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City funds permitting of 2 SWRO sites

Last week, following 40 minutes of public comments, during which 20 of 22 speakers voiced their opposition to desalination, the City of Corpus Christi’s Mayor Joe McComb said that, “The city has...

Water Desalination Report, 23-12-2019

SWRO discharge impact assessed

A paper published in the 18 December issue of the journal Environmental Science & Technology addresses one of the most contentious environmental issues facing SWRO plants. Entitled “Effect of...

Water Desalination Report, 23-12-2019

Israelʼs National Infrastructure Committee approves Western Galilee SWRO

Israelʼs National Infrastructure Committee has reportedly approved construction of a new seawater desalination plant in Western Galilee, near Kibbutz Shavei Zion. It is understood that the SWRO...

Water Desalination Report, 23-12-2019

Aquaporin Space Alliance ApS and Memsift Innovations JV created for space technology

Aquaporin Space Alliance ApS, a joint venture between Aquaporin A/S and Danish Aerospace Company A/S, has entered into a joint venture with Singapore-based Memsift Innovations to test its...

Water Desalination Report, 23-12-2019

Southeast Desalting Association to hold an Introduction to Membrane Systems training class

The Southeast Desalting Association (SEDA) will hold a MOC 1 Introduction to Membrane Systems training class at the UNC Coastal Institute in Manteo, North Carolina, on 21-23 January. For more...

Water Desalination Report, 23-12-2019

Codelco cancels Radomiro Tomic copper mine SWRO project

Late last week, Codelco, the National Copper Corporation of Chile, reportedly announced that it would cancel a November contract for a 72,576 m3/d (19.2 MGD) SWRO plant to serve its Radomiro Tomic...

Water Desalination Report, 23-12-2019

Hyflux receives invitation from investor to fund debts

As Singapore’s Hyflux attempts to obtain approval from creditors and shareholders for a proposed bailout from UAE-based Utico FSZ, it said that it has received a surprise invitation to purchase its...

Water Desalination Report, 23-12-2019

SCMA to hold TCEQ workshop in Texas

The South Central Membrane Association (SCMA) will hold a hold a TCEQ-approved RO Operations & Maintenance Workshop in at the El Paso Water TecH2O Center in El Paso, Texas, on 18 February. For...

Water Desalination Report, 23-12-2019

Four teams submit bids for Jubail 3a SWRO

Four teams have submitted offers on Saudi Water Partnership Company’s (SWPC) Jubail 3a SWRO Independent Water Project on the Arabian Gulf Coast. The 600,000 m3/d (158.5 MGD) SWRO project will be...

Water Desalination Report, 23-12-2019

Possible SWRO plant to build by Southern Water by 2021

Southern Water, a UK regulated water utility, is considering a SWRO project to serve the western portion of its regional grid. Various options are being considered and a project is envisaged as...

Water Desalination Report, 23-12-2019

Jubail 3b IWP - Saudi Arabia

An RFP has been issued. Ten teams were qualified to bid on the project in August 2019: 1) ACWA Power; 2) Aqualia/HAACO/Alfanar; 3) Cobra; 4) Engie; 5) Malakoff; 6) Marubeni/Marafiq; 7) Mitusbishi C...

Sutrapada desalination plant - India

The submissions deadline for proposals relating to the role of independent engineer falls on 17 February 2020. The contract to develop the project was previously awarded to a joint venture of Shapo...

Mandvi desalination plant - India

The submissions deadline for proposals relating to the role of independent engineer falls on 17 February 2020. The contract to develop the project was previously awarded to a joint venture of Shapo...

Devbhoomi Dwarka desalination plant - India

The submissions deadline for proposals relating to the role of independent engineer falls on 17 February 2020. The contract to develop the project was previously awarded to a joint venture of Shapo...

Bhavnagar desalination plant - India

The submissions deadline for proposals relating to the role of independent engineer falls on 17 February 2020. The contract to develop the project was previously awarded to a joint venture of Shapo...

Tourgan SWRO - Iran

The client has cancelled the tender process, and is likely to merge the planned capacity into the West Qeshm Island SWRO project.

West Qeshm SWRO - Iran

The client has cancelled the tender process, and is likely to issue a new tender for a larger capacity plant in the west of Qeshm Island.

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

Interviews with the four companies which are believed to have been pre-qualified for the O&M contract – which is styled as an "operations and management-at-risk" (OMAR) contract – are scheduled to ...

Torrevieja SWRO expansion - Spain

The results of the technical evaluation of the proposals submitted for the initial design project are as follows: 1) arada Ingeniería/Desalia Water: 16.25 pts; 2) Ecoagua Ingenieros/Eptisa Servicio...

Valdelentisco O&M contract - Spain

To operate and maintain the 136,000m3/d seawater reverse osmosis plant at Valdelentisco in Murcia under an O&M contract for three years. The asset is currently operated by Suez Treatment Solutions ...

Yanbu 4 IWP - Saudi Arabia

Market rumours have suggested that the Engie-led bid is now considered the frontrunner; however no official announcement has been made, and expectations of an award before the end of 2019 were not ...

Jubail 3a IWP - Saudi Arabia

Market rumours have suggested that the ACWA Power-led bid has emerged as the frontrunner; however no official announcement has been made. Four teams submitted bids on 15 December 2019: 1) ACWA Powe...

Facility E IWPP - Qatar

The deadline for bids has been extended to 12 March 2020. Sources have indicated that six bidding groups are involved, and the client now hopes to sign a purchase agreement in July 2020.

Ghubrah 3 IWP - Oman

GWI understands the just two teams bid for the project in December 2019: GS Inima and Sumitomo/Malakoff.

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

The Santa Ana Regional Water Quality Control Board has requested additional information from Poseidon Water by 17 January 2020. The additional information – which includes a breakdown of the projec...

Rosarito (NSC Agua) phase 1 - Mexico

The State Congress of Baja California has passed Decreto #37, which extends the expiration of authorisations relating to the proposed desalination project to 30 June 2020. The move gives the State ...

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

At its meeting on 9th January 2020, the South Coast Water District board voted to award a consultancy contract worth up to $84,680 to Clean Energy Capital to carry out a water production cost analy...

Lake Jennings AWPF - U.S.A.

An RFQ has been released seeking MF/UF module suppliers for the proposed advanced water treatment plant. Statements of qualification are due in by 11 February 2020. Meanwhile, SoQs relating to the ...

Barka 5 IWP - Oman

Sources have indicated that the client has nominated the GS Inima-led team as preferred bidder for the project. Just two teams are understood to have submitted bids for the project in October 2019:...

Hassyan SWRO - United Arab Emirates

The client is understood to have extended the deadline for bids until the end of March 2020. Nine bidders are vying for the project, although a full list of names has not yet been clarified. In tot...

Gwadar desalination plant - Pakistan

The bid submissions deadline has been extended again, and now falls on 10 February 2020.

Tuticorin FGD desal - India

The bid submissions deadline has been extended again, and now falls on 30 January 2020. The project is open to international competitive bidding.

eThekwini pilot - South Africa

Following contractor delays, the commissioning of the pilot plant is now expected by the end of February 2020. The municipality then wants the pilot to run for a year to gather information on its p...

Radomiro Tomic Mine - Chile

The tender process which resulted in the award of a contract to a developer team of Marubeni Corporation (50%), Transelec (30%) and Techint Chile (20%) has been cancelled. The parameters of the pro...

Corpus Christi SWRO, TX 2 - U.S.A.

The client will submit an initial funding application with TWDB on 27 January 2020 to fund the design and construction of a 10MGD (37,850m3/d) facility (expandable up to 20MGD) at the Inner Harbor ...

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

At its meeting on 10 December 2019, the Santa Clara Valley Water District board voted to approve a 76-year partnership with the City of Palo Alto and the City of Mountain View to advance water reus...

SAKO Desalination and power plant phase 3 - Iran

The contract which had previously been awarded to Hyflux has been re-awarded to Horsol Switz Engineering Asia Pte. Ltd.

Alice BWRO - U.S.A.

The first Texas Water Development Board loan closed in November 2019. The client is awaiting TCEQ approval before bidding out the test well and well construction, which is now expected in January 2...

Oceanside IPR, CA - U.S.A.

At its meeting on 18 December 2019, City Council approved the award of the contract for the construction of the advanced water purification facility to low bidder Shimmick, for $54,828,000. The pre...

Jubail 3a IWP - Saudi Arabia

Four teams submitted bids on 15 December 2019: 1) ACWA Power/GIC/Al Bawani; 2) Aqualia/HAACO/Alfanar; 3) Marubeni/Marafiq; 4) Utico.