PCI Gases will supply ten of our VSA oxygen generation systems – each unit producing 3 tons per day – to the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers Savannah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP).
The expansion project includes deepening the Port of Savannah Harbor (Georgia, USA) to accommodate the larger New Panamax ships that will be coming through the expanded Panama Canal. The oxygen produced by PCI’s VSA systems will be dissolved into the Savannah River estuary to ensure that the dissolved oxygen concentration in the harbor waters is maintained at a level needed to sustain a healthy aquatic ecosystem. Aeration of the river water occurs naturally via contact with air at the water’s surface, but increasing the water depth in the harbor will create a setting where natural aeration is not enough to maintain the required level of dissolved oxygen.
Ten of PCI’s DOCS 1500-55 VSA Oxygen Generation Systems – with a total oxygen production capacity of 64,000 lbs/day – will be installed at two project sites at the Savannah River. ECO Oxygen Technologies’s (“ECO2”) SuperOxygenation system will dissolve the gaseous VSA oxygen into the river water using its ECO2’s SuperOxygenation Cone technology. The systems will dissolve 40,000 lbs/day of oxygen into the river. Now under construction with CDM Constructors serving as prime contractor, the project is slated for completion in 2017.