Veolia wins Iraq refinery project contract

French-based Veolia Water Technologies has been awarded a contract to supply a zero liquid discharge evaporator and crystallizer for the Karbala Refinery Project in Iraq, a report said. The deal was awarded by HDGSK, a South Korean joint venture led by Hyundai Engineering & Construction that won a $6.04 billion project to build oil refining facilities in Karbala, Iraq, according to the report in Iraq Business News. Veolia will engineer, procure and deliver a zero liquid discharge system based on its HPD Brine Evaporator and Brine Crystallizer technologies for calcium sulfate seeded slurry processes, the report said. “The Karbala refinery is due to become the most technically advanced refinery in Iraq. Veolia is proud to contribute its strong expertise in zero liquid discharge and waste reduction processes, helping Iraq’s SCOP and the HDGSK joint venture meet their economic and environmental goals,” Ignacio Martinez, vice-president and general manager of Veolia Water Technologies’ Evaporation & Crystallization activities was quoted as saying. The plant will have a capacity of 55 cu m per hour and is scheduled for delivery in August 2016, the report said.