Hitachi Plant Technologies and Sumitomo have concluded an agreement with South Oil Company (SOC) to commence investigations for introduction of Hitachi Plant Technologies’ advanced water treatment system for the Iraqi oil industry. SOC, one of the largest national oil companies, is responsible for Iraq’s southern region.
As the first step, the three companies will install a demonstration Industrial Water Treatment System unit developed by Hitachi Plant Technologies in an oil field owned by SOC in southern Iraq, and will study various applications as solution for environmental requirement and technical requirement demonstrating the proven performance.
Hitachi Plant Technologies’ advanced Produced Water Treatment System employs a separation of oil and water using flocculation magnetic separation system. In addition to achieving advanced processing of produced water, the system contributes to the life extension of oil wells by improving the quality of the re-injected water, reducing operating costs, and relieving chronic water shortages.
In 2010, Hitachi Plant Technologies delivered 10 units of a Membrane Bioreactor-based (MBR) wastewater treatment systems for Al-Shafa and Al-Faw Hospitals in Iraq. The company also delivered a Reverse Osmosis-based (RO) water recycling system for the Ministry of Municipalities and Public Works.