NATCO Tapped for Manifa Arabian Heavy Crude Program

NATCO Group Inc. announced that it will provide equipment and technology to Foster Wheeler for the Saudi Aramco Manifa Arabian Heavy Crude Program, in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The development of the Manifa oil field, located in the Persian Gulf, includes construction and expansion of new processing infrastructure to handle an additional 900,000 bpd of Arabian heavy crude. The project is supposed to be completed in 2011.

NATCO will supply the world's fifth-largest crude oil field with advanced dehydration & desalting technology including design and fabrication of six trains treating a total of 900,000 barrels per day (bpd). Each train will be comprised of one TriVolt dehydrator and two TriVolt desalter units for a total of 18 vessels.

NATCO has been supplying the TriVolt technology to Saudi Aramco for over thirty years. The equipment design includes flexibility for future capacity increases by up to fifty percent through a retrofit to NATCO's Dual Frequency(R) electrostatic technology.


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