28 December 2016
The Tunisian Company of Petroleum Activities and the Borj Cedria Technology Management Corporation Park (TBC) initiated Tuesday research work to identify water treatment processes from the production of an oil field and their desalination for irrigation use.
According to a statement issued Tuesday in Tunis by the Ministry of Energy, Mines and Renewable Energies, work will also focus on the recovery of residues obtained from these operations and the production of biodiesel from desalinated waters.
The work is carried out following the agreement reached between the two parties on December 20, 2016, after nearly 30 months of negotiations, Yassine Mestiri, Deputy Director General of Etap told TAP, specifying that by virtue of this 15-month agreement, ETAP is tasked financing this work by 257,000 dinars,
The project allows the company to reduce the expenses allocated to the management of the water pollution generated by its petroleum activities, whose value exceeds 15 million dinars per year, he said.
The launching ceremony was attended by the Ministers of Energy, Mines and Renewable Energies, Industry and Trade and the Secretary of State for Scientific Research.
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