Dubai-headquartered Metito recently announced two new overseas projects with Bechtel International in Australia. Both projects are located on Curtis Island, near Gladstone in Queensland, Australia. Bechtel is constructing three separate LNG plants on the island which liquefy coal seam gas ready for export for two customers – GLNG (Santos, Petronas, Total and Kogas) and Australia Pacific LNG (Conocophillips, Origin and Sinopec).
At GNLG, Metito’s scope of work includes design, fabrication and supervision of installation of initial equipment supplied by the company including seawater reverse osmosis (SWRO) desalination plants and sewage treatment plants to be used for the construction sites. The specifications required these plants to meet challenging feed water quality and very strict discharge limits. To meet the needs for the construction schedule, construction water and sewage treatment plants were also fast-tracked. Metito is also supplying an oily-waste treatment systems for GLNG. For Australia Pacific LNG, the company is supplying demineralisation systems using RO and electrodeionisation. The demineralised water is used for the Acid Gas Reduction Unit (AGRU) and turbine wash.
Metito had entered the Australian market many years ago supplying similar equipment for the Darwin LNG project on the Northwest coast. With Australia rapidly becoming one of its largest exporters of LNG in the world, Metito sees tremendous opportunities ‘to integrate its sustainable business practices in water management within the oil and gas/energy sector.”
Tarek Ghandour, International Business Development Manager, Metito said: “These developments show a continuing effort from Metito to utilise its technical expertise and state of the art equipment to provide high quality service to our clients around the globe. We are honoured to work with Bechtel on such important projects which we see as a valuable opportunity for our team to build on Metito’s Australian local projects’ portfolio.”