Water treatment is becoming more and more important in the economy of the Gulf Region and BONO ENERGIA fostered its leading position supplying utility boilers for SWCC (Saline Water Conversion Corporation).
More than one billion people in the world have no access to clean water. The figure is increasing and will keep on, if no action is taken. The main reasons are the increased demand, due to the growth of the population, and the diminishing of ground water resources (as reported at the 2002 World Summit in Johannesburg).
Arabian Company for Water And Power (ACWA Power), part of Sasakura Engineering Corporation, is the EPC (Engineering Procurement) contractor for an important water desalination plant.
On the 12th December 2005, APS (Aqua Power and Sacker) has been awarded a Project worth SR 709 million (USD 190 million) by Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC) as EPC contractor for six plants in different locations in the Saudi West Coast, to be built simultaneously within 30 months.
The six plants shall be installed in Al Wajh, Lujj, Rabigh, Al Lith, Qunfuda and Farsan for a total capacity of 31,500 m3/day of desalted fresh water.
Sasakura Ltd. Japan has awarded BONO ENERGIA a contract for the supply of 14 shell and tubes boilers (ASME stamped) rating 24 t/h capacity of saturated steam production for a MED (Multi Effect Distillation) process.
The boilers have been designed according to BONO’s consolidated technology of SG models, consisting in a simple but innovative, reliable and easily inspectionable design. These boilers’ architecture is characterized by a rational proportions between the body and the tubes plates, which allows the installation of a wide furnace.
This model features a water tube type inversion chamber that allows easy inspection, low thermal stresses and optimum water circulation inside the boiler.
All the boilers have been manufactured in Peschiera Borromeo, BONO’s main production facilities, according to ASME quality control standards and have been designed to face the most critical environmental conditions in a desert / marine salty environment.
Complete stainless steel isolation has been installed to cope with the above-mentioned critical conditions.
A special integrated control system (Optispark) has been provided for the boilers’ HMI (Human machine Interface) to be connected to the main DCS (Distributed Control System) system provided by Sasakura.
The client has evaluated BONO ENERGIA’s choice on the basis of its specific experience in the follow up complex projects, carried out by a flexible and competent operation team, of BONO’s proven technology and of its great competence evidenced during the negotiation phase.