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Petrofac hires Veolia for project in Oman

The agreement will see France-based Veolia support the engineering and supply of water treatment systems for the Rabab Harweel Integrated Project, which Petrofac is managing on behalf of PDO

Photo for illustration only.
Photo for illustration only.

Veolia has been awarded a contract by Petrofac to provide process water treatment solutions on Petroleum Development Oman’s Rabab Harweel Integrated Project.

The project is scheduled for completion in May 2016.

The agreement will see France-based Veolia, through its subsidiary Veolia Water Technologies Gulf, support the engineering and supply of water treatment systems for the Rabab Harweel Integrated Project (RHIP) in southern Oman, which Petrofac is managing on behalf of PDO.

The RHIP facility includes sour gas processing facilities as well as associated gathering and injection systems, and export pipelines.

It handles the production of oil and gas from the Harweel oil reservoirs via Miscible Gas Injection and the production of gas with condensate from the Rabab reservoir through partial recycling of sour gas.

Veolia’s scope will be to provide treated water for different applications including boiler feed, potable water and service water.

“Veolia has now become a trusted partner for the oil & gas industry in Oman, having also provided water treatment solutions to other National and International Oil Companies there,” Vincent Baujat, Veolia Water Technologies executive vice-president for the Middle East, said.

“Veolia is very pleased to now be working with Petrofac, a globally respected EPC Contractor, bringing our international expertise and local Omani knowledge,” Baujat said.

“The Rabab Harweel Integrated Project is very important for Petrofac as it underpins our strategy to enhance service capability in Oman,” Ray Richardson, country manager for Petrofac in Oman, said.

“Partnering with Veolia for water treatment is in line with our commitment to build local alliances and in doing so bring a strong and enduring team working alongside PDO to deliver this project,” Richardson said.

Veolia is involved in a number of projects in Oman, and recently announced the extension of the Sur desalination plant 160km southwest of Muscat is now 70% complete.

Once finished, the plant will supply drinking water to almost 600,000 residents.

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