French-based Veolia Water Technologies has been awarded a contract to supply a zero liquid discharge evaporator and crystallizer for the Karbala Refinery Project in Iraq, reported Trade Arabia.

The deal was awarded by HDGSK, a South Korean joint venture led by Hyundai Engineering & Construction.

“The Karbala refinery is due to become the most technically advanced refinery in Iraq. Veolia is proud to contribute its strong expertise in zero liquid discharge and waste reduction processes, helping Iraq’s SCOP and the HDGSK joint venture meet their economic and environmental goals,” said Ignacio Martinez, vice-president and general manager of Veolia Water Technologies’ Evaporation & Crystallization activities.

According to Penn Energy Veolia’s system will be divided into two steps, beginning with a Brine Concentrator based on calcium sulfate seeded slurry and driven through a single Mechanical Vapour Recompression (MVR).

Then a Zero Liquid Discharge (ZLD) Brine Crystallizer will be installed, driven through two stages of single MVR.

The plant will have a capacity of 55 m3/hr, scheduled for delivery in August 2016.