The US$100 million contract includes the operation and maintenance (O&M) of the plant for 10 years.
The plant will be located at Pacific Rubiales’ oil field in the Meta region of Puerto Gaitan and will produce 500 000 water barrels per day.
The produced water, a by-product of the petroleum extraction, will be treated by the Nirosoft water purification system to meet environmental discharge requirements. Nirosoft’s treatment process will replace the current process where produced water is disposed of by deep well injection, and will provide desalinated water for agricultural use to grow trees, thus alleviating costs and improving sustainability standards.
Nirosoft Industries Ltd is part of the RWL Water Group portfolio, which also includes Aeromix Systems Inc in the US and Eurotec WTT Srl in Italy.