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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