ERG secures 2 million Iraq odour control deal

ERG Air Pollution Control of Horsham in West Sussex, a leading manufacturer of odour control systems, has just secured a £2 million order to supply over 80 odour control units to Iraq, where they will form part of the modernisation programme for the country's wastewater treatment industry.


The contract is for four different sizes ranging from small units, which can treat up to 400 m3/hr, through to extra large systems where the capacity is over 3,600 m3/hr. Destined for the Basra region of Southern Iraq each system will be incorporated into the new infrastructure projects being undertaken.

Working in conjunction with Veolia Water Systems in the Middle East, ERG designed a range of special compact two-stage systems. The initial odour removal process is carried out by a bio-scrubber that contains lava rock. The air then moves onto a polishing carbon filter stage prior to release to atmosphere. Each size is custom designed for a standardised wastewater treatment plant to which it is matched. All the systems come with performance guarantees and draw on ERG's extensive experience in supplying systems to meet the specific demands that hot climates require. The concept of combining a bio-scrubber with a carbon filter extends the maintenance interval and simplifies the day-to-day operations so leading to lower running costs.

The systems will be shipped in four batches, each of which will contain a mix of the sizes. The first batch will be delivered in September and the last consignment in December. Each unit will be made at ERG's manufacturing base near Horsham. They will be pre-assembled and filled with the filter media thereby enabling faster installation on site.

These orders come on the back of ERG's strong performance to other parts of the Arabian Gulf, most notably Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Oman and Saudi Arabia. The Company, which for the past five years has had a branch office in Amman, Jordan, has seen sales in this region more than double over the past twelve months.

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