Petroleum company partners with GE on temporary water treatment plant

Dec. 10, 2012

POINTE-A-PIERRE, Trinidad and Tobago — The plant will utilize GE’s advanced ZeeWeed ultrafiltration (UF) and MobileRO reverse osmosis (RO) technology.

POINTE-A-PIERRE, Trinidad and Tobago — Petroleum Company of Trinidad & Tobago Ltd. (PETROTRIN) has contracted with GE to design, construct, operate and maintain a temporary water treatment plant, utilizing GE’s advanced ZeeWeed ultrafiltration (UF) and MobileRO reverse osmosis (RO) technology, which will supply the refinery with 3.5 million imperial gallons of water per day of filtered water, according to a press release.

PETROTRIN has undertaken a Clean Fuels Program, which involves the addition of new plants and an upgrade of the existing fluid catalytic cracking unit to enhance the economic performance of the refinery and to meet future demands in gasoline quality, stated the release.

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As a result of these changes within the refinery, the refinery steam and cooling water demand will increase to sustain these process units.

Therefore, the water demand will increase in tandem with the increased steam and cooling water demand, noted the release.

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“The project with PETROTRIN is a prime example of GE’s ability to meet the complex water treatment demands of the hydrocarbon processing and refining industries. Our mobile water solutions in particular help our customers meet their urgent and short-term needs,” said Heiner Markoff, president and CEO—water and process technologies for GE Power & Water.

Read the entire press release here.

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