Water conservation

Nalco Water to deliver water treatment works for Shell Jurong Island

Nalco Water, Ecolab’s water and process management business, will design, build, operate, own and maintain a new water treatment plant at Shell Jurong Island, a chemical manufacturing site.

The plant is expected to start operations in July 2023 and is expected to contribute to Shell’s water conservation ambition. Ecolab will oversee the design and construction process, as well as commissioning and operation upon completion.

The design includes a stage that will take the water through a pre-treatment and ultrafiltration process so that even when there are larger variances in water quality passing through the feed, better consistency can be assured in the quality of the final product. Following the pre-treatment step, a reverse osmosis process can treat up to 24,000 m3 of water per month.

Ecolab will deploy a team of water experts from its Asia Pacific regional headquarters in Singapore and other offices in Southeast Asia, with the required operational expertise, who will be based at Shell Jurong Island facilities. The combination of this on-site expertise with the company’s advanced laboratory testing and technical knowledge will ensure the smooth operation and reliability of the water treatment plant.

Greg Lukasik, Senior Vice President and Market Leader for Southeast Asia, Ecolab, said, “Our Ecolab impact goals are aimed at helping our customers save 300 billion gal. of water by 2030. Our goal is to help our customers move towards more responsible water use, so we are delighted to help Shell drive forward their ambitions with this new water treatment plant in Shell Jurong Island.

Ronald Doesburg, Managing Director of Shell Jurong Island, said: “At Shell, our ambition is to conserve fresh water by reducing consumption and increasing reuse and recycling. To achieve this, we work with global technology organizations like Ecolab to advance our ambition to improve water management and promote circularity and water efficiency in our operations.

Read the article online at: https://www.hydrocarbonengineering.com/petrochemicals/14092022/nalco-water-to-deliver-water-treatment-works-for-shell-jurong-island/