and this unit removes hydrocarbons from pure water enabling the condensate to be fed to boilers. The South Pars Gas Field holds an estimated 6.8% of the world’s total gas reserves. Onshore gas treatment facilities developed by Iran allow for the creation of a number of petrochemical plants for the production of a number of different by-products. Other major industrial treatment plant projects undertaken by Metito include the Kertih Aromatics Plant and Melaka Refinery in Malaysia and the Thai Lube Base and National Fertilizer Company Plant in Thailand.

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