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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

Shuqaiq IWPP - Saudi Arabia

Kalaeloa,HI - U.S.A.

Pilot facility complete. The EIR is in progress. After permitting, the plant is expected to go out to tender on 3rd December 2004.

Shuaiba North - Kuwait

Al Fujairah 2 RO - United Arab Emirates

Planta Desaladora Norte - Chile

The proposal to extend the plant at Antofagasta has been put on ice by Essan following its acquisition by Luksic Group in the recent privatisation programme. Desalant, a special purpose vehicle set...

Sur IWP - Oman

Chennai - Minjur - India

The announcement of the an engineering consultant to advise on the project has been held up by the elections in India, but it is expected shortly. Applicants included CH2M Hill, Fichtner, Halcrow, ...

Ras Laffan B - Qatar

Kahramaa has appointed Fichtner and Denton Wilde Sapte to prepare and draft a power and water purchase agreement (PWPA). A site for the plant has not been specified but it is likely to be built at ...

Duba Phase 4 - Saudi Arabia

Kuljian Corporation has been appointed by SWCC to provide consultancy services including preparation of tender documents and site supervision. Kuljian’s contract covers two plants on the Red Sea co...

Skikda - Algeria

The Geida consortium has been selected to implement the project; it is comprised of Cobra, Befesa, Codesa and Sadyt, all of Spain. The consortium submitted a low bid of $0.74/m3 in March which beat...

Cap Djinet - Algeria

Ashdod - Israel

A contract has been awarded to a consortium of Ashcogen, Chemtec and a Spanish desalition specialist. However the consortium has been uble to raise fince and it is reported that it is not proceedin...

Al Fujairah 2 RO - United Arab Emirates

Fichtner has submitted design studies for the project. It was origilly thought that the Phase 2 plant would be procured on an EPC basis (Doosan Heavy Industries and Ondeo Degrémont were the contrac...

Al Jubail - Saudi Arabia

Mostaganem - Algeria

Farasan 3 - Saudi Arabia

The tender notification for the projects at Al Wajh, Rabigh, Ummluj, Alleeth, Qunfuthah and Farasan has been released and 12 companies have purchased the bid documents. The tender opening date is 2...

Ashdod - Israel

Mekorot, the Israeli state bulk water supplier was to build this plant on its own account, however fincing difficulties mean the project has little hope of going ahead (see story p11)

Shuaiba North - Kuwait

Rabigh - Saudi Arabia

The tender notification for the projects at Al Wajh, Rabigh, Ummluj, Alleeth, Qunfuthah and Farasan has been released and 12 companies have purchased the bid documents. The tender opening date is 2...

Broken Hill - Australia

Construction work and commissioning/ performance testing has been completed. The AI board will review the future role of the plant later in the year. It is capable of treating around 30% of the out...

Jebel Ali RO - United Arab Emirates

DEWA is investigating the possibility of developing a hybrid RO-MSF plant at the Jebel Ali site. Mott MacDold is the authority’s consultant for a pilot SWRO plant (5-10m3/hr) to provide information...

El Hamma - Algeria

Ionics has formed a project company, Hamma Water Desalition (HWD), with AEC. HWD is 70% owned by Ionics and 30% by AEC. Algerian tiol oil company Sotrach will guarantee the take-or-pay water supply...

Andratx - Spain

Contract awarded to consortium Copisa and Constructora Pireica. Formal project due to be presented in the autumn.

Sur IWP - Oman

This is a regiol project which would also supply water to the town of Ibra around 100km inland. A consultancy contract has been awarded to the Parsons Corporation. The design stage is expected to l...

Alcudia - Spain

Contract awarded to consortium Depuración y Tratamientos and Sacyr. Formal project due to be presented in the autumn.

Sohar IWPP - Oman

The project is in the bid evaluation phase. There are four shortlisted bidders: AES Oasis with the local Multitech (with EPC contractors IHI and Fisia Italimpianti); a consortium of SembCorp, Nissh...

Cap Djinet - Algeria

Al Jubail - Saudi Arabia

The client has received positive prelimiry expressions of interest from developers and had intended to issue an RFP in the second quarter. However, it now seems likely that the Shoaiba IWPP will mo...

Menorca - Ciutadella - Spain

Contract awarded to consortium Pridesa and Talo Pons. Formal project due to be presented in the autumn.

Carlsbad Desalination Plant - U.S.A.