Canadian project recycles water with GE evaporation technology

Nov. 20, 2013

TREVOSE, Pa. — The MacKay River Commercial Project will use GE’s produced water evaporation process.

TREVOSE, Pa. — Brion Energy has chosen GE's produced water evaporation technologies for its MacKay River Commercial Project (MRCP) in Alberta, Canada, according to a press release.

The MRCP will use a steam-assisted gravity drainage (SAGD) technique to responsibly produce bitumen, the release reported.

According to the release, the project will recover 99 percent of the produced and makeup water fed to the plant for reuse as boiler feedwater using GE's produced water evaporation process.

“As a leader in recycling water from SAGD projects, GE’s treatment technologies allow producers to recycle 98 percent or more of their produced water, enabling compliance with strict water reuse regulations and reducing operational costs associated with wastewater disposal,” said Yuvbir Singh, general manager, engineered systems — water and process technologies for GE Power & Water. “This client’s commitment to recycling its produced water and minimizing makeup water use is a testament to its business acumen and environmental stewardship, and GE is proud to be a partner on the MacKay River Commercial Project.”

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