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Chennai to get 4th SWRO

During last summer’s water crisis, Tamil Nadu’s state government allocated $8.85 million for a six-month project to transport up to 10,000 m3/d (2.6 MGD) of water from Jolarpet, east to Chennai – a...

Water Desalination Report, 19-10-2020

ROs needed for under down under

Australia’s Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment has issued a tender that seeks to engage a supplier to design and furnish two modular RO desalination plants, complete with...

Water Desalination Report, 19-10-2020

What should Corpus Christi do next?

Following its 29 September council meeting — and listening to the presentations from eleven prospective project developers — the council members chose to hold four virtual town hall meetings to...

Water Desalination Report, 19-10-2020

Military purchases AWG units

It’s been a very good month for RussKap Holdings LLC. Not only was the company announced as AWG Water’s exclusive distributor only 18 days ago, the company also said that it had received a defense...

Water Desalination Report, 19-10-2020

Doosan pulls back from Saudi market

Doosan Heavy Industries has reportedly decided to close its Water Research and Development Center in Dammam, Saudi Arabia. According to Doosan, the center, which was established in 2014 in...

Water Desalination Report, 19-10-2020

What’s your favorite plant?

This week’s installment of “Favorite Desal Plants” profiles three projects that were particularly memorable to the four veteran desalters who were involved with them.

Tim Tapper, Suez

Bahamas SWRO...

Water Desalination Report, 19-10-2020

Dr Thomas Peters to teach at University of Applied Sciences Zittau/Görlitz

Germany-based technology consultant, Dr Thomas Peters has received an assistant professor assignment to teach environmental engineering at the University of Applied Sciences Zittau/Görlitz during...

Water Desalination Report, 19-10-2020

Matt Madeksza appointed at Veolia North America

Matt Madeksza has been appointed president and CEO of Veolia North America. He has held leadership positions with Boeing and United Technologies, and most recently, the Saint Gobain group, a French...

Water Desalination Report, 19-10-2020

Job: Sales Professional at H2O Innovation

H2O Innovation is looking for a dynamic and technically strong sales professional for its Technology division (UF, RO and MBR). Candidates based in Texas would be ideal, but the location is...

Water Desalination Report, 19-10-2020

Job: Postdoc position at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) has a Postdoc position that will be hosted at its new Institute for Advanced Membrane Technology (IAMT). The work builds on ongoing research projects in...

Water Desalination Report, 19-10-2020

Az-Zour North stage 2/3 IWPP - Kuwait

Two bids for advisory work on this project and the Al Khairan IWPP are still being considered by the client for assessment: 1) EY/Atkins/Addleshaw; 2) KPMG/ILF/DLA Piper. Further bids from teams le...

Al Khairan IWPP - Kuwait

Two bids for advisory work on this project and the Az-Zour North 2/3 IWPP are still being considered by the client for assessment: 1) EY/Atkins/Addleshaw; 2) KPMG/ILF/DLA Piper. Further bids from t...

Sagunto - Spain

The contract appeals panel has upheld the complaint by FACSA, and has eliminated a clause from the tender document relating to the new longer-term contract. The board simultaneously rejected an app...

Cabo San Lucas expansion - Mexico

An RFP was sent out on 27 October 2020, and a site visit has been scheduled for 4th November 2020. Bids are due in by 5th February 2021.

KGPC BWRO plant - Iran

The client has extended the deadline for the submission of technical and financial proposals until 1st December 2020.

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

On 21 October 2020, Governor Newsom appointed Letitia Clark (mayor pro tem of Tustin) to the Santa Ana Regional Water Quality Control Board, replacing William von Blasingame, who was an outspoken c...

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

An invitation for bids on the $110 million Morena Pump Station contract has been sent out, and mandatory online pre-bid meetings have been scheduled for 29 October and 2nd November 2020. Bids are d...

Ashdod Rehabilitation - Israel

Sources have indicated that bidding has been pushed back to the start of 2021. A request for qualifications from developers was issued in early 2019 but a list of qualified bidders has not yet been...

Hampton Roads ASR project, VA - U.S.A.

The EPA agreed in mid-October 2020 to provide a $225 million loan to part-fund the current phase of the project. Previously, in July 2020, Hampton Roads Sanitation District negotiated a $100 millio...

Facility E IWPP - Qatar

Rumours have indicated that the client is aiming to select a bidder in the second quarter of 2021, with financial close targeted for October that year.

Ras Al-Khair (MSF) - Saudi Arabia

Qualification documents are understood to have been submitted, although a lits of qualified bidders has not yet been confirmed.

Ras Al-Khair (RO) - Saudi Arabia

Qualification documents are understood to have been submitted, although a lits of qualified bidders has not yet been confirmed.

Laayoune SWRO - Morocco

ONEE has appointed Novec to redesign the seawater intake and pre-treatment unit for the plant. Other bidders included ADI and CID.

Coronado golf course recycling plant, CA - U.S.A.

The deadline for comments to be received in relation to CEQA's notice of intent to adopt a mitigated negative declaration expired on 16 October 2020. A design-build procurement phase is expected to...

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

The bidders for the $99 million Morena Conveyance North package are as follows: 1) Rados-Ortiz JV ($89,963,086); 2) OHL USA ($95,243,645.12); 3) Teichert Energy & Utilities ($99,248,000); 4) ARB, I...

Ghubrah 3 IWP - Oman

As of October 2020, project award is still pending.

Barka 5 IWP - Oman

As of October 2020, the project award is still pending.

Lima North desal - Peru

According to the Ministry of Housing, Construction and Sanitation's September 2020 project listing, this initiative is still at the formulation stage.

Lima South desalination plant - Peru

According to the Ministry of Housing, Construction and Sanitation's September 2020 project listing, this initiative is still at the formulation stage.

Antioch BWRO, CA - U.S.A.

Attendees at the mandatory virtual pre-bid meeting held on 13 October 2020 included representatives from the following companies: Active Treatment Systems, AES Industrial/ACCO Engineered Systems, A...

Monterey Bay Regional Water Project, CA - U.S.A.

The client is now looking to secure a long-term lease agreement before the end of 2020 with Dynegy Corporation relating to the 110-acre development site in Moss Landing, as opposed to purchasing th...

Chennai 4 (Perur) - India

The international competitive bidding process has kicked off with the release of a request for qualifications. Statements of qualification are due in on 1st December 2020.

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

The bidders for the $463.16 million construction contract relating to the North City Pure Water Facility and pumping station are as follows: 1) Shimmick ($356,681,930); 2) Kiewit ($384,697,000); 3)...

Cabo San Lucas expansion - Mexico

The tender process is now expected to be initiated in October 2020.

La Paz, Baja California Sur - Mexico

According to Proyectos México, the tender process is now expected to commence in Q3 2021.

Sagunto - Spain

A tender for a 4.5-month temporary contract has been issued, in order to guarantee continuity of service when the current O&M contract expires on 13 January 2021. The tender process for the new lon...

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

The client has negotiated an extension to the filing date for its WIFIA loan application, and now has until 30 June 2021 to submit the documentation. Meanwhile, key permit applications are expected...

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

A follow-up workshop is scheduled to be held on 12 October 2020, and will examine financial considerations and cost recovery approaches relating to the full-scale project. Board action is then expe...

San Angelo potable reuse, TX - U.S.A.

As of October 2020, permitting for the project is still underway. Despite direct potable reuse having been recommended as the most suitable alternative water supply, the City has opted for an indir...

Gwadar desalination plant - Pakistan

The contract has been re-bid, and the new submissions deadline has been set at 10 November 2020. Foreign bidders may only bid in consortium with a Pakistani contractor.