Aujan Coca-Cola Beverages Company

Dammam, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

The soft drink producer, Aujan, part of Coca-Cola, was required to upgrade its effluent treatment plant in order to comply with municipality limits.  There was primary treatment followed by an MBR with c. 300 m³/day throughput.  The plant had performed poorly.  A new Anaerobic Digester was installed, UASB, to increase plant capacity to 3,000 m³/day and c. 9,000 kgCOD/day

The new plant consisted of screening, balancing, conditioning followed by Anaerobic Digestion (UASB) followed by Membrane BioReactor (c. 1,000 m³/day).  We provided essential technical consultancy services to Aujan from project inception through to commissioning and sign-off to make sure that the new system met its objectives.   We provided the following key services:

  • Preparation of outline design of selected treatment technology and tender documentation that was issued to Contracting companies
  • Undertook comprehensive technical and commercial evaluation of submitted bids
  • Providing thorough review of Contractor’s Design package and played a key role in fine tuning plant design aspects to enhance performance, operation, maintenance and optimise build cost.
  • Supported Aujan through the Contractor Commissioning and Handover (including takeover/performance testing) including regular site visits and attendance at technical meetings
  • Supported Contract with detailed technical support on complete overhaul of Toray MBR system
  • Provided retained consultancy services after plant-start up to ensure that optimum performance was maintained
“The project was particularly challenging given the limited space available. We were able to devise a scheme whereby the necessary tankage could be accommodated without disruption to existing plant and without having to demolish a production building to which the client was reluctantly resigned”
- Jerad O'Pray, Project Manager