30 Mar 2020
Cannon Artes Baku plant

Cannon Artes has been contracted by Mess.rs Tecnicas Reunidas for the integrated Waste Water Treatment Plant within SOCAR’s Heydar Aliyev Oil Refinery Modernization and Reconstruction Project in Baku, Republic of Azerbaijan.

Cannon Artes is responsible from A to Z for the process and detail design of all equipment, procurement, shop fabrication, testing, erection supervision, commissioning, start-up and training of the Client personnel.

The Waste Water Treatment Plant incorporates an inlet lifting station with a coarse filtration, an equalization section, a deoiling unit based upon API separators and dissolved-gas-flotation, a water cooling system, an extended aeration biological section, a tertiary treatment and an integrated sludge dehydration unit.

The plant is designed to treat all liquid effluents within the refining complex, including all chemical, process  and blowdown waters, oily condensate, storm-water run-off, sanitary water, and all extracted air from the plant itself. Treated water will meet the most stringent Azeri and European standards enabling the possibility of water recovery. The waste water treatment plant is designed on an overall  capacity of 18,000 m3/day with a foot print of ab. 30,000 sq.m, equivalent to about 5 soccer fields.

Cannon Artes committed to an extremely tight schedule as requested to comply with the fast-track philosophy of the overall HAOR Project.

Mr Pasquale Punzo, Cannon Artes’ CEO commented the acquisition: “We are proud to continue the relationship with Técnicas Reunidas, as one of our long-term and faithful customers and, at the same time to qualify as a strategic partner to SOCAR, one of the most reputable O&G Companies in the world.”

Técnicas Reunidas  is one of the main international engineering and construction companies in the Oil & Gas, refining, petrochemical and power generation sectors. On the market since 1960 it has designed and built over 1000 industrial plants in over 50 countries.

SOCAR, the State Oil Company of the Azerbaijan Republic, is involved in exploration, production, processing and transportation of oil and gas, marketing petroleum and petrochemical products in domestic and international markets such as Georgia, Turkey, Romania, Switzerland, Germany and Ukraine.

On the market since 1977 and part of the Cannon Group, Cannon Artes is one of the leading global players in the industrial water treatment business. Headquartered in Italy, it covers the full range of water and waste water treatment technologies with a particular expertise in the Oil & gas, Refining, Petrochemicals sectors.

This article also appeared on “Impiantistica Italiana” – Jan/Feb 2020. Read it here