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Gas and Oil Project Brings Wetlands to the Desert Adapted from Information by BAUER Group and Petroleum Development Oman Deep in the vast deserts of Oman in the Middle East, you will find a unique one-of-a-kind oasis - of sorts. Amongst the dry desert land is the world’s largest commercial reedbed treatment plant. BAUER Nimr LLC, a local subsidiary of BAUER Resources GmbH, has been operating the plant for ten years. Spanning an area nearly the size of 1600 football fields, you can actually see the plant on satellite images. It is a multiaward winning flagship project for the biological cleaning of polluted water from oil production at the Nimr oil field. The first phase of the project was completed in 2011; after just three weeks, the plant achieved its first milestone by out- performing the contractually agreed upon cleaning capacity of more than 1.5 million cubic feet per day. The third and final expansion was successfully completed in 2019. At peak times, up to 6.1 million cubic feet of polluted water runs through the plant in a day. At the end of the process, nearly 95% of the crude oil in the water is removed or recovered without the use of energy or chemicals. Not only is this wetland remarkably efficient in its cleaning performance, but it also sets new standards for sustain- ability. Using natural flow processes, including graduated settling pits and reusing the purified wastewater on the surface, it is no longer necessary to use pumps for circulation or discharging resid- ual amounts into the subsoil. Roughly 1.5 billion reed plants form the wetland area covering around 25.8 million square feet of previously arid desert. The wetland is irrigated with water from oil production activities pro- viding a habitat for more than 140 animal species including numerous birds, fish, and reptiles. "After ten years of operation, a total of approximately 1.275 million tons of CO 2 emis- sions have been saved - according to estimates, by the end of operations in 2044, it will save 4.5 million tons of CO 2 ," explained Dr. Roman Breuer, managing director of BAUER Resources GmbH. The site is currently treating more than 700,000 barrels of produced water a day at a fraction of the cost and energy of conventional deep water disposal. ENV Photos courtesy of BAUER Group. Nitrate Coated Premium Liners 5x6, 5x8, & 5x10 Gardner Denver 5-1/2x8 & 5-1/2x10 Gardner Denver 7-1/2x8 & 7-1/2x10 Gardner Denver Rods Heat - Treated & Chromed 5x6, 5x8, & 5-1/2x8 Gardner Denver 5x10 & 5-1/2x10 Gardner Denver 7-1/2x8 & 7-1/2x10 Gardner Denver New Pumps In Stock Gardner Denver 4x5 TEE Triplex. Gardner Denver 5-1/2x5 TEE Triplex Gardner Denver 4x5 or 4-1/2x5 Duplex Gardner Denver 5x6 Duplex Gardner Denver 5x6 Air Drive Duplex Gardner Denver 5x8 Duplex Gardner Denver 5-1/2x8 Duplex Gardner Denver 7-1/2x8 Duplex Gardner Denver 7-1/2x10 Duplex Gardner Denver 5-1/2x5 THE Triplex Gardner Denver 5x8 PAH Triplex Call for Prices. We Have a Variety of Brands of Mud Pump Parts and Power Units in Stock. Special or Obsolete Parts Made to Order . Cash for Surplus Mud Pumps . Rebuilt Mud Pumps 4-1/2x6 Gaso Duplex 4-1/2x6 Oilwell Duplex Gardner Denver 4-1/2x8 PA-8 Triplex Gardner Denver 5x6 Duplex Gardner Denver 5x10 Duplex Gaso 5x10 Duplex OVER 300 PUMPS IN STOCK Armstrong Machine Co. Inc. Pocahontas, IA 50574 USA 712 - 335 - 4131 ~ 24 Hours 7 Days a Week • Fax: 712 - 335 - 4565 800 - 831 - 4527 USA & Canada (8AM to 4PM Monday - Friday) Hydraulic Grout Pumps 5”, 6”, & 7-1/2” 12 OCTOBER 2021 WorldWide Drilling Resource ®