Italian multinational company specialising in electrochemical technologies De Nora has partnered with SAIPEM through its subsidiary Servizi Energia Italia to provide its on-site hypochlorite generation technology for biofouling control at a major offshore gas production compression complex in the Persian Gulf.
The project, which aims to increase liquefied natural gas (LNG) production by 43% once complete next year, will include two SEACLOR seawater electrochlorination (SWEC) systems, reportedly providing reliable water treatment without the addition of hazardous chemicals.
De Nora is said to have delivered more than 1,200 seawater installations in 60 countries. These references, combined with its ability to meet technical and safety requirements specified in the bidding process, are said to qualify De Nora and its SEACLOR technology for the project.
The purchase order covers the supply of two SEACLOR electrochlorination systems, each able to produce 32kg of chlorine per hour, that will equip two compression platforms supplied by SAIPEM. The SEACLOR systems will produce sodium hypochlorite from seawater using an electric current applied to the De Nora DSA electrodes. The technology continuously injects hypochlorite into water streams, ensuring biofouling control and avoiding the handling and storage of chemicals.