Water Is flowing through a Delaware refinery following completion of an MPW $34.5 million customized Build-Own-Operate-Maintain (BOOM) System with multiple equipment units, producing all of the site’s process water. Industrial Water General Manager Tim Dondero said technicians worked through holidays to meet a tight deadline. “It’s a bigger project than we usually do,” Dondero said. “We had a time frame to get this done. It’s very successful.”
“Our people delivered a great system through determination, innovation, and the highest level of service,” said President Jared Black. “This is a great job from everyone involved and should lead to more jobs with this customer in the future.”
“We took on a large scope of the refinery’s infrastructure,” said Director of Engineering Justin Pierce. “We provided a lot more than just equipment.”
MPW assisted with a concrete pad, which utilizes underground conduit for electrical runs. MPW managed the main power feeds from the refinery’s switch house. MPW also successfully trenched and ran piping and electrical runs under one of the refinery roads to connect the treatment plant with the system tanks.
Industrial Water Engineering Manager Neil Dewitt said the new system processes 3,000 gallons per minute of RO (reverse osmosis water). “That makes this system one of the largest we’ve ever done,” he said. “It took about everyone on the engineering side to make this happen.”
Dewitt said MPW installed six 670 gallons per minute RO Container units, two oil-filled transformers, a MCC building and two large booster pump skids to produce product water to the refinery. The IT Department contributed servers to the project and the fabrication shop contributed the RO containers and pump skids. “The fabrication crew was on site for nearly eight weeks,” he said.
The Delaware refinery project partly came as a result of MPW’s successful launch of a smaller project in Louisiana. “After that, the client had confidence that MPW could take on some larger projects,” Dewitt said.
The refinery project’s success is garnering attention. “They’re asking us for more help,” Dondero said. “We’re working off our successes.”