Witteveen+Bos Kazakhstan (WBK) has won a 5 million USD engineering contract for Tengizchevroil, the operator of the Tengiz oil field. The project comprises the water handling upgrade of a plant which was constructed at the beginning of this century.
The project scope comprises the upgrade of a boiler feed water production plant, a sour water stripper unit and a wastewater treatment plant. For this engineering contract, Wittev-een+Bos Kazakhstan works together with PSN Kazstroy in Atyrau. This project is important for the expansion of the oil production and reduces the amount of fresh water intake by introduction of maximum water re-use. The cooperation has started successfully in March of this year with another wastewater project for the same client.
The success of Witteveen+Bos has started in 1999 with the design of the drilling islands in the shallow North part of the Caspian Sea and several months covered with ice. Since 2003, WBK has an office in Atyrau, from which wastewater and water treatment projects were developed as one of the main drivers of the presence in Kazakhstan. The total num-ber of permanent employees in Kazakhstan is now over 60 people working from offices in Aktau, Atyrau and Almaty. The number of our Kazakh engineers is still expanding. Fre-quently several expat staff is working in these offices for several weeks to months.