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MBR to replace, expand existing WWTP

Construction bids for the expansion of the Inland Empire Utilities Agency’s (IEUA) Regional Water Recycling Plant Number 5 (RP-5) have been opened, with W.M. Lyles, one of four pre-qualified...

Water Desalination Report, 01-06-2020

State’s water problems solved!

Despite billing itself as “a clean energy and water company” that was focused “on third world nations”, Arizona-based Green Star, LP clearly thinks it has something to offer the state of...

Water Desalination Report, 01-06-2020

More on UHP RO

WDR received several follow-up comments on its 18 May (wdr-2020-20) story on ultrahigh pressure (UHP) RO membranes. Two of those comments are included below:

CrossTek sales/marketing VP Stanton...

Water Desalination Report, 01-06-2020

Pandemic delays Radomiro Tomic mine water supply project

Codelco’s $1 billion Radomiro Tomic mine water supply project could be delayed as a result of the ongoing pandemic. The project, which will involve a 72,576 m3/d (19.2 MGD) SWRO plant had been...

Water Desalination Report, 01-06-2020

Orano Mining donates desalted water

In an effort to cushion the economic impact of the ongoing pandemic, Orano Mining Namibia has donated 200,000 m3 (53 Mgal) of desalted water, valued at N$6 million ($342,500) to local authorities...

Water Desalination Report, 01-06-2020

Buddy Boysen appointed at CDM Smith

Buddy Boysen has accepted a position as project manager for CDM Smith. Formerly the engineering and technical director for Water Standard, he will remain in Houston, Texas, and may be contacted at...

Water Desalination Report, 01-06-2020

Tri Huynh promoted at Toray

Tri Huynh, formerly the strategic accounts manager for Toray Membrane USA, has been named the company’s sales director. Since joining Toray in 2008 as a senior applications engineer, he has held...

Water Desalination Report, 01-06-2020

Rick Ide joined Applied Membrane Inc.

Rick Ide, formerly a sales/applications manager with Microdyn-Nadir, has been appointed the manager of business development for Applied Membranes, Inc. He will remain based in Rock Hill, South...

Water Desalination Report, 01-06-2020

Julie Bennett available for short-term assignments

Julie Bennett, the former marketing specialist at Water Standard and event lead at NOV, is available for short-term assignments as she considers a permanent position. She is based in Houston,...

Water Desalination Report, 01-06-2020

Professor Nidal Hilal receives Menelaus Medal 2020

Professor Nidal Hilal, Swansea University’s Chair in Water Process Engineering and director of CWATER, has been awarded the Learned Society of Wales’ Menelaus Medal 2020, to celebrate excellence in...

Water Desalination Report, 01-06-2020

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

At its meeting on 28 May 2020, the South Coast Water District approved the award of a $73,040 contract to GHD to evaluate conceptual alternatives to the desalination project. These include upgradin...

Port of Cape Town SWRO - South Africa

The award for the consultancy contract has been delayed because of COVID-19. If desalination is deemed a viable option, the plant could be in place in early 2021.

Ras Al-Khair (MSF) - Saudi Arabia

Current owner SWCC intends to sell the 1,025,000m³/d & 2,650MW Ras Al-Khair water and power facility. The desalination plant has a hybrid MSF/SWRO configuration, with the majority of water taken by...

Ras Al-Khair (RO) - Saudi Arabia

Current owner SWCC intends to sell the 1,025,000m³/d & 2,650MW Ras Al-Khair water and power facility. The desalination plant has a hybrid MSF/SWRO configuration, with the majority of water taken by...

Az-Zour North stage 2/3 IWPP - Kuwait

The client has re-issued a call for submissions from advisors to carry out feasibility studies and tender support on both this project and the Al Khairan IWPP.

Al Khairan IWPP - Kuwait

The client has re-issued a call for submissions from advisors to carry out feasibility studies and tender support on both this project and the Az-Zour North 2/3 IWPP. The deadline for clarification...

Lake Jennings AWPF - U.S.A.

An RFP for owner's advisor services has now been released, and a pre-proposal meeting has been scheduled for 10 June 2020. Proposals are due in on 2nd July 2020.

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

Construction bids were received from Sletten Construction ($36,595,000; apparent low bidder), IMCO Construction ($38,812,898.37), and Apollo Construction ($39,724,820.36).

Oceanside,CA - U.S.A.

The client received three responses to the RFP for the design of a brine minimisation step at the City of Oceanside's existing 6.37MGD (24,110m³/d) reverse osmosis plant, the Mission Basin Groundwa...

Nouadhibou desalination plant (phase 1) - Mauritania

Feasibility studies, led by a Moroccan-Mauritanian consortium, have been delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic; the new timescale is unclear.

Soreq 2 - Israel

Financial close is understood to be imminent, after the contract was awarded to IDE Technologies, for a nominal tariff of NIS1.45/m3 ($0.405/m3). IDE will take responsibility for EPC and O&M of the...

Turkey Point Reuse, FL - U.S.A.

Discussions between Florida Power & Light and Miami-Dade County have been delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic, but are still ongoing as of May 2020. Both parties previously settled on a preliminary de...

Pure Water Monterey Expansion, CA - U.S.A.

At a special meeting on 26th May, M1W board of directors rejected a resolution by 11 votes to 10 which would have denied certification of the expansion project’s final supplemental EIR and suspende...

Soreq 2 - Israel

The contract has been awarded to IDE Technologies. The two shortlisted bidders - Hutchison and IDE - were cleared to bid for the project in late 2019 following a delay instigated by an investigatio...

Gaza Central Desalination Plant - Palestine

Bids for the €4.8 million three-year technical assistance contract are due in on 16 July 2020.

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

A strategic planning workshop is scheduled to be held on 27 May 2020 by the JPA in order to discuss cost-sharing, water allocation, and institutional/governance issues around the project. Meanwhile...

Lake Jennings AWPF - U.S.A.

At a series of meetings on 20 and 21 May 2020, the Padre Dam Municipal Water District and the East County AWP JPA approved a number of key agreements advancing the project. Among them were a 30-yea...

Mamelles phase 1 - Senegal

Sones is currently assessing bids, although GWI understands that the consortia led respectively by Cobra and Técnicas Reunidas did not submit final offers. The shortlisted companies were: 1) Cobra ...

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Rabigh 4 IWP - Saudi Arabia

The client has issued a call for advisors to support the procurement of Batch 3 IWP projects, covering this facility and the Ras Mohaisen plant. The deadline for submissions from advisors is 18 Jun...

Ras Mohaisen IWP - Saudi Arabia

The client has issued a call for advisors to support the procurement of Batch 3 IWP projects, covering this facility and the Rabigh 4 plant. The deadline for submissions from advisors is 18 June 20...

Soreq 2 - Israel

Sources have suggested that a project award could be made before the end of May 2020. The US government has raised queries with its Israeli counterpart over the involvement of bidder Hutchison. Hon...

Bhavnagar tertiary treatment plant (potable) - India

A tender has been issued, and the bid submissions deadline has been set at 17 June 2020. Bid opening is scheduled to follow on 24 June 2020.

V. O. Chidambaranar Port desal plant - India

The project has been recommended for coastal regulatory zone (CRZ) clearance, albeit with certain conditions, including the use of lagoons for brine discharge (which involves investigating the feas...

Ramanathapuram - India

The project has been recommended for coastal regulatory zone (CRZ) clearance. The plant is now intended to incorporate counter-flow reverse osmosis (CFRO) technology in order to reduce brine volume...

Alkimos desalination plant (stage 1) - Australia

On 8th May 2020, the project had its environmental scoping document approved by the state's Environmental Protection Authority.

Valdelentisco O&M contract renewal - Spain

The contract has been awarded to Suez Treatment Solutions for €6.948 million.

Laayoune SWRO - Morocco

ONEE has issued a request for proposals from consultants for the redesign of the seawater intake and pre-treatment unit of the plant. The decision follows new data on water quality and bathymetry (...

Adeje-Arona RO expansion, Tenerife - Spain

The evaluation of proposals to carry out support work related to drawing up the project is underway, although no date has yet been set for tendering the DB contract. The project will be financed by...

Lake Jennings AWPF - U.S.A.

At its meeting on 20 May 2020, the Padre Dam Municipal Water District is due to approve a 30-year wastewater services agreement with the East County AWP JPA, the City of El Cajon, and the San Diego...