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2020 Membrane Technology Conference postponed

Like virtually every other significant public event in the world that had been scheduled for the next month or two, the 2020 Membrane Technology Conference (MTC), which was to have started today...

Water Desalination Report, 16-03-2020

Coronavirus Update

On Thursday, 12 March, the Water Research Foundation held a webcast presenting a Coronavirus Disease Research Update, which featured some of the industry’s leading water researchers. They presented...

Water Desalination Report, 16-03-2020

Ministry issues RFP for mega-SWRO

A request for prequalification (RFP) of companies and consortia interested in participating in the Aqaba-Amman Water Desalination and Conveyance Project (AAWDCP) has been issued by the Ministry of...

Water Desalination Report, 16-03-2020

Desal plant to buy new membranes

Thames Water Utilities Ltd, in Reading, UK, will procure seawater and brackish water RO membranes for its Thames Gateway Desalination Plant in Beckton. The 4-stage RO plant requires a mixture of...

Water Desalination Report, 16-03-2020

Where were you when…?

It has been 60 years since UCLA’s Sidney Loeb and Srinivasa Sourirajan invented the RO membrane. Not only has the RO process matured, so have the desalters who pioneered the development of the...

Water Desalination Report, 16-03-2020

AWWA Water Science release special Potable Water Issue

The journal AWWA Water Science is planning a special potable water issue to capture the present state of the science on the rapidly growing subject. The issue’s guest editors are Professor Kerry...

Water Desalination Report, 16-03-2020

MEDRC partnership with USAID for research call 2020

In partnership with the US Agency for International Development (USAID), the Middle East Desalination Research Center (MEDRC) has launched an international call for research proposals in a bid to...

Water Desalination Report, 09-03-2020

Mike Pankratz promoted at GHD

Mike Pankratz has been appointed senior operations consultant by GHD. Formerly Water Standard’s operations, maintenance and HSE manager, he is based in Houston, Texas, and may be contacted at...

Water Desalination Report, 09-03-2020

Esther Guedez joins Hydranautics

Hydranautics has appointed Esther Guedez as the regional account executive for Mexico and the US Central Rockies region. She held various commercial and technical roles with Abengoa, Ovivo, and...

Water Desalination Report, 09-03-2020

Bahía de Palma - Spain

The Balearics regional government has approved emergency legislation suspending public sector tender processes for the duration of the state of emergency.

Torrevieja SWRO expansion - Spain

The tender process has been suspended under the state of emergency declared in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Jubail 3a IWP - Saudi Arabia

The client has officially named the ACWA Power-led team as preferred bidder for the contract. Four bids were submitted: 1) ACWA Power/GIC/Al Bawani - SAR1.54861/m3 ($0.41/m3); 2) Marubeni/Marafiq -...

Az-Zour North stage 2/3 IWPP - Kuwait

The client has indicated that there could be a development on advisory tender documents on 5th April 2020, after the process of re-issuing the documents was put on hold as a result of the governmen...

Al Khairan IWPP - Kuwait

The client has indicated that there could be a development on advisory tender documents on 5th April 2020, after the process of re-issuing documents was put on hold as a result of the government sh...

West Basin, CA - U.S.A.

The District plans to hold a "Lunch & Learn" class on 1st May 2020 devoted to water desalination as part of its outreach programme. Interested individuals can sign up here: https://www.westbasin.or...

Skhira SWRO - Tunisia

Compagnie des Phosphates de Gafsa and Tunisia's PPP unit (IGPPP) are working on preparatory studies, and an RFQ for construction is scheduled to be released later in 2020.

NuevaUnión (formerly Relincho Copper Mine) - Chile

Teck Resources announced at the end of February 2020 that the feasibility study for the NuevaUnión project is now expected to be delivered later in Q1 2020.

Facility E IWPP - Qatar

The deadline for bid submissions has been extended to 30 April. Bidding groups are understood to include Engie/Mitsui, Itochu, Kepco/Mitsubishi, Marubeni, PowerChina and Sumitomo. A consultancy tea...

Al Khairan IWPP - Kuwait

The process of reissuing advisory tender documents has been put on hold as a result of the government shutdown in Kuwait. Three advisory consortia passed the technical evaluation stage following th...

Az-Zour North stage 2/3 IWPP - Kuwait

The process of reissuing advisory tender documents has been put on hold as a result of the government shutdown in Kuwait. Three advisory consortia passed the technical evaluation stage following th...

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

The Santa Ana Regional Water Quality Control Board has cancelled its 3rd April 2020 meeting, at which it was due to decide whether to finalise the tentative order renewing the project's NPDES permi...

Mahdia (phase 1) - Tunisia

Sonede is running a water resource audit with the World Bank to assess the need for, and capacity of a potential desalination plant. Conclusions are due by May 2020 at the latest, and if the audit ...

Kerkennah - Tunisia

Although the feasibility studies are still underway, Sonede is leaning towards a brackish water desalination plant rather than a seawater desalination plant, because of the technological constraint...

Alger West (Fouka Marine) - Algeria

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, AEC has postponed the opening of financial bids again until 31 March 2020. Two companies were shortlisted following the evaluation of technical bids, and the lower of ...

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

The client has yet to receive a final permit from TCEQ, and therefore the advertisement for construction bids is now scheduled for summer 2020, beginning with the WWTP improvements, followed by two...

Shuaiba North - Kuwait

The Ministry of Electricity and Water is looking to sell a 205,000m3/d & 778MW desalination and power plant. Two requests for proposals from advisors have been issued by the client. One covers the ...

Bahía de Palma - Spain

On 16 March 2020, the bidders were revealed to be as follows: 1) Global Omnium Medioambiente; 2) FACSA/Tedagua; 3) Sacyr/Cadagua; 4) STS/Aquambiente; 5) Aqualia/Acciona Agua. Economic proposals are...

Valdelentisco - Spain

To operate and maintain the 136,000m3/d seawater reverse osmosis plant at Valdelentisco in Murcia. The economic and technical bid scores are as follows: 1) Abengoa (€7.547 million/6 pts); 2) Accion...

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

Jacobs is understood to be the frontrunner for the O&M contract – which is styled as an "operations and management-at-risk" (OMAR) arrangement.

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

Construction bids are due in on 14 May 2020.

Morro Bay WWTP, CA - U.S.A.

On 10 March 2020, the EPA announced that it will disburse a $62 million WIFIA loan to support the project, which is estimated to save the City $29 million over the lifetime of the project. Construc...

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

The Santa Ana Regional Water Quality Control Board will hold a second workshop on 13 March 2020 to discuss the renewal of the NPDES permit required for the desalination plant to move ahead. The wor...

Antioch BWRO, CA - U.S.A.

Although a progressive design-build delivery method had previously been chosen to implement the project, it will now move forward as a traditional design-bid-build project. Carollo Engineers expect...

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

Construction bids are expected to be advertised as soon as 13 March 2020.

GWRS Phase III, CA - U.S.A.

The final contract for the GWRS final expansion project is due to be bid out later in March 2020, with a provisional submissions deadline of 26 May 2020. The scope includes the slip-lining of appro...

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

At its meeting on 2nd March 2020, Palo Alto City Council voted to accept the Northwest County Recycled Water Strategic Plan Report. Meanwhile, an RFP for the design of the 1.125MGD (4,258m3/d) salt...

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

The follow-up workshop is now scheduled to be held in June 2020, and will examine financial considerations relating to the full-scale project, in anticipation of further board action.

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

The Black & Veatch/Filanc/Trussell Technologies team has been awarded the progressive design-build contract relating to the AWPF and the addition of tertiary treatment at the Santa Cruz WWTP. Phase...

Malibu Civic Center Phase 2, CA - U.S.A.

The plant expansion requires the formation of an assessment district, and an RFQ/P has been released seeking assessment engineering and district administration services in connection with the phase...