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Another record low SWRO price

Late last week, the Saudi Water Partnership Company (SWPC), formerly the Water and Electricity Company, said that it has appointed the Engie/Mowah consortium as the preferred bidder to develop,...

Water Desalination Report, 17-02-2020

Produced Water event focuses on Reuse

Increasing the beneficial reuse of oilfield produced water was a recurring theme last week at the Produced Water Society’s 30th Annual Seminar in Houston. The 350 attendees-which included at least...

Water Desalination Report, 17-02-2020

DOE-NAWI sign Desal Hub contract

The US Department of Energy and the National Alliance for Water Innovation (NAWI) have finalized the agreement under which NAWI will support the DOE’s five-year, $100+ million Energy-Water...

Water Desalination Report, 17-02-2020

Anfiro runs out of time, money

By the time Massachusetts-based Anfiro participated in GWI’s 2015 Technology Idol event in Athens, Greece, its idea to develop a new high-permeability, chlorine resistant RO membrane from block...

Water Desalination Report, 17-02-2020

Group to study produced water reuse

When it’s not referred to as “the US’ most active energy play” or the “second most productive oil-and-gas field in the world”, most people (including WDR) usually refer to the 75,000 mi2...

Water Desalination Report, 17-02-2020

ALADYR to conduct desalination and water reuse congress congress in Argentina

ALADYR(Asociación Latinoamericana de Desalación y Reúso de Agua) will hold a desalination and water reuse congress on 25-26 March in Buenos Aires, Argentina.ALADYR president Juan Miguel Pinto (ERI)...

Water Desalination Report, 17-02-2020

Jobs: European Sales Manager

Energy Recovery, Inc. (ERI)is currently seeking a European Sales Manager with a focus on developing and strengthening customer relationships. The position will report to the Global Sales Director....

Water Desalination Report, 17-02-2020

Rodney Clemente and Emily Smith

Energy Recovery, Inc. (ERI) has announced that Rodney Clemente has been promoted to senior vice president of water, overseeing the water business unit with responsibility for water sales, strategy...

Water Desalination Report, 03-02-2020

Ignacio Zuñiga

Ignacio Zuñiga has been appointed as the commercial director of TECEXSA, a Spanish supplier of the DesalFloat DAF system. Formerly the director of international business development for Cadagua, he...

Water Desalination Report, 03-02-2020

Jobs: European Sales Manager

Energy Recovery, Inc. (ERI) is currently seeking a European Sales Manager with a focus on developing and strengthening customer relationships. The European Sales Manager will report to the Global...

Water Desalination Report, 03-02-2020

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.

Gabès desalination plant phase 1 - Tunisia

Interested parties are believed to include Abengoa, Aqualia, CCECC/AquaSwiss, Cobra, Engie/Nareva, GS Inima, and Metito/Mitsubishi.

Chennai 4 (Perur) - India

The client is understood to have formally started collaboration with an advisory team led by SMEC. The scope of the consultancy contract includes conceptual design, the preparation of bid documents...

Soreq 2 - Israel

The two shortlisted bidders - Hutchison and IDE Technologies - are understood to have been cleared to bid for the project following a delay instigated by an investigation into operations at the nei...

Yanbu 4 IWP - Saudi Arabia

Bidders have reportedly been told that a contract award is likely before the end of 2019. Insiders have indicated that the bids from the Aqualia- and Engie-led teams are being considered joint fron...

Gwadar desalination plant - Pakistan

The bid submissions deadline has been extended, and now falls on 6th January 2020.

Tseung Kwan O - Hong Kong

The contract has been awarded to a joint venture of Acciona Agua SA, Jardine Engineering Corporation Limited and China State Construction Engineering (Hong Kong) Limited. The plant is due to come o...

Santa Margarita Conjunctive Use Project, CA - U.S.A.

The RO systems supply contract has been won by Biwater.

South Tarawa Water Supply Project - Kiribati

The World Bank approved a $15 million grant to co-finance the project on 13 December 2019, while the Asian Development Bank previously approved a $13 million grant for the project on 30 August 2019...

Lyford BWRO, TX - U.S.A.

The City has opted to not to install a 1MGD (3,785m³/d) RO system after determining that the debt service and operating costs would have been too high.

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

The Pure Water demonstration project is now expected to come online in early 2020. The plant is being built by Pacific Hydrotech.

Bonaire desalination plant - Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba

The contract has been awarded to IDE Technologies, which will deploy its Progreen chemical-free desalination technology. Construction is expected to be completed in July 2021.

Dakhla SWRO - Morocco

The Ministry of Agriculture has launched a request for proposals for a client's engineer, and interested bidders have until 21 January 2020 to submit their offers. The successful bidder will help t...

Carpinteria reuse, CA - U.S.A.

At its meeting on 11 December 2019, the Carpinteria Valley Water District voted unanimously to certify the final EIR, which was prepared by Woodard & Curran.

Mombasa - Kenya

Both Almar and AquaSwiss are waiting for letters of support from the Government of Kenya in order to complete financial close. Almar, which was awarded the contract to build the main 100,000m3/d pl...

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

The draft permit is now available for public comment, and the client expects to advertise for construction bids as early as April 2020, beginning with the WWTP improvements, followed by two separat...

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

The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California announced on 10 December 2019 that it would provide up to $285.6 million in incentives to the project through its Local Resources Program over...

South Bay Pure Water Facility - U.S.A.

The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California announced on 10 December 2019 that it would provide up to $285.6 million in incentives to the project through its Local Resources Program over...

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

RFQ documentation is likely to be sent out at some point during Q1 2020. South Coast Water District is currently seeking partners to take some of the water produced at the plant, and the Municipal ...

Sydney desal expansion - Australia

In early December 2019, Sydney dam levels dropped below 45%, triggering the start of detailed design work for the desal capacity expansion.

Umm al Houl RO Expansion - Qatar

The expansion contract has secured financial close. $389 million of debt financing for the expansion was supplied by JBIC, alongside KfW IPEX, Mizuho, MUFG, Norinchukin Bank, SMBC and Sumitomo Mits...

Phase 2, Southern Tunisia brackish water plants - Tunisia

The tender has been mothballed due to a lack of competition: only two of the seven consortia that submitted expressions of interest were shortlisted, which would not have offered enough competition...

Laayoune SWRO - Morocco

ONEE has awarded the contract for the construction of the plant to a consortium of Metito, Somagec and SNCE for €30 million. Works are expected to last 21 months, and the plant is scheduled to be c...

Malekshahi BWRO - Iran

The client re-issued a request for technical and financial proposals on 3rd November 2019. The submissions deadline fell on 8th December 2019.

Port of Cape Town SWRO - South Africa

TNPA plans to award a consultancy contract in January or February 2020. If desalination is deemed a viable option, the plant could be in place in early 2021.