The UAE-based Petrofac has awarded Veolia of France a contract to provide water treatment solutions for a large gas project in Oman as the state-owned Petroleum Development Oman increases efforts to ramp up its natural gas production.
The companies did not provide a value for the contract.
Veolia Water Technologies Gulf will provide the engineering and supply of water treatment systems for the Rabab Harweel Integrated Project (RHIP), which includes sour gas processing facilities, associated gathering and injections systems and export pipelines. The water treatment firm will be responsible for boiler feed, potable water and service water.
Ray Richardson, Petrofac’s country manager in Oman, said that the RHIP was very important for the company to enhance service capacity.
“Partnering with Veolia for water treatment is in line with our commitment to build local alliances and in doing so bring a strong and enduring team working alongside PDO to deliver this project," he said.
Oman has been working on increasing its natural gas production for the past couple of years.
The country produced more than 1.13 trillion cubic feet in 2013, but the next year there was a slight decrease of 4 per cent, according to the US energy information administration.
The facilities at RHIP will help to refine the product for export.