$3.5m odour-control project for Qatar pump station

Odour-reduction tech supplied for Al Kheisa pump station

Odour-reducing system from Siemens Water Technologies.
Odour-reducing system from Siemens Water Technologies.

Siemens Qatar has announced that its specialist unit, Siemens Water Technologies, will provide French company Vinci Construction with odour-reducing technology for its pump station 70 in Al Kheisa, Qatar.

Under the $3.5million project, Siemens will provide the latest gas-scrubbing solutions for the North Doha pump station, which will be able to treat up to 170,000m3/h of odorous air.

After planned completion of the project in mid-2011, the area will be free from the recurrent problem of odours, as 99% of contaminants, including hydrogen sulphide, will be eliminated through a hybrid solution consisting of chemical multi-stage scrubbers, followed by activated carbon adsorbers.

Siemens will provide odour-control systems for the four main odour-producing sources in the pump station, including the inlet screen chambers, lifting pump station, forwarding pump station and interceptor sewer.

“These odour-control systems are vital in making sure odours are not released into the atmosphere. This project will ensure that 99.9% of odour-creating pollutants are removed from the emissions emanating from the facility,” said Siemens Qatar CEO Martin Porta.

“We are proud to sign our first contract with Vinci Construction in the Middle East, as we have strong relationships with it through its France headquarters,” said Porta.

The contract was awarded by the consortium building the facility, a joint venture between Vinci Construction, QDVC and Entrepose Contracting. The project will be managed by Siemens LLC in UAE and on the ground in Qatar.

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