ZWT wins oil-camp replacement RO plant order in Libya

Three turnkey reverse-osmosis (RO) water treatment plants are to be provided by Zulal Water Technology (ZWT) for the Gialo, Waha and Essider oil camps operated in Libya by Waha Oil Company.

The units will be replacements for existing GE/Ionics electrodialysis reversal (EDR) plants.

Waha Oil is one of Libya’s largest oil producers, and the award follows a competitive tender process. The total capacity of the three proposed Zulal plants exceeds 4,000 m³/d.

Waha Oil has requested that the plants be commissioned in as short a timeframe as possible, and ZWT is targeting completion of the project during Q4 2013.

Iftikhar-ul-Haq, managing director of ZWT, commented: “This contract award reflects ZWT’s strong reputation and execution track record within the Libyan market. We very much look forward to working with Waha Oil again and are confident of completing the project on time and to the client’s satisfaction.”

The engineering manager of Waha Oil commented: “Our existing GE-Ionics EDR plants are in poor condition and in urgent need of replacement. We selected ZWT based on the strength of their technical proposal and their ability to install high quality water plants in a short time-frame, which they demonstrated when installing an emergency water plant for us recently at the Waha site.”