Pörner created a new competence center on March 1, 2020 for more sustainability in dealing with one of the most important resources on earth, water. After Siemens Austria had decided to discontinue its water business in Europe, the water experts led by Dr. Robert Vranitzky were integrated into the Pörner Group. The engineers of the new ‘Pörner Water’ division have in-depth process know-how and competence for industrial water treatment as well as many years of experience in project management and execution of international projects.
Accumulated water competence
Over the past decades, the team has planned, executed and successfully commissioned a large number of industrial water treatment plants in Europe, Central Asia and selected countries in Africa. The portfolio ranges from water treatment plants in the oil production (upstream) for deoiling of produced water to the treatment of process water in refineries (downstream).
While the treatment scheme for produced water treatment primarily consists of flotation units followed by special media filters (walnutshell filters), the entire technology spectrum of process water treatment is applied in downstream installations.
In addition, numerous innovation projects for new technology applications in water treatment for the oil and gas industry were implemented and customers were supported in the digital transformation.
Minimize energy and water consumption
Pörner’s service in the field of water treatment goes beyond the commissioning of plants – with service and predictive maintenance for the accomplished plants. The aim of this "life cycle service" is the long-term preservation of the value of the plants and their maximum availability.
Considering the growing shortage of fresh water resources and increasing environmental requirements, water treatment and the use of water in closed cycles become more and more important. With the new water competence center, Pörner can support its process industry customers even better in order to sustainably minimize energy and water consumption and emissions of their plants.
The expertise from the implementation of complex water treatment systems with multi-stage processes enables Pörner to offer tailored project solutions to the industry. This knowledge is continuously extended in cooperation with the leading suppliers of special water technologies and treatment systems (OEMs, Own Equipment Manufacturer).
The ‘Pörner Water’ team takes up its work to realize complete projects integrating all engineering disciplines and according to Pörner’s tried and tested execution methods – from one hand and from a single source.
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