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Sea4Value new mineral process

Sea4Value, the EU-funded project comprised of public and private partners from eight European countries, aims to make seawater desal plants another source of valuable raw materials. The project is...

Water Desalination Report, 30-11-2020

SONEDE release call for proposals for hydraulic infrastructure for four BWRO desal plants

Tunisia’s National Water Distribution Utility, SONEDE, has issued a call for proposals from national contractors for the construction of hydraulic infrastructure to support four brackish water...

Water Desalination Report, 30-11-2020

CalAm re-file development permit for Marina SWRO plant

Last month, California American Water (CalAm) notified the State Water Control Board that it had missed the 30 September deadline to begin construction of a proposed seawater desal project that was...

Water Desalination Report, 30-11-2020

Toray to supply RO membranes to two mega-SWRO projects

Toray Industries has announced that it has been awarded orders to supply its RO membrane elements for two mega-SWRO projects in the Middle East. The projects are the 681,000 m3/d (180 MGD) Umm Al...

Water Desalination Report, 30-11-2020

Acciona creates digital twin to startup Al-Khobar 1 SWRO plant

Using Siemens SIMIT real-time simulation software, Acciona Agua has created a digital twin of the 210,000 m3/d (55.5 MGD) Al-Khobar 1 SWRO Plant in Saudi Arabia to facilitate startup and...

Water Desalination Report, 30-11-2020

PIF increases ownership in ACWA Power

Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF) has increased its ownership stake in Riyadh-based ACWA Power from 33.36% to 50%. The investment comes as part of PIF’s strategy to support the...

Water Desalination Report, 30-11-2020

Court investigates Veolia in takeover Suez

Last Thursday, court-appointed investigators searched Veolia’s Paris offices and computers, as well as those of Engie in hopes that they would find evidence that Veolia covertly coordinated its...

Water Desalination Report, 30-11-2020

LG Chem to supply RO membrane to largest seawater desalination project

LG Chem has been selected to supply the RO membrane elements for the 600,000 m3/d (158.5 MGD) Al Khobar II SWRO project in Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province. The double-pass project will require...

Water Desalination Report, 30-11-2020

Alejandro Sturniolo left Fluence

Alejandro Sturniolo, formerly the vice president of sales and marketing for Fluence, has left the company and is ready to explore new opportunities and achievements. For now, he will be based in...

Water Desalination Report, 30-11-2020

Gargi Biswas joined Hydranautics

Gargi Biswas has joined the Hydranautics Global Marketing Team. In this role, she will be focusing on strategic marketing and global business development activities for the organization, and brings...

Water Desalination Report, 30-11-2020

Jubail 2 replacement - Saudi Arabia

To construct a 1,000,000m3/d SWRO desalination plant aimed at replacing an ageing thermal facility. The new facility will have the option to use the intake at the existing Jubail 2 power and water ...

Antioch BWRO, CA - U.S.A.

Proposals for the construction contract were received as follows: 1) Shimmick ($86,689,000); 2) Overaa ($89,766,000); 3) Kiewit ($90,458,000); 4) Mountain Cascade, Inc. ($101,368,000). All four exc...

Riverside County IPR Project, CA - U.S.A.

The Title 22 engineering reports prepared by CDM Smith are expected to be finalised and approved in early 2021, and the client is also expecting to release a draft EIR in January 2021. Final design...

Kangan Petro Refining desal (phase 2) SWRO - Iran

To construct a seawater reverse osmosis plant with a capacity of 3,736m3/hr (89,664m3/d) and a brackish water RO plant with capacity of 3,175m3/hr (76,200m3/d) to supply process water to Kangan Pet...

Kangan Petro Refining desal (phase 2) BWRO - Iran

To construct a seawater reverse osmosis plant with a capacity of 3,736m3/hr (89,664m3/d) and a brackish water RO plant with capacity of 3,175m3/hr (76,200m3/d) to supply process water to Kangan Pet...

Chennai 4 (Perur) - India

Statements of qualification are now due in on 16 December 2020, after the deadline was pushed back. The contract is open to international competitive bidding. The client is working with an advisory...

North City Pure Water Facility - U.S.A.

The $138.01 million North City Pure Water Pipeline package went out to bid out on 30 November 2020, and mandatory pre-bid meetings have been scheduled for 10 and 14 December 2020. Bids are due in o...

Chira-Soria SWRO, Gran Canaria

According to Red Eléctrica, a shortlist of pre-selected bidders has been compiled, and a confidential bidding process is underway. The process is expected to last until April 2021, after which the ...

Hassyan SWRO - United Arab Emirates

On 25 November, DEWA officially named the Utico team as preferred bidder, indicating it would develop the project with a chosen capacity of 120MIGD.

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

The Santa Ana Regional Water Quality Control Board is due to consider the renewal of the NPDES permit for the AES electricity generating station at its meeting on 4th December 2020.

Antioch BWRO, CA - U.S.A.

At its meeting on 24 November 2020, City Council authorised $15 million in interim financing to cover part of the capital cost of the project.

Sagunto - Spain

The economic bids for the €207,210, 4.5-month temporary contract are as follows: 1) Abengoa Agua (€145,000); 2) Acciona Agua (€134,684); 3) Cadagua (€164,271); 4) Pavagua Ambiental (€155,408); 5) R...

Adeje Arona WWTP - Spain

The economic and technical bids are as follows: 1) Cadagua/Acciona (€3.947 million/35.25 pts); 2) Aqualia (€3.898 million/30.5 pts); 3) Ionics Ibérica (€3.574 million/30.25 pts); 4) Sacyr Agua/Sant...

San Pedro del Pinatar, Murcia - Spain

The contract has now officially been awarded to Acciona Agua. The company bid €2.373 million, and received a technical score of 45 pts.

KGPC BWRO plant - Iran

The client has extended the deadline for the submission of technical and financial proposals until 20 December 2020.

Santa Rosa Valley Desalter, CA - U.S.A.

As of November 2020 the project remains on hold.

Indian Wells Valley BWRO - U.S.A.

On 19 November 2020, the Indian Wells Valley Groundwater Authority board approved a funding agreement with the Indian Wells Valley Water District (as lead agency) for the brackish water study. As o...

North Pleasant Valley Water Desalter Phase 1 - U.S.A.

Inframark is understood to be the preferred O&M contractor, and negotiations are believed to be underway ahead of a formal contract signing.

Antioch BWRO, CA - U.S.A.

At its meeting on 24 November 2020, City Council is due to vote on whether to authorise $15 million in interim financing to cover part of the capital cost of the project. The money would be provide...

IGCAR SWRO upgrade - India

To operate and maintain an existing 2MIGD (9,092m3/d) seawater reverse osmosis plant serving the Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research (IGCAR) at Kalpakkam. The scope of the contract also includ...

Al Ghubrah 3 IWP - Oman

The GS Inima/Sogex team has been issued a letter of award for the contract. Fisia Italimpianti is the EPC contractor.

Tuas WRP - Singapore

Ten bids were received for contract C2B, which covers the product water pumping facilities: 1) China Harbour (Singapore) Engineering Company (S$125 million); 2) China State Construction Engineering...

Coronado golf course recycling plant, CA - U.S.A.

An RFQ for the design-build phase is expected to be released in January 2021, with an RFP scheduled to be released to shortlisted bidders in March 2021. An award is likely in July 2021.

Oxnard reuse expansion, CA - U.S.A.

In November 2020, Oxnard's aquifer storage and recovery project was named as one of 67 initiatives to submit a letter of interest in accessing financing under the $5 billion FY2020 WIFIA loan progr...

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

In November 2020, this project was named as one of 67 initiatives to submit a letter of interest in accessing financing under the $5 billion FY2020 WIFIA loan programme.

North City Pure Water Facility - U.S.A.

In November 2020, Phase I of the project was named as one of 67 initiatives to submit a letter of interest in accessing financing under the $5 billion FY2020 WIFIA loan programme. The interest in a...

Provo WRF, UT - U.S.A.

In November 2020, the ASR project was named as one of 67 initiatives to submit a letter of interest in accessing financing under the $5 billion FY2020 WIFIA loan programme.

El-Quseir IWP - Egypt

A desalination plant to be procured on a privately financed basis, with a capacity of 20-40,000m3/d. Egypt's Ministry of Finance has confirmed the process of tendering the project will begin in Jan...

Hamam City IWP - Egypt

A desalination plant to be procured on a privately financed basis, with a capacity of 190,000m3/d. Egypt's Ministry of Finance has confirmed the process of tendering the project will begin in Janua...

Marsa Alam IWP - Egypt

A desalination plant to be procured on a privately financed basis, with a capacity of 20-40,000m3/d. Egypt's Ministry of Finance has confirmed the process of tendering the project will begin in Jan...