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SUEZ and CNPC team up for wastewater solutions

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SUEZ and China National Petroleum Corp. (CNPC) inaugurated the International Downstream Congress in Chengdu, China. For two days, 200 experts and professionals from more than 40 countries reunited to learn and share on state-of-the-art wastewater treatment and water recycle plants for refineries and petrochemical complexes.

The oil and gas industry has been under financial pressure due to low and variable crude oil prices. In the downstream market, this has been particularly acute with plant closures, and limitations in capital investment, challenging sustainability of assets and operations. Concurrently, many customers have faced limited water resources, increased discharge standards, and operating environmental constraints.

To address these challenges, CNPC and SUEZ have worked together to develop solutions that meet the requirement for a high wastewater reuse ratio, together with a very stringent discharge standard for reverse osmosis brines. And that are also reliable, safe, robust, and operable, while addressing capital constraints.

This challenge has been achieved at Chengdu Petro through the implementation of a SUEZ standardised solution and off-site construction of the Chengdu Petro water treatment plant, in the vicinity of the refinery and petrochemical complex. Including a safe design and operation, but also focusing on a practical, cost-effective solution.

SUEZ has been present in China since 1970 and has become a key partner of CNPC on many of their operating facilities, both from a project and O&M perspective for environmental services including water and waste management.

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