GPIC has celebrated the opening of new Sodium Hypochlorite Generation Unit located at the GPIC head quarter, Sitra. The event which took place on 3rdMay was attended by H.E Mr. Anwar Saeed binSalamah ,Managing Director, GPIC President Mr. Abdulrahman Jawahery, the Executive Management, Chairman and members of Labour Unoin and other officials.
The new unit is adopting advanced Electrolyzer Technology in the production of Sodium Hypochlorite solution. This advanced technology is safer and more cost effective. The new technology eliminates the use and storage of hazardous chlorine gas. The produced Sodium Hypochlorite solution is injected into sea water circuit to protect all the equipment in the sea water circuit from biological fouling. The injected solution will increase the efficiency of the equipment in the sea water circuit, which will ultimately increase lifetime and reliability of the equipment. The new technology is environmentally friendly.
On the occasion, H.E Mr. Anwar Saeed bin Salamah praised the GPIC project team for following the highest safety standards during the construction and installation of Sodium Hypochlorite Generation Unit, which was completed without any safety incident / accident during the project. HE Mr Anwar Salama recognized the great effort made by the GPIC project and construction team in completing the construction work on time and maintaining the highest quality in the construction of the unit. On this occasion, Mr. Abdulrahman Jawahery highlighted the importance of this new unit, which will enhance the safety, and reliability of GPIC complex. Mr. Abdulrahman Jawahery appreciated the strict adherence to safe work practices by the construction team, which resulted in the safe and successful completion of the project. He also praised the GPIC project team, which carried out the Engineering, Procurement & Construction of the new Unit, which was completed on time, within budget and with excellent standards.
Mr. Jawahery added that implementing such projects successfully confirm the ability of the Bahraini Nationals, which enforces the trust placed by the company on its workers. Mr. Abdulrahman Jawahery added that GPIC Bahraini manpower have proven their competency, to take up any kind of expansion projects in the future, to maintain the company progress and development. It is worth to mention that the new Hypochlorite Unit was constructed according to the most advanced technology and has cost US $3 million dollars. More than 50 workers and engineers have participated in the construction work of the new unit, which was completed in seven months time.
The major equipments of the unit were supplied by Severn Trent De Nora from Italy, who are the leading manufacturers of Hypochlorite units of various capacities. The Hypochlorite solution will be injected to the Sea water system, with a continuous dosing rate to achieve 2 ppm concentration at seawater outfall. The unit has a Design capacity of 100 kg/hr of Sodium Hypochlorite solution at a concentration of 2,000 mg/l. The produced solution is used to treat 45,000 m3/hr of sea water. The new Hypochlorite unit will eliminate the use of the hazardous gas Chlorine from the GPIC complex, which will again enhance the safety of the whole complex.