MEG Energy Corp. Selects GE Evaporation Technology to Maximize Water Reuse

MEG Energy Corp. Selects GE Evaporation Technology to Maximize Water Reuse 

        --  GE to Design and Supply Evaporator Systems for MEG Energy's
            Christina Lake Project
        --  GE's Evaporative Technology is Expected to Help MEG Energy
            Conserve Water and Reduce Operational Costs

TREVOSE, PA, March 25, 2014 /CNW/ - GE (NYSE: GE) reports that MEG Energy 
Corp. has selected its evaporation technology for Phases 2B and 3A of the 
Christina Lake Project, located in Northern Alberta, Canada. GE's evaporators 
will be used to recycle a significant portion of the steam generator blowdown 
for reuse as boiler feedwater.

The Christina Lake project uses both cogeneration and once-through steam 
generators (OTSGs) to drive the steam-assisted gravity drainage (SAGD) process 
for the production of bitumen, which is a heavy crude oil produced from oil 
sands. MEG Energy will use GE evaporators to treat its OTSG blowdown and 
recycle it as boiler feedwater as opposed to disposing of it by deep well 

"We've witnessed industry trends of SAGD projects either installing new 
systems with OTSG evaporators or retrofitting existing units. As projects in 
Alberta's oil sands increase, more companies are turning to GE's evaporative 
technologies to address the critical issue of how to handle produced water," 
said Bill Heins, general manager, thermal systems—water and process 
technologies for GE Power & Water.

GE will supply fifth generation, fully modularized evaporator systems, which 
are designed to achieve the lowest possible project costs. These advanced, 
module designs incorporate years of experience and optimizations resulting 
from numerous modularized evaporator projects designed and supplied by GE to 
clients in the Canadian oil sands.

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SOURCE  General Electric Canada Inc. 
Patricia Garofalo, GE Power & Water, +1 215 942 
3598,; Beth Coffman or Howard Masto, Masto Public 
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