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Shoji Kimura (1935-2020)

Professor Emeritus Shoji Kimura, from the University of Tokyo and the former president of the Membrane Society of Japan, died of stomach cancer on 21 May 2020. He was 85 years old.

Dr Kimura...

Water Desalination Report, 29-06-2020

IDE and Chem Process sign partnership

Israel’s IDE Technologies has announced their partnership with India’s Chem Process Systems, an India-based supplier of evaporators and crystallizers. That arrangement is said to be complementary...

Water Desalination Report, 29-06-2020

Suez-Aquambiente consortium receives three year O&M contract for Bahia de Palma SWRO plant

A review panel has recommended that Agencia Balear del Agua award a three-year operations and maintenance contract for the 68,400 m3/d (18 MGD) Bahía de Palma SWRO plant in Mallorca, Spain, to a...

Water Desalination Report, 29-06-2020

Amane Advisors selected as advisor for Salman Energy Park

France’s Amane Advisors has been awarded a contract to provide advisory services for the development of all water and wastewater facilities in the King Salman Energy Park (SPARK), Saudi Arabia’s...

Water Desalination Report, 29-06-2020

Fraunhofer USA Center for Energy Innovation renamed as Connecticut Center for Applied Separations Technologies (CCAST)

The Fraunhofer USA Center for Energy Innovation has been renamed the Connecticut Center for Applied Separations Technologies (CCAST), with the continued support of the University of Connecticut....

Water Desalination Report, 29-06-2020

H2O Innovation awarded $4.25 million for three North American projects

H2O Innovation said that it has been awarded three new North American projects totaling CAD$5.8 million ($4.25 million), including: a 10.2 MGD (38,600 m3/d) FiberFlex surface water membrane...

Water Desalination Report, 29-06-2020

Gradiant name Hiep Le as global VP of process and application engineering

Hiep Le has been appointed global vice president of process and application engineering at Gradiant. Formerly the innovation and technology manager at Osmoflo, he will initially remain based in...

Water Desalination Report, 29-06-2020

Dryden Aqua appoint Jochen Kallenberg

Jochen Kallenberg has been appointed director of water treatment for Dryden Aqua. Formerly the global director of business development for Omya International, he will be based in Büsserach,...

Water Desalination Report, 29-06-2020

Neil Palmer appointed as new Chief Technology Officer of Osmoflo

Neil Palmer has been appointed chief technology officer by Osmoflo and will lead the company’s Technology and Innovation Division. A veteran desalter and the former CEO of the National Centre of...

Water Desalination Report, 29-06-2020

Saur to acquire Nijhuis Industries

France’s Saur announced that it was acquiring Nijhuis Industries, the Dutch industrial water and wastewater treatment company, increasing its industrial revenues to 200 million ($224.4 million) per...

Water Desalination Report, 29-06-2020

Shandong Rongcheng Desalination Project - China

Conceptual stage, under planning stage; will be invested by Shandong Qi Lu Water Group; the client is Rongcheng City Government

Shandong Yantai Haiyang Nuclear Power Desalination Project - China

At a very initial conceptual stage, under feasibility study carried by the Institute of Seawater Desalination and Multipurpose Utilization, Tianjin; the client is Haiyang City Government

Zarzis - Tunisia

Sonede plans to launch a tender for feasibility studies in Q3 or Q4 of 2020.

Kerkennah - Tunisia

Sonede is finalising its studies for a brackish water desalination plant, and plans to issue an EPC tender by the end of the year. The feasibility analysis is being carried out by a consortium of I...

Sousse phase 1 - Tunisia

Construction of the initial 50,000m3/d of capacity (which is currently underway by EPPM and Abeima (Abengoa)) has been further delayed, and the plant is now expected to come online in summer 2021. ...

Antioch BWRO, CA - U.S.A.

Carollo Engineers is expected to reach 100% design on the project in early August 2020, in order for construction bids to be advertised later that month or in September 2020. An award is likely bef...

Weatherford reuse project, TX - U.S.A.

A tender process has been initiated for the construction of a 3.3MGD (12,490m3/d) reclaimed water pump station (expandable to 5MGD (18,925m3/d), and various wastewater treatment plant improvements....

Ferry desalination plant - Jamaica

To construct a desalination water plant with a capacity of up to 10MIGD (45,460m3/d), using the brackish Ferry Springs at Moses Lake as the feedwater source. The contract scope also includes the in...

