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Nijhuis Saur Industries awarded contract for Egypt’s new ANOPC Complex

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Posted: April 6, 2021 at 12:23 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

The main EPC contractor Petrojet has awarded Nijhuis Saur Industries the Engineering, Manufacturing and Procurement order to supply the industrial wastewater treatment plant for the new ANOPC hydrocracking complex in Egypt.

The leading regional full-service construction group Petrojet has awarded Nijhuis Saur Industries the prestigious engineering and procurement order to supply the wastewater treatment package at the new hydrocracking complex of ANOPC in Assiut, Egypt. The start-up of this state-of-the-art water treatment facility is expected in 2023, and will not only meet the stringent effluent discharge limits of the authorities in Egypt, but will also mitigate water scarcity by reusing water in the production process.

Smart water-use to build a more resilient, sustainable, and inclusive future

Whilst the new hydrocracking complex plays an important role in international business and employment, the world’s most precious resource, water, plays an indispensable role in the production of the high-value products. To provide ‘water-on-demand’, to minimise the impact of using intake water from the Nile, and to minimise any subsequent discharge, the additional zero-liquid-discharge (ZLD) equipment closes the water loop and meets Nijhuis Saur Industries’ policy to ‘reduce, reuse and recover’.

Menno M. Holterman, President and CEO of Nijhuis Saur Industries stated that: “For thousands of years the river Nile has been Egypt’s primary source of drinking water, and has also been a natural source of water to the country’s industrial and agricultural sectors. Our team has been challenged to design a real showcase for Egypt, enabling them to produce highly valuable energy products, whilst minimizing the use of water, avoiding the discharge of pollutants to the river Nile, reducing the impact on the environment, and all whilst adapting to the harsh Egyptian weather conditions.

Since Egypt has been suffering from severe water scarcity in recent years, it is one of the country’s top priorities to protect their natural water resources and conserve water. Thanks to smart and state-of-the-art design, the new industrial water plant will be an example of how water and petroleum are closely linked, while promoting sustainable water use.”

“Our team has been challenged to design a real showcase for Egypt, enabling them to produce highly valuable energy products, whilst minimizing the use of water, avoiding the discharge of pollutants to the river Nile, reducing the impact on the environment, and all whilst adapting to the harsh Egyptian weather conditions”

Menno M. Holterman, President and CEO of Nijhuis Saur Industries

Closing the water loop and #StandForWater

The new wastewater plant will treat several water streams, such as cooling tower blow-down, oily water effluent, spent caustic effluent, and sanitary water. The process flow consists of a number of proven Nijhuis Saur Industries technologies, and starts with treating the wastewater via API separation units and primary equalization. This will then be followed by a coagulation/flocculation and DAF process.

The secondary treatment consists of biological tanks with activated sludge. The final polishing step before the clean water enters the ZLD plant consists of both sand and carbon filtration. The sludge generated from the different process steps is collected, and will be treated with a sludge dewatering system. Finally, the concentrated spent caustic effluent stream will have a specialized pre-treatment installation to reduce the high COD. By oxidising all reactive sulphur compounds, this enables it to become biodegradable for further treatment.

Nijhuis Saur

In this very important project, Petrojet will act as the main EPC contractor. Nijhuis Saur Industries, supported by its trusted Egyptian business development partner Bahadii Group, has been selected as the best industrial water treatment technology-package supplier, will deliver the complete engineering, manufacturing, procurement and transportation of the technology, instrumentation and electrical supply package. Nijhuis Saur Industries will also provide supervision to Petrojet during installation and commissioning.

The new wastewater plant will treat several water streams, such as cooling tower blow-down, oily water effluent, spent caustic effluent and sanitary water.

About Petrojet

Petrojet is a joint stock multidisciplinary integrated contractor founded in Egypt in 1975, and is the construction arm of the Egyptian Petroleum sector.

Today Petrojet is one of the largest full-service construction groups operating across the MEA region, providing integrated EPC services to oil / gas, petrochemical, fertilizer, industrial, power, and infrastructure projects. The company ranks on ENR’s list of Top 225 Global Contractors. The Company enjoys 45 years of experience, a workforce exceeding 35,000 people, a large fleet of modern construction equipment, five ASME licensed fabrication workshops in Egypt and Iraq, two marine yards, and two Pipe Coating facilities.

In this project Petrojet is also participating as the Construction Contractor of the complete Hydrocracking Complex for ‘Assiut National Oil Processing Company’ (ANOPC).

About Nijhuis Saur Industries

Nijhuis Saur Industries delivers solid and adaptive solutions for sustainable water use, energy, and resource recovery, built around a common mission to #StandForWater. With our unique Customer for Life approach we help industries, utilities, and cities to reduce, reuse and recover to advance water and climate change adaption, contribute to the circular economy, and to help to build a more resilient, sustainable, and inclusive future. Nijhuis Saur Industries together with Econvert, Unidro and Saur are providing integrated and turnkey Water-On-Demand solutions across the globe.

Nijhuis Saur Industries multidisciplinary teams develop, design, manufacture and implement smart and game changing solutions based on our extensive range of proprietary, innovative and Best Available Technologies (BAT), including rentals, mobile water treatment and financing solutions. Our objective is to help our customers to lower their environmental footprint, to combine productivity and energy efficiency, to improve quality, health and safety, and to reduce life cycle cost at the same time.

With our headquarters in the Netherlands, Nijhuis Saur Industries is active in all geographical regions around the world, serving over 4000 references from its Sales & Service Centers in the Netherlands, Germany, England, France, Spain, Portugal, Dubai, KSA, Poland, Russia, Singapore, USA & Latin America. Our references include installations with more than 400 leading clients in the oil, gas, petrochemical and energy sector.

(Source: Nijhuis Saur Industries)