Westgarth wins another offshore SWRO contract

VWS Westgarth has been awarded a contract by SBM Inc for the design, procurement and supply of equipment and provision of construction technical assistance for a single lift module seawater sulphate reduction package (SRP) system for SBM’s existing installation, FPSO (Floating Production, Storage & Offloading vessel) Xikomba off Angola.

The system will have a capacity of 117,455 BPD (18,672 m³/d) and an integrated seawater reverse osmosis (SWRO) desalination system with a capacity of 12,075 BPD (1,920 m³/d).

The SRP is designed to remove sulphates and other divalent ions from injection water to enhance oil recovery using Dow Filmtec™ membranes. The removal of these ions reduces the tendency of barium sulphate and strontium sulphate scale to form in the reservoir.

This new award will be VWS Westgarth‘s eighth collaboration with SBM Inc. and can be attributed in some manner to the success of the previous SRP projects executed for the company in which VWS Westgarth, a subsidiary of Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies, demonstrated the ability to effectively work with and support the SBM project teams.