South Tarawa Water Supply Project - Kiribati

The bidding documents for the desalination plant and the water network are now undergoing a final review, although the exact timing of their release has yet to be determined.

Santa Barbara desal expansion - U.S.A.

At its meeting on 30 June 2020, Santa Barbara City Council voted 6-0 to approve a 50-year water supply agreement, which would involve the Montecito Water District purchasing 1,430 acre-feet per yea...

Santa Barbara reuse, CA - U.S.A.

The City reiterated at the end of June 2020 that the imminent signing of a 50-year water purchase agreement with the Montecito Water District (and the deferral of an expansion of the Charles E. Mey...

Borazjan SWRO - Iran

Noor Vijeh Co. (NVCO) proposed the best price (IRR66,000/m3, equivalent to $1.56/m3), and the client is currently evaluating its financial proposal

Az-Zour North stage 2/3 IWPP - Kuwait

The deadline for the submission of transaction advisory proposals has been extended until 23 July 2020. On 31 May, the client re-issued a call for submissions from advisors to carry out feasibility...

Al Khairan IWPP - Kuwait

The deadline for the submission of transaction advisory proposals has been extended until 23 July 2020. On 31 May, the client re-issued a call for submissions from advisors to carry out feasibility...

Aqaba-Amman Water Project - Jordan

The deadline for the submission of qualification documents has been extended until 11 August 2020.

Pure Water Project Las Virgenes-Triunfo - U.S.A.

The JPA is expected to hold a subsequent workshop on 13 July 2020 to continue the discussion of institutional and implementation issues relating to the Pure Water project. The previous strategic pl...

Bhavnagar tertiary treatment plant (potable) - India

The bid submissions deadline has been extended again, and now falls on 13 July 2020. Bid opening is scheduled to follow on 18 July 2020.

Mandvi desalination plant - India

The submissions deadline for proposals relating to the role of independent engineer has been extended once more, and now falls on 7th July, with bids due to be opened the following day.

Sutrapada desalination plant - India

The submissions deadline for proposals relating to the role of independent engineer has been extended once more, and now falls on 7th July, with bids due to be opened the following day.

San Pedro de Pinatar I - Spain

To operate and maintain the 65,000m3/d San Pedro del Pinatar I seawater reverse osmosis plant, which was designed, built, and has been operated by Acciona Agua since 2006. The tender was published ...

Ventura Water IPR/DPR phase 1 - U.S.A.

The delivery timetable for the preliminary feasibility study on the full-scale project's concentrate outfall and desalination intake – which is being undertaken by Carollo Engineers – is likely to ...

Santa Barbara desal expansion - U.S.A.

At a special meeting on 25 June 2020, the Montecito Water District approved a 50-year water supply agreement, which would involve the District purchasing 1,430 acre-feet per year (4,832m3/d) of tre...

Facility E IWPP - Qatar

A new advisory team has been appointed: PWC (financial), Clyde & Co (legal) and Energo (technical). Following delays to the timeline imposed by the impact of COVID-19, the official deadline for bid...

Santa Barbara desal expansion - U.S.A.

At a special meeting on 25 June 2020, the Montecito Water District is due to consider the adoption of a resolution authorising the board president to execute a 50-year water supply agreement, which...

Strandfontein - South Africa

The decommissioning of the Strandfontein desalination plant on 17 June 2020 was accompanied by a statement from the City of Cape Town saying that, as a result of the experience at Strandfontein, "W...

Cabo San Lucas expansion - Mexico

The tender process is now expected to be initiated in Q3 2020.

Doheny Desalination Project, CA (phase 1) - U.S.A.

Clean Energy Capital now hopes to deliver its water production cost analysis in mid-July 2020, the outcome of which will be a financial model that estimates cost ranges for the water to be produced...

Bahía de Palma - Spain

The technical and economic bids are as follows: 1) Global Omnium (€9.718 million/24.9 pts); 2) FACSA/Tedagua (€10.129 million/36.3 pts); 3) Sacyr/Cadagua (€11.338 million/38.4 pts); 4) Suez/Aquambi...

Coega desal plant - South Africa

The tender has been cancelled in its current form, although CDC says that it will be re-issued with adjustments to the tender documentation.

Monterey Peninsula Water Supply Project, CA - U.S.A.

In a dramatic turnaround, the Monterey Peninsula Water Management District board voted on 15 June 2020 to send a letter to the California Coastal Commission encouraging the CCC to deny a coastal de...