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Evoqua to provide carbon adsorbers to Sohar project

Oman Business

US-based Evoqua, a global leader in helping municipalities and industrial customers protect and improve water resources, has been chosen to provide carbon adsorption equipment for the $2.1 billion Sohar Refinery Improvement Project (SRIP) in Sohar Port, Oman.

Scheduled for commissioning in late 2016, the SRIP project will add five new units to the Sohar refinery, improving its production volume, environmental performance and ability to process heavier Omani crude oil. Evoqua will provide the equipment to an energy contractor of the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) directing the project for Orpic, the owner of the refinery, said the statement from the company.

Evoqua has been asked to provide Vent-Scrub Vapor Phase carbon adsorption systems, proven to be the simplest and most cost-effective way to treat malodorous and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) emission problems, it added.

The systems will be used for removing hydrogen sulfide, mercaptans and other sour gases created as by-products of the refining process, it said.

The contract includes eight Vent-Scrub VSC-200 units, four VSC-2000 units, and two VSC-8000 units, to be manufactured at Evoqua's facility in Red Bluff, California, US, and distributed through the company’s Singapore operations, said the statement.  

Additionally, the company will supply nearly 15 tonnes of its sustainable VOCarb 48C coconut shell-based granular activated carbon (GAC). The granular shape of this GAC maximises its geometric surface area, significantly increasing its ability to adsorb VOC's, it stated.

Chris Rinaldi, vice president and general manager, Evoqua, said: “This project will help Orpic reach the next level in responsible energy production.”

"We're proud to be part of this important growth effort that is committed to sustainable practices,” he added. – TradeArabia News Service

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