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 chemicals manufacturing site. The plant is scheduled to commence operations in July 2023 and is expected to contribute to Shell’s water conservation ambition. Ecolab will oversee the design and build process, as well as the commissioning and operation once complete.
The design includes a stage that will pass water through a pre-treatment, ultrafiltration process so that even when there are wider variances in water quality passing through the feed, better consistency can be assured in the quality of the final product. Following the pre-treatment stage, there is also a reverse osmosis process that can treat up to 24,000 m3 of water per month.
Nalco Water, Ecolab’s water and process management business, will design and build the facility, as well as oversee commissioning and managing operations once live.
Advanced treatment processes will allow the plant to process water more easily with wider variances in quality and includes the capacity to handle up to 24,000 m3 per month.
This project aims to help Shell Jurong Island meet its aspiration of reducing fresh-water consumption by 15% by 2025.
Ecolab will assign a team of water experts from its Asia Pacific Regional Headquarters in Singapore and other offices in Southeast Asia, with the required operational expertise, to be based at the Shell Jurong Island facility. Combining this on-site expertise with the company’s advanced laboratory testing and technical knowledge will ensure that the water treatment plant runs smoothly and reliably.
Greg Lukasik, Senior Vice President and Market Head for Southeast Asia, Ecolab, said: “Our Ecolab Impact Goals focus on helping our customers save 300 billion gallons of water by 2030. Our purpose is to help our customers move towards more responsible water consumption, so we’re delighted to help Shell advance its ambitions with this new water treatment plant at Shell Jurong Island.”
Ronald Doesburg, General Manager, 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.”