Aquatech evaporator tech selected for Alberta oilsands

Aquatech of the USA has been awarded a contract to provide Japan Canada Oil Sands Ltd (JACOS) its evaporator technology for the Hangingstone Expansion Project in Alberta, Canada.

Vertical tube falling film evaporator technology will be used to treat and recover over 95% of the once-through steam generator blowdown to supply as boiler feedwater make-up for JACOS' heavy oil production facility.

The Hangingstone Project, which is located approximately 50 km southwest of Ft McMurray, Alberta, is a joint venture of JACOS and Nexen Energy ULC, a wholly owned subsidiary of CNOOC Limited. The bitumen production capacity during the initial stage will be approximately 20,000 barrels per day.

"The Alberta Oil Sands is a very important market to Aquatech - one in which we have invested a great amount of attention and resources. We are now seeing tremendous momentum in the SAGD market by listening carefully to the industry, understanding our clients' needs, and swiftly making adjustments to provide an optimal value proposition," said Matt Sonnenberg, regional sales manager, Western Canada.

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