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Canadian oil sands project selects GE wastewater evaporation system

The facility uses once through steam generators (OTSGs) to produce steam, which drives the steam assisted gravity drainage (SAGD) process for the production of bitumen.

The GE system will recycle a portion of the OTSG blowdown, decreasing the volume of liquid waste from the facility and increasing the volume of boiler feed water available for the generation of steam and the production of bitumen.

“We are aligning our businesses to best meet the needs of Canada’s oil sands industry by offering more energy and water efficient products and services,“ said Jeff Connelly, vice president, engineered systems—water and process technologies for GE Power & Water.

GE opened a new oil sands support centre in Fort McMurray last year and has plans for a new Heavy Oil Centre of Excellence in Calgary later this year.