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"Mission Accomplished" for emergency SWRO

Yesterday marked the second anniversary of the date that the City of Cape Town indefinitely postponed Day Zero—the day that city officials had predicted that the nation’s second largest city would...

Water Desalination Report, 29-06-2020

SWRO partnership redux

Last Thursday, at a virtual special board meeting, and with memories of the recent seven-year drought fresh in their minds, Montecito Water District’s board unanimously passed a resolution to...

Water Desalination Report, 29-06-2020

Plant expanded for 3rd time

For its 64,000 m3/d (17 MGD) expansion of Egypt’s Ain Sokhna SWRO plant at the El Nasr Company for Intermediate Chemicals (NCIC) fertilizer plant, Spain’s Desalia selected Düchting Pumpen to...

Water Desalination Report, 29-06-2020

Water workers recognized

Food delivery workers, domestic cleaners, supermarket sales assistants and funeral workers have all been hailed as the forgotten frontline fighters during the ongoing pandemic, but there has been...

Water Desalination Report, 22-06-2020

New utility helps define water industry

Imagine that you have been asked to refurbish a long-mothballed RO system. Since the service manual was no longer available, you had to get the manufacturer details directly from the individual...

Water Desalination Report, 22-06-2020

Jebel Ali SWRO construction reached 70% completion

The Acciona-Besix EPC consortium that is constructing the 183,000 m3/d (48.4 MGD) Jebel Ali UAE SWRO project said last week that it has reached the 70% completion mark, representing 3 million...

Water Desalination Report, 22-06-2020

Grundfos to buy Eurowater

Grundfos has signed an agreement to acquire Eurowater, a Denmark-based supplier of desal, water and wastewater treatment products and systems that primarily serves the European industrial and...

Water Desalination Report, 22-06-2020

EIB, KfW IPEX-Bank and Bank Leumi participate in financing Sorek B SWRO plant

Last week, the European Investment Bank signed off on 150 million ($168 million) in financing of IDE Technologies’ Sorek B SWRO plant. Meanwhile Germany’s KfW IPEX-Banksaid that it will