Veolia supplies treatment technologies and expertise to manage sludge from Oil & Gas facilities in Kuwait

Veolia Water Technologies, through its subsidiary VWS Oil & Gas, has been awarded a 20 million USD (approximately 18 million EUR) contract in Kuwait for the engineering, supply and commissioning of a complete incineration unit to handle oily and biological sludge.
Veolia supplies treatment technologies and expertise to manage sludge from Oil & Gas facilities in Kuwait (55.82 KB)

Veolia is supplying the sludge treatment technologies to two oil refineries as part of a major project that covers a broad revamping of Kuwait National Petroleum Company facilities. Veolia is providing its expertise to the joint venture that manages the project and was set up between Fluor, Daewoo and Hyundai.

The technologies to be supplied and commissioned by Veolia include:

  • Veolia’s own Pyrofluid™ thermal treatment solution with a capacity of 5.2 tons of oily and biological sludge per hour;
  • A steam-producing waste-heat boiler and two heat exchangers;
  • Dry fume treatment technologies;
  • A system to handle and store sludge with two 2,340 m3 silos;
  • Storage and dosing reagents.

In addition, Veolia will purchase and manufacture all the required equipment, instrumentation, piping and structures, sourcing them through its own network of subcontractors based in Europe and the Middle East.

Thierry Froment, the head of Veolia Water Technologies Oil & Gas business, said:

"This contract is a clear indication of how Veolia Water Technologies is in an ideal position to further develop in the Oil & Gas sector in the Middle East. It is one of the few water technology companies able to deliver a project of this complexity, having at its disposal such a wide range of proven technologies perfectly adaptable to oil and gas customers in the region."

These technologies contribute to the improvement of industrial processes across numerous sectors and around the world. Together with Veolia’s know-how, they ensure that harmful pollutants are treated and disposed of in a way that avoids damage to the environment.

The project should be delivered in the next 16 months.

Technical details and further information about Pyrofluid™ available here:


Veolia group is the global leader in optimized resource management. With over 179,000 employees* worldwide, the Group designs and provides water, waste and energy management solutions that contribute to the sustainable development of communities and industries. Through its three complementary business activities, Veolia helps to develop access to resources, preserve available resources, and to replenish them.
In 2014, the Veolia group supplied 96 million people with drinking water and 60 million people with wastewater service, produced 52 million megawatt hours of energy and converted 31 million metric tons of waste into new materials and energy. Veolia Environnement (listed on Paris Euronext: VIE) recorded consolidated revenue of €24.4 billion* in 2014.
(*) 2014 pro-forma figures, including Dalkia International (100%) and excluding Dalkia France.