News | January 22, 2013

Veolia's MPPE Water Treatment Unit For Shell Floating LNG Plant

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VWS MPP Systems, subsidiary of Veolia Water Technologies, has been awarded a contract by Samsung, as part of the Technip Samsung Consortium (TSC), to supply a Macro Porous Polymer Extraction (MPPE) water purification unit for a Floating Liquefied Natural Gas (FLNG) facility.

The MPPE unit will be used for Shell’s Prelude FLNG project in Australia, the largest offshore floating facility ever built in the world (488 meters long, 74 meters wide).

During the production of natural gas, formation and dehydration water is co-produced containing dissolved and dispersed aromatic, aliphatic and polyaromatic hydrocarbons. Veolia’s MPPE water treatment technology helps to achieve Shell’s environmental objectives.

Samsung Heavy Industries is one of the largest shipbuilders in the world and has the world’s largest dry dock which makes the production of the Shell FLNG possible. Samsung Heavy Industries has successfully completed diverse projects with the aim of securing global leadership in various sectors including shipbuilding, offshore, engineering and construction, wind power, power and control systems. Most notably, it has achieved unbeatable leadership in the high-tech high-value shipbuilding sector by maintaining the world’s No. 1 share in the drill ship, ultra-large container ship, LNG carrier and FSPO markets.

VWS MPP Systems has extensive worldwide expertise in the development, marketing and servicing of separation systems for waste water, offshore produced water, process water and groundwater streams. With its robust and flexible operation and growing range of applications, the MPPE system has been proven to be the ideal solution to aim at zero harmful discharge by removing toxic dissolved and dispersed hydrocarbons.

VWS MPP Systems B.V., the hydrocarbon removal water treatment specialist, part of the Oil & Gas division within Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies. The patented MPPE technology is a robust and flexible technology to separate hydrocarbons from process water, offshore produced water, wastewater or groundwater. A guaranteed removal percentage of 99.9999 percent is feasible for e.g. aliphatics, aromatics, halogenated/chlorinated hydrocarbons, MTBE and polyaromatic hydrocarbons.

Veolia Water Technologies, subsidiary of Veolia Water, is a leading design & build company and a specialized provider of technological solutions in water treatment. With 10,767 employees, Veolia Water Technologies recorded revenue of €2.315 billion in 2011.

Veolia Water, the water division of Veolia Environnement, is the world leader in water and wastewater services. Specialized in outsourcing services for municipal authorities, as well as industrial and service companies, it is also one of the world’s major designers of technological solutions and constructor of facilities needed in water and wastewater services. With 96,651 employees in 69 countries, Veolia Water provides water service to 103 million people and wastewater service to 73 million. Its 2011 revenue amounted to €12.617 billion.

SOURCE: Veolia Water Technologies