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Veolia wins water recycling contract at largest petrochemical site in Taiwan

Veolia has been awarded a contract with Formosa Petrochemical Corporation (FPCC), a leading Taiwanese refiner and olefins producer.

The contract, worth nearly £12.5m (15 million euros), is to upgrade the water treatment plant of the Mai Liao petrochemical complex (south west coast of Taiwan) following a decision to expand production capacity and reduce the surface water consumption at the site. 

Veolia's technologies will help reduce raw water consumption (from 60,000 m3/day down to 25,000 m3/day, of which 5,000 m3/day of water reused). 

Veolia will design the water treatment plant upgrade, supply the technology and equipment and guarantee performance on the upgraded plant. Solutions used at FPCC Mai Lioa site include in-house technologies such as AnoxKaldnes MBBR (Moving Bed Bio Reactor), which maximize water reuse. 

Thierry Froment, chief executive of Veolia Water Oil & Gas, said: "This contract demonstrates that with its more than 350 proprietary water treatment technologies and solid experience in managing projects for the oil and gas industry, Veolia is able to offer prominent clients such as FPCC, integrated water treatment solutions that maximize water reuse and so reduce the water footprint of these industrial installations, as well as improve their economic performance." 

The Mai Liao complex is the largest in Taiwan with a refining capacity of 540,000 barrels per day. 

Veolia Environnement has operations all around the world and provides tailored solutions to meet the needs of municipal and industrial customers in three complementary segments: water management, waste management and energy management. 

Author: Dean Stiles,
Topic: Treatment
Tags: Taiwan , water treatment , water reuse

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