CALGARY, Alberta (June 9, 2014) – Aquatech has been awarded a contract to provide its evaporator technology for the JACOS (Japan Canada Oil Sands Ltd.) Hangingstone Expansion Project in Alberta, Canada.

Aquatech’s Vertical Tube Falling Film (VTFF) evaporator technology will be used to treat and recover more than 95 percent of the OTSG (once-through steam generator) blowdown to supply as boiler feedwater make-up for JACOS’ heavy oil production facility.

The Hangingstone Project, which is located approximately 50 kilometers (31 miles) southwest of Ft. McMurray, Alberta, is a joint venture of JACOS and Nexen Energy ULC, a wholly owned subsidiary of CNOOC Limited. The bitumen production capacity during the initial stage will be approximately 20,000 barrels per day.

“The Alberta Oil Sands is a very important market to Aquatech—one in which we have invested a great amount of attention and resources. We are now seeing tremendous momentum in the SAGD market by listening carefully to the industry, understanding our clients’ needs and swiftly making adjustments to provide an optimal value proposition,” said Matt Sonnenberg, regional sales manager, Western Canada.

Alan Daza, vice president of Upstream Oil & Gas, added, “This is another important win for Aquatech as we see a market potential for evaporation technology to meet the recycle/reuse objectives of Directive 081 for the oil sands in the province of Alberta. In addition, we are excited to have the opportunity to incorporate enhanced design and operational features for this installation that are derived from our experience in providing single largest such evaporator systems in the world for oil field produced water treatment.”

SAGD, or Steam Assisted Gravity Drainage technology, is an enhanced oil recovery process used for producing heavy crude oil or bitumen.

Aquatech provides water purification technology for industrial and infrastructure markets with a focus on desalination, water reuse, and zero liquid discharge.