Veolia was awarded a contract worth over 15
million with Formosa Petrochemical
, a leading Taiwanese
refiner and olefins producer, officials confirmed on Tuesday.
As per Formosa's goal to expand the production capacity of
its Mai Liao petrochemical
complex (on the
southwest coast of Taiwan) and reduce its surface water
consumption, Veolia will proceed to an upgrade of the site's
water treatment plant.
This solution and the technologies implemented by Veolia on
this site will provide for an important decrease in raw water
consumption of the plant (from 60,000 m3/day down to 25,000
m3/day, of which 5,000 m3/day of water reused), yet also give
higher treatment of effluents and protection of the environment
in this region, in
particular of a rare and unique species of pink dolphins.
In the framework of this contract, the result of a
cooperation between the companies to lay out the most
, Veolia will design the
water treatment plant upgrade, supply the technology
and equipment and
guarantee a performance on the upgraded plant.
Solutions used at the Mai Lioa site include in-house
technologies such as AnoxKaldnes MBBR (moving bed
bio reactor), which maximizes water reuse.
This contract demonstrates that with its more than 350
proprietary water treatment technologies and solid experience
in managing project
s for the oil and gas
industry," said Thierry Froment, CEO of Veolia Water Oil
"Veolia is able to offer prominent clients such as Formosa
integrated water treatment solutions that maximize water
reuse and so reduce the water footprint of these industrial
installations, as well as improve their economic
The Mai Liao complex is the largest in Taiwan with a refining
capacity of 540,000 bpd
and a yearly production of ethylene and propylene exceeding
2.9 and 2.3 million tons, respectively.