Italian water engineering company Cannon Artes announced that that it has been awarded a contract worth $31 million for an integrated water treatment plant for a refinery in Egypt.

The company said that it will design, engineer, manufacture, deliver, commission a 30,000 cubic metres per day (m3/day) integrated desalination and demineralisation plant for the Suez Oil Processing Company (SOPC) for its Suez Refinery modernisation project.

The refinery, located at the entrance of the Suez Canal on the Red Sea, has a capacity of 68,000 barrels of oil per day.

The delivery of the water treatment plant is expected in the first quarter of 2024.

The project, which forms part of SOPC’s Energy Efficiency and Upgrade Programme, is intended to supply high-purity demineralised water to feed high-pressure steam boilers and low-salinity water as make-up for cooling towers.

SOPC’s programme is supported by a $200 million loan from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD),

(Writing by Eman Hamed; Editing by Anoop Menon)