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The Woodlands, TX, United States, 2011/08/01 - Cítreatís innovations in design and technology provide a dependable source of potable water for the offshore drilling and production industry (NYSE: ITT) - ITT.com. NYSE: ITT
Cítreat Offshore, a unit of ITT Corporationís Industrial Process business, was awarded a contract that will enable the supply of potable water for Spainís Castor Underground Storage (UGS) project in the eastern Mediterranean Sea. Cítreat will supply the energy project with its Model 2CFD101-3 Reverse Osmosis Watermaker, a desalination system that provides a dependable source of fresh water for offshore drilling and production operations.
ďWhether for drinking, equipment wash down, or well injection, the cost and reliability of fresh water are always a concern offshore. As a company focused on solving critical problems for our oil and gas clients, we are pleased to have the opportunity to help Spainís UGS Project with this custom solution,Ē said Scott Campbell, Cítreatís sales manager. ďOur Cítreat solutions play a major role in addressing global water supply challenges on more than 400 offshore platforms.Ē
The Castor UGS project converts the depleted Amposta oil field (which lies at a depth of approximately 1,800 meters, about 22 kilometers off Spainís East Coast) into an underground gas storage reservoir. The project involves two offshore platforms, 13 wells and processing facilities, an onshore compression and processing plant located in the Vinaroz municipality, and an adjoining pipeline.
Offshore installations, particularly those that are remote and in deep water, must have a reliable source of fresh water. Cítreatís primary business supports the offshore energy industry. Its Model 2CFD101-3 Reverse Osmosis Watermaker has two fully independent, nine cubic-meter-per-day water making systems. The entire model was third-party certified compliant with ATEX, an EU directive on equipment for explosive environments. ITT Cítreat is ISO9001 certified, and supports the worldís largest oil and gas firms on their platforms, rigs and floating production systems located throughout the world.
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ITT Corporation (itt.com) is a high-technology engineering and manufacturing company operating on all seven continents in three vital markets: water and fluids management, global defense and security, and motion and flow control. With a heritage of innovation, ITT partners with its customers to deliver extraordinary solutions that create more livable environments, provide protection and safety and connect our world. Headquartered in White Plains, N.Y., the company reported 2010 revenue of $11 billion.