News | October 1, 2013

Veolia's Innovative MPPE Water Treatment Technology For Ichthys LNG Project

Source: Veolia Water Technologies

VWS MPP Systems, subsidiary of Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies, has been awarded a contract by a leading shipbuilder, Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME), to supply a Macro Porous Polymer Extraction water purification (MPPE) unit for the Ichthys LNG Project’s Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) unit.

The Ichthys Field in the Browse Basin, off the north-west coast of Western Australia, is the largest discovery of hydrocarbon liquids in Australia in 40 years and will place Australia in the top two LNG exporting countries by 2020.

The INPEX-operated Ichthys LNG Project will involve offshore preliminary processing of gas from the Ichthys Field to remove water and extract condensate before being transported to onshore LNG processing facilities in Darwin via an 889 km pipeline. Most condensate will be sent to an in-field FPSO from which it will be shipped to market. The Ichthys LNG Project is expected to produce 8.4 million tons of LNG and 1.6 million tons of LPG per annum, along with approximately 100,000 barrels of condensate per day at peak.

During the production of gas and condensate, formation and dehydration water is co-produced containing dissolved and dispersed aromatics, aliphatics and polyaromatic hydrocarbons. The MPPE technology is able to remove all of these toxic compounds securely and in a single process to comply with the strictest requirements. The fully automated MPPE unit is supplied in a skid mounted module.

About DSME
DSME is one of the leading shipbuilders on the globe with a speciality in LNG carriers. DSME successfully built and delivered the world’s first LNG-RV (Regasification Vessel), their next-generation LNGC in the range of 210,000 m3 was selected as the world standard for its class. DSME has constructed nine (9) of the eleven (11) floating LNG regasification vessels now in service – testament to its incomparable strength in technology and production.

About VWS MPP Systems B.V.
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, waste water or groundwater. A guaranteed removal percentage of 99.9999 percent is feasible for e.g. aliphatics, aromatics, halogenated/bromated hydrocarbons, MTBE and polyaromatic hydrocarbons. For more information, visit

About Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies
Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies is the Veolia Water subsidiary specialized in technical solutions and design & build projects for water and wastewater treatment, for industrial and municipal clients. Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies recorded revenue of €2.4 billion in 2012. For more information, visit .

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 89,094 employees, Veolia Water provides water service to 100 million people and wastewater service to 71 million. Its 2012 revenue amounted to €12.078 billion. For more information, visit

Source: Veolia Water Technologies