Qatar MED/TC desalination plant goes to Tri-Tech

A 5,760 m³/d multiple-effect distillation thermocompression desalination plant is to be provided for a petrochemical plant in Qatar by Tri-Tech Holding Inc.

Tri-Tech Infrastructure LLC, the Chinese company’s US subsidiary, was awarded a US$ 8.3 million contract for the seawater desalination unit for the utility plant of Qatar Petrochemical Co Ltd (QAPCO) at Mesaieed Industrial City in Doha.

The contract covers design, engineering, fabrication, commissioning, performance testing and on-site training for QAPCO’s technical personnel. Tri‑Tech US expects to deliver the desalination unit by November 2012.

Warren Zhao, CEO of Tri-Tech Holding Inc commented, “We are pleased with our first thermal seawater desalination contract in the Middle East region, which signals another significant step in our market expansion plan. This is also our third new contract outside China in 2011 following several municipal wastewater projects in India and an ultrafiltration water treatment contract in Canada.”