Suez will start its first wastewater project in Cameroon

Suez new brandSuez has won the contract to modernise and extend the effluent treatment plant at the refinery of the National Refining Company (SO.NA.RA) in Limbé, Cameroon. This contract, won in consortium with SOGEA SATOM and INGENICA, is worth a total of €22 million of which SUEZ has a share of about €6 million. It is the Group’s first venture in treating effluents from the refining industry in sub-Saharan Africa.
SO.NA.RA’s site – the only refinery in Cameroon – is 82% owned by the government, and produces almost 2 million tonnes of refined hydrocarbons per year. Suez will use the proprietary Poseidon™ technology for treating the effluents form the refinery, and it has been already used by Valero Energy, Chevron, Exxon Mobil, Shell, Husky Energy, Suncor Energy for which plants with capacity ranging from 3000 m3/day to more than 100,000 m3/day have been set up. The consortium will also build a storm basin with a capacity of 18,500 m3 to collect polluted rainwater before treating it, preventing surface run-off of water containing high levels of hydrocarbons. The modernisation of the plant, which will be finalised in September 2018, will have a daily treatment capacity of 9,600 m3 of industrial water and rainwater.