Co-op Refinery Complex’s Wastewater Improvement Project named Industrial Water Project of the Year at the Global Water Awards

Saskatoon, SK, 2017-May-02 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Wastewater Improvement Project at the Co-op Refinery Complex was named Industrial Water Project of the Year at the annual Global Water Awards held in Madrid, Spain, on April 24. The award recognizes the project, commissioned in 2016, that represents the most impressive technical or environmental achievement in the field of industrial water.

“We are honoured that the CRC was named Industrial Water Project of the Year. Water is a precious resource and our Wastewater Improvement Project allows us to be efficient and sustainable by recovering every drop of water – two million gallons of wastewater daily. With GE’s technology, we now recycle all of our wastewater in a socially responsible and environmentally sound way to conserve water for Regina and the entire province of Saskatchewan,” said Gil Le Dressay, Vice-President of Refinery Operations.

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“We are very proud that this project, which uses our advanced wastewater treatment technologies, has won this prestigious award,” said Heiner Markoff, President and CEO of GE Water and Process Technologies. “The CRC’s outstanding commitment to environmental sustainability should be an enduring example for the entire oil refining industry.”

Several years ago the Refinery expanded its operations to produce 30,000 more barrels of oil per day (BPD) taking it from a 100,000-BPD to 130,000-BPD facility, which increased its water usage. The Refinery’s current water source is a blend of well water and city water.

With a fully operational Wastewater Improvement Project the CRC’s reliance on raw water from the City of Regina aquifer will decrease by the equivalent of 3,100 households on an annual basis. By recycling 100 per cent of its wastewater on-site, the CRC significantly decreases volatile organic compound emissions from its wastewater ponds and reduces the associated nuisance odours.

Established in 2006 by Global Water Intelligence magazine, the awards recognize the most important achievements in the international water industry within several categories, and reward those initiatives in the water, wastewater and desalination sectors that are moving the industry forward through improved operating performance, innovative technology adoption and sustainable financial models.

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Wastewater Improvement Project: The Co-op Refinery Complex announces commissioning phase of $200 million environmental mega project

Saskatoon, CANADA, 2016-May-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Co-op Refinery Complex (CRC) is announcing the commissioning phase of a $200 million environmental mega project called the Wastewater Improvement Project (WIP).

When the WIP is fully operational, industry experts say that the CRC will be the only refinery in North America that can clean and recycle all of its wastewater for the purpose of steam production. This puts the CRC on the leading edge of environmental sustainability in the oil refining industry.

“Federated Co-operatives Limited has invested more than $200 million in ensuring the sustainability of our water resources for both the refinery and the City of Regina,” said Scott Banda, CEO of Federated Co-operatives Limited. “This is a significant investment that helps us realize our long-term vision focused on sustainability and environmental stewardship.”

The WIP will clean 100 per cent of the CRC’s wastewater on-site. This will significantly decrease Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) emissions from the refinery’s wastewater ponds and substantially reduce the nuisance odours that the refinery’s neighbours sometimes smell. In addition, the WIP will enhance the sustainability of Regina’s water supply by reducing the refinery’s reliance on freshwater resources by an estimated 28 per cent or the equivalent of about 3,100 Regina households on an annual basis.

“Being an industry leader in sustainability is a major part of our vision for the future of this refinery,” said Gil Le Dressay, Vice-President of Refinery Operations. “By implementing the WIP and its leading-edge technology, we enhance our operations, reduce our environmental impact and benefit our community.”

The WIP utilizes leading-edge technology developed by General Electric (GE). The process involves various stages that use a combination of live bacteria, special filtration units and high-efficiency reverse osmosis (HERO mode) to clean and recycle the refinery’s wastewater. The WIP is currently in the commissioning phase and is expected to be fully operational in the fall of 2016.

SOURCE: Federated Co-operatives Limited

 

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The $200 million WIP is currently in the commissioning phase.

The $200 million WIP is currently in the commissioning phase.

Co-op Refinery Complex donates winter clothing to Geroy’s Coats 4 Kids campaign through the Huddle Up Foundation

Saskatchewan, Canada, 2015-2-9 — /EPR Retail News/ — There was a warm reception for Mother Teresa Middle School students in Regina Friday as CFL great Geroy Simon and Seattle Seahawk John Ryan handed out new coats, tuques and mitts.

This winter clothing is part of a $50,000 donation from the Co-op Refinery Complex to Geroy’s Coats 4 Kids campaign through the Huddle Up Foundation. The donation will equip thousands of children with winter jackets and create long-term sustainability for the foundation.

“We recognize the importance of giving back to a community and a province that has been so supportive of us,” said Gil Le Dressay, Vice-President of Refinery Operations. “We are so proud to be partnering with Geroy and the Huddle Up Foundation so that together we can make a practical difference to many children in need.”

Now in its second year, Geroy’s Coats 4 Kids campaign has distributed thousands of new and gently-used coats for kids aged four to 18 in Regina and across Saskatchewan. When he was playing with the Saskatchewan Roughriders, Simon was inspired to launch the campaign as a result of his dedication to community and youth.

“No kid should be without a coat in winters like we have here,” said Simon. “We all can make a difference by providing a basic necessity that contributes so much to the health and well-being of our kids.”

As ambassadors for the Huddle Up Foundation, Ryan and Simon also spoke to the students about what it takes to be a champion, sharing stories of success and defeat.
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Co-op Refinery Complex donates winter clothing to Geroy’s Coats 4 Kids campaign through the Huddle Up Foundation

Co-op Refinery Complex donates winter clothing to Geroy’s Coats 4 Kids campaign through the Huddle Up Foundation