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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

Safaga 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...

Kerkennah - Tunisia

SONEDE is finalising its studies for a brackish water desalination plant, and now plans to issue an EPC tender in early 2021.

Shuqaiq 4 (SWCC) - Saudi Arabia

GWI understands that a contractor has been lined up, although no formal announcement on a signature has yet been made.

Shoaiba 5 (SWCC) - Saudi Arabia

GWI understands that a contractor has been lined up, although no formal announcement on a signature has yet been made.

Hassyan SWRO - United Arab Emirates

The Utico team is understood to have been selected to carry out the contract. It submitted the lowest bid with a tariff of $0.27762/$0.26124 for capacities of 120MIGD and 180MIGD respectively. Seco...

San Pedro del Pinatar, Murcia - 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 technical and econo...

Antioch BWRO, CA - U.S.A.

Sealed proposals for the construction contract are now due in by 2nd December 2020, after the deadline was pushed back.

Sagunto - Spain

The bidding process for the new two-year O&M contract was relaunched on 6th November 2020 following the settlement of the appeals procedure. Bids are due in by 9th December 2020, and the economic b...

Phase 2, Southern Tunisia brackish water plants - Tunisia

SONEDE has issued a call for proposals from national contractors for the construction of hydraulic infrastructure to support four desalination plants: Gafsa West (Governorate of Gafsa), Maknassy (G...

Kangaroo Island desalination plant - Australia

A tender process has been launched. Documents are available at https://www.tenders.sa.gov.au/ with reference code SAWC048143. The deadline for the submission of prequalification documents is 26 Nov...

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

Cal Am has refiled its application for a coastal development permit for the proposed desalination project. At the same time, it has reached out to the City of Marina with a series of measures which...

Gwadar desalination plant - Pakistan

Bids are now due in on 10 December 2020, after the deadline was pushed back by a month. Foreign bidders may only bid in consortium with a Pakistani contractor.

Coega desal plant - South Africa

An RFP has been sent out seeking an owner's engineer for the proposed 15,000m3/d desalination plant, and proposals are due in on 18 January 2021. The selected consultant will be responsible for rev...

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

Attendees at the mandatory online pre-bid meetings held on 29 October and 2nd November 2020 for the $110 million Morena Pump Station contract included representatives from the following companies: ...

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

The timetable for filing permit applications has slipped back slightly. A draft coastal development permit is currently under internal review, before being submitted to the City of Dana Point, and ...

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

At its meeting on 10 November 2020, the MWD board is due to vote on whether to start the process of securing CEQA approval for the project, and initiating public outreach efforts. At the same time,...

San Pedro de Pinatar I - Spain

The technical and economic bid results are as follows: 1) Cadagua (€2.117 million; adjudged excessively low); 2) GS Inima/Alpi (€2.292 million/37 pts); 3) Abengoa/Ocide (€2.368 million/28 pts); 4) ...

Shuaiba North - Kuwait

The deadline for advisory submissions has been extended to 17 November 2020.

Casablanca desal plant - Morocco

ONEE has issued a request for proposals to carry out a 12-month water quality and hydrodynamic survey for the future desalination plant. The goal is to identify the best locations for the plant's i...

Cabo San Lucas expansion - Mexico

Interested parties are understood to include Aqualia, GS Inima, Sacyr Agua, and Tedagua, as well as local firms TICSA, La Peninsular Compañía Constructora, and a team of RECSA and Gami Ingeniería e...

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

At its meeting on 4th November 2020, the City of Camarillo unanimously approved the award of the desalter pipeline conveyance contract to Blois Construction. The base bid amount was $2,655,269. Mea...

Port of Cape Town SWRO - South Africa

A consultant has been appointed, and feasibility studies are underway. Due to above average rainfall this winter, however, the construction timetable has been pushed back to the medium term.

Patiala District STPs & ETP - India

The contract has been awarded to Pushpinder Singh Sidhu Contractor.

Koonimedu desal plant - India

The consultancy tender has been re-issued, and the new bid submissions deadline has been set at 17 November 2020.

Adeje-Arona RO expansion, Tenerife - Spain

On 30 October 2020, the adjudicating panel officially confirmed the award of the technical support contract to Ayesa for €166,100. No date has yet been set for tendering the DB contract.

Sagunto - Spain

The bidders for the €207,210, 4.5-month temporary contract are as follows: 1) Abengoa Agua; 2) Acciona Agua; 3) Cadagua; 4) Pavagua Ambiental; 5) Riegos Murcia; 6) FACSA-Tedagua.

Bahía de Palma SWRO rehabilitation - Spain

To replace the existing reverse osmosis lines and expand the existing Palma Bay desalination plant on the island of Mallorca to reach a new capacity of 67,500m3/d. The plant currently has a theoret...

Jubail 3b IWP - Saudi Arabia

Four teams submitted offers for the contract by the 1st November 2020 deadline: 1) Aqualia/HAACO/Alfanar; 2) Engie/Nesma; 3) Utico; 4) Veolia/Aljomaih/Alkifah. Six teams qualified in August did not...

Tampa Bay Desalination Expansion, FL - U.S.A.

Potential optimisation and expansion concepts have now been developed for the desalination option, and equipment for the pilot testing of alternative pre-treatment technologies has been delivered t...

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

At its meeting on 4th November 2020, the City of Camarillo is due to consider the award of the desalter pipeline conveyance contract to Blois Construction, for $2,655,269.