Evoqua to provide carbon adsorbers for Oman’s Sohar Refinery

evoquaEvoqua has been contracted to provide carbon adsorption equipment for the US$2.1bn Sohar Refinery Improvement Project (SRIP) in Oman’s Sohar Port

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, said a company release.

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 compound (VOC) emission problems. The systems will be used for removing hydrogen sulphide, mercaptans and other sour gases created as byproducts of the refining process.

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.

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, CA and distributed through Evoqua's Singapore operations.

In addition, Evoqua will supply about 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.

Chris Rinaldi, V-P, Evoqua Environmental Solutions, said, “This project will help Orpic reach the next level in responsible energy production.”

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