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Round 2 PFAS project attracts 2 bidders

During the initial, 5 March bid submittal date, none of the eight prequalified contractors submitted bids to expand and upgrade Brunswick County’s Northwest Water Treatment Plant in Fayetteville....

Water Desalination Report, 23-03-2020

Gradiant acquires Aussie engineering firm

Gradiant, the Boston-based industrial water treatment company, has announced the acquisition of CRS Water, an Australian-owned engineering and technology company specializing in the design,...

Water Desalination Report, 23-03-2020

The Desal industry reacts to a pandemic

Last week, Poseidon Water issued a press release detailing the steps that they have taken to ensure the continued production of fresh water at the Carlsbad Desalination Plant. Measures that were...

Water Desalination Report, 23-03-2020

Antelope Water Management buys KMX Membrane Technologies

Antelope Water Management, LLC, a Texas-based water services provider for the upstream oil and gas industry, has announced that it has closed the acquisition of KMX Membrane Technologies, a...

Water Desalination Report, 16-03-2020

Veolia to supply HPD crystallizer to Dead Sea plant

Veolia Water Technologies will provide an HPD crystallizer system for a processing plant designed to extract high-quality potash fertilizer from the brines of the Dead Sea. The units will replace...

Water Desalination Report, 16-03-2020

Borja Blanco wrongfully terminated in ERI

Borja Blanco, ERI’s former senior vice president of sales, reports that Spain’s Supreme Court has concluded that he was wrongfully terminated in September 2014 by a former ERI CEO, who was himself...

Water Desalination Report, 16-03-2020

Carlos Camero appointed at Protec Arisawa

Carlos Camero has been appointed as Protec Arisawa’s vice president of sales for the Americas.Formerly the senior vice president of global sales for Voltea, he is based in Jacksonville, Florida,...

Water Desalination Report, 16-03-2020

Chris Claessen resigned at Safbon Water

Chris Claessen, with 30 years of desalination engineering experience and the former CEO of Safbon Water Technology, has left the firm and is available for full time or contract employment. He is...

Water Desalination Report, 16-03-2020

Lynne Gulizia retired from Toray Membrane

From Lynne Gulizia: It is with much anticipation, and a bit of sadness, that I am announcing my retirement from Toray Membrane, effective June 30th. My 39-year career in the membrane industry has...

Water Desalination Report, 16-03-2020

Jobs: Seawater Desalination Engineer at Black & Veatch

Black & Veatch is looking for a Seawater Desalination Engineer with 10 years or more experience in the design of large SWRO plants. Must be well versed in process design, development of...

Water Desalination Report, 16-03-2020

Bahía de Palma - Spain

The Balearics regional government has approved emergency legislation suspending public sector tender processes for the duration of the state of emergency.

Torrevieja SWRO expansion - Spain

The tender process has been suspended under the state of emergency declared in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Jubail 3a IWP - Saudi Arabia

The client has officially named the ACWA Power-led team as preferred bidder for the contract. Four bids were submitted: 1) ACWA Power/GIC/Al Bawani - SAR1.54861/m3 ($0.41/m3); 2) Marubeni/Marafiq -...

Az-Zour North stage 2/3 IWPP - Kuwait

The client has indicated that there could be a development on advisory tender documents on 5th April 2020, after the process of re-issuing the documents was put on hold as a result of the governmen...

Al Khairan IWPP - Kuwait

The client has indicated that there could be a development on advisory tender documents on 5th April 2020, after the process of re-issuing documents was put on hold as a result of the government sh...

West Basin, CA - U.S.A.

The District plans to hold a "Lunch & Learn" class on 1st May 2020 devoted to water desalination as part of its outreach programme. Interested individuals can sign up here: https://www.westbasin.or...

Skhira SWRO - Tunisia

Compagnie des Phosphates de Gafsa and Tunisia's PPP unit (IGPPP) are working on preparatory studies, and an RFQ for construction is scheduled to be released later in 2020.

NuevaUnión (formerly Relincho Copper Mine) - Chile

Teck Resources announced at the end of February 2020 that the feasibility study for the NuevaUnión project is now expected to be delivered later in Q1 2020.

Facility E IWPP - Qatar

The deadline for bid submissions has been extended to 30 April. Bidding groups are understood to include Engie/Mitsui, Itochu, Kepco/Mitsubishi, Marubeni, PowerChina and Sumitomo. A consultancy tea...

Al Khairan IWPP - Kuwait

The process of reissuing advisory tender documents has been put on hold as a result of the government shutdown in Kuwait. Three advisory consortia passed the technical evaluation stage following th...

Az-Zour North stage 2/3 IWPP - Kuwait

The process of reissuing advisory tender documents has been put on hold as a result of the government shutdown in Kuwait. Three advisory consortia passed the technical evaluation stage following th...

Huntington Beach SWRO, CA - U.S.A.

The Santa Ana Regional Water Quality Control Board has cancelled its 3rd April 2020 meeting, at which it was due to decide whether to finalise the tentative order renewing the project's NPDES permi...

Mahdia (phase 1) - Tunisia

Sonede is running a water resource audit with the World Bank to assess the need for, and capacity of a potential desalination plant. Conclusions are due by May 2020 at the latest, and if the audit ...

Kerkennah - Tunisia

Although the feasibility studies are still underway, Sonede is leaning towards a brackish water desalination plant rather than a seawater desalination plant, because of the technological constraint...

Alger West (Fouka Marine) - Algeria

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, AEC has postponed the opening of financial bids again until 31 March 2020. Two companies were shortlisted following the evaluation of technical bids, and the lower of ...

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

The client has yet to receive a final permit from TCEQ, and therefore the advertisement for construction bids is now scheduled for summer 2020, beginning with the WWTP improvements, followed by two...

Shuaiba North - Kuwait

The Ministry of Electricity and Water is looking to sell a 205,000m3/d & 778MW desalination and power plant. Two requests for proposals from advisors have been issued by the client. One covers the ...

Bahía de Palma - Spain

On 16 March 2020, the bidders were revealed to be as follows: 1) Global Omnium Medioambiente; 2) FACSA/Tedagua; 3) Sacyr/Cadagua; 4) STS/Aquambiente; 5) Aqualia/Acciona Agua. Economic proposals are...

Valdelentisco - Spain

To operate and maintain the 136,000m3/d seawater reverse osmosis plant at Valdelentisco in Murcia. The economic and technical bid scores are as follows: 1) Abengoa (€7.547 million/6 pts); 2) Accion...

Pure Water Soquel, CA - U.S.A.

Jacobs is understood to be the frontrunner for the O&M contract – which is styled as an "operations and management-at-risk" (OMAR) arrangement.

Post Falls Water Reclamation Facility, ID upgrade - U.S.A.

Construction bids are due in on 14 May 2020.

Morro Bay WWTP, CA - U.S.A.

On 10 March 2020, the EPA announced that it will disburse a $62 million WIFIA loan to support the project, which is estimated to save the City $29 million over the lifetime of the project. Construc...

Huntington Beach SWRO, CA - U.S.A.

The Santa Ana Regional Water Quality Control Board will hold a second workshop on 13 March 2020 to discuss the renewal of the NPDES permit required for the desalination plant to move ahead. The wor...

Antioch BWRO, CA - U.S.A.

Although a progressive design-build delivery method had previously been chosen to implement the project, it will now move forward as a traditional design-bid-build project. Carollo Engineers expect...

Post Falls Water Reclamation Facility, ID upgrade - U.S.A.

Construction bids are expected to be advertised as soon as 13 March 2020.

GWRS Phase III, CA - U.S.A.

The final contract for the GWRS final expansion project is due to be bid out later in March 2020, with a provisional submissions deadline of 26 May 2020. The scope includes the slip-lining of appro...

Palo Alto Reuse, CA - U.S.A.

At its meeting on 2nd March 2020, Palo Alto City Council voted to accept the Northwest County Recycled Water Strategic Plan Report. Meanwhile, an RFP for the design of the 1.125MGD (4,258m3/d) salt...

MWD Regional Recycled Water Scheme, CA (Phase 1) - U.S.A.

The follow-up workshop is now scheduled to be held in June 2020, and will examine financial considerations relating to the full-scale project, in anticipation of further board action.

Pure Water Soquel, CA - U.S.A.

The Black & Veatch/Filanc/Trussell Technologies team has been awarded the progressive design-build contract relating to the AWPF and the addition of tertiary treatment at the Santa Cruz WWTP. Phase...

Malibu Civic Center Phase 2, CA - U.S.A.

The plant expansion requires the formation of an assessment district, and an RFQ/P has been released seeking assessment engineering and district administration services in connection with the phase...