As the largest investor in Myanmar, Total wished to create a permanent and functional office. Upon successful negotiation with the government they were given a site located at nine miles north of Yangon upon which to construct their twenty five million dollar office. At the time they wished to have a stand-alone office complete with electrical power generation, treated water supply and wastewater treatment and essential communications to their offshore platform. To achieve this, they requested Mr. Patrice L’Hopitalier, a Paris based Architect to design and select appropriate materials for an office located in a heavy monsoonal climate. Patrice L’Hopitalier excelled in creating an office with wonderful public areas and outstanding exterior cladding resilient to the monsoon. This has been proven over the past 21 monsoons. Amd’s role was to take tube well water (ground water) and treat it effectively. The water analysis revealed high Iron and rather muddy water. The circumstances required a rather complex flocculation system. In fact, the flocculation of the muddy water required a sudden pH adjustment to maximize effectiveness. Amd installed a series of Prominent automatic controllers in order to achieve this result.
The job required external assistance and Mr. Ron Levett (our Water Treatment Consultant) travelled up and down from Perth (Western Australia) in order to manage the installation. Considerable site difficulties were experienced the plant room had been walled in before our equipment could be positioned. This led to considerable improvisation. The newly drilled tube well couldn’t supply sufficient water which limited our ability to test the chemical dosing system. Total Head contractor SAE were in a considerable hurry to compete the job.