Orpic (Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries Company) required a thermal seawater desalination solution as part of its Sohar refinery improvement project to ensure an uninterrupted supply of fresh feed water to for its boilers.
Orpic decided that a Multi Effect Distillation with Thermal Vapor Compression (MED-TVC) Seawater Desalination system was suited for its water needs. Once desalinated, the water is to be demineralized to serve as boiler feed water.
QUA will provide its FEDI technology for the demineralization component of this project. The plant is expected to be commissioned in early 2016.