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Bashneft-Ufaneftekhim refinery inaugurates biological treatment plant

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Bashneft-Ufaneftekhim refinery, a Rosneft-affiliated company, has inaugurated its biological treatment plant, Bashneft key nature protection facility.

The facility, located in the Russian city of Ufa, will treat up to 84 million liters of wastewater per day.

SUEZ supplied its ZeeWeed* membrane bioreactor (MBR) membranes, electrodialysis reversal (EDR) and reverse osmosis (RO) equipment to the Bashneft-Ufaneftekhim biological treatment plant and will provide services as part of a 15-year long-term service contract to ensure reliable operation of equipment and an uninterrupted guaranteed replacement of membranes.

The company’s MBR technology significantly improves treatment efficiency by passing water through microscopic pores of membranes, removing impurities and microorganisms. Further treatment is performed with SUEZ EDR, RO and ion exchange technologies to ensure treated wastewater compliance with the toughest discharge and reuse regulations and to minimise the waste streams disposal.

“Environmental care is an absolute priority for the company,” said Igor Sechin, Chief Executive Officer of PJSC Rosneft. “We solve this problem at all stages of the production chain: from geological prospecting to processing and distribution. I believe that commissioning of a modern biological treatment plant — a large-scale environmental protection facility using the world best technologies for water treatment — will be a significant event not only for the company and the Republic of Bashkortostan, but for the whole country.”

As part of the long-term service contract for the wastewater treatment plant, SUEZ is providing advanced asset performance management with its InSight* platform, which combines data and analytics to maximise performance, minimise unplanned downtime, lower operating costs and deliver better business outcomes.

“This plant is a shining example of how advanced water treatment technologies, combined with superior service and system performance, serve the interests of society, the environment and business,” said Heiner Markhoff, Chief Executive Officer for SUEZ Water Technologies & Solutions. “This is a significant project for the country, the region and the water industry, and we look forward to working for the next 15 years to help to optimise processes and meet water sustainability goals.”

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