GE signs contract for wastewater treatment at Rosneft’s facility in Russia


GE has signed a service agreement with Bashneft to provide wastewater treatment services at Rosneft’s industrial facility in the Russian city of Ufa.

Bashneft is an affiliate of Russian oil and gas company Rosneft.

Under the terms of the 15-year contract, GE will be responsible for providing advanced digital technologies to monitor filtration equipment at the plant.

GE Water & Process Technologies president and CEO Heiner Markhoff said: “This high-tech solution will help Bashneft meet their wastewater and water reuse needs as well as ensure their operations meet stringent environmental standards.

“Now, by utilising our membrane experts and process analysts to service, monitor and maintain the MBR and water treatment equipment, Bashneft can focus on their core business.”

Pursuant to the agreement, GE Water will take over maintenance responsibilities for ZeeWeed membrane bioreactors (MBR), electrodialysis reversal and reverse osmosis equipment at the facility, with the provision of equipment guarantees for the full life of the contract period.

Besides GE’s InSight remote water monitoring system will be utilised.

This system combines big data and analytics to maximise performance, minimise unplanned downtime, lower operating costs and deliver better business outcomes

GE’s ZeeWeed 500 technology removes particles, bacteria and viruses from water or wastewater.

The company noted that the technology is suitable for treating deteriorated or high-variation raw water sources while ensuring quality and stable potable water quality.

GE Water & Process Technologies offers chemical and equipment solutions, and predictive analytics, to enhance water, wastewater and process productivity.