Petroleum refining and chemical processing requires a significant amount of water throughout production facilities. The plants have stringent requirements for clean water  for uses such as steam production, cooling, heat transfer, process make-up, and utility water. Clean wastewater that meets local permit and discharge limits is part of the complete, clean water requirement for petroleum and chemical processors.

Safbon Water Technology (SWT) provides water and wastewater equipment, services, turn-key projects, build-own-transfer (BOT) or build-own-operate-transfer (BOOT) projects to meet customer requirements and increase customer profitability. Optimal performance of water treatment equipment is critical to keeping costly process equipment and turbines free from damaging scale and non-scheduled shutdowns.

Our equipment and support encompasses process water treatment applications including: boiler feedwater, utility water, process water, steam condensate and wastewater. SWT engineers will recommend the most effective treatment applications to ensure optimal operating performance and reliability, and reduced water consumption through efficiency.


Ecopetrol Refinery - UF/RO Plant

  • Owner/Client: EcoPetrol S.A.
  • Location: Barrancabermeja, Columbia
  • Capacity: Ultrafiltration 10 MGD; RO 5.9 MGD
  • Start-up: 2013
  • Application: Oil refining; hydrocarbon processing (HPI); water reuse; boiler feed
  • Solutions: Ultrafiltration (UF); reverse osmosis (RO)

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Karbala Refinery Project - Waste Water Treatment Package

  • Owner: State Company for Oil Project (SCOP)
  • Client: HDGSK JV (Hyundai E&C, Hyundai Eng., GS E&C , SK E&C)
  • Location: Karbala, Iraq
  • Feed Capacity: 12,672 m3/d
  • Start-up: Projected 2018
  • Application: ; water reuse; wastewater treatment
  • Solutions:Zero liquid discharge (ZLD); API separator; dissolved air flotation (DAF); membrane bioreactor (MBR); reverse osmosis (RO)

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RPLC (Refinería Puerto La Cruz) Deep Conversion Project - Utility Units- WWT

  • Owner: Petroleos de Venezuela, S.A. (PDVSA)
  • Client: Kolon Watertech Co.
  • Location: Puerto La Cruz, Edo. Anzoátegui, Venezuela
  • Capacity: MBR: 3.43 MGD; UF:
    1.42 MGD
  • Start-up: 2015
  • Application:Hydrocarbon processing (HPI); industrial wastewater treatment
  • Solutions: MBR; ultrafiltratoin (UF); reverse osmosis (BWRO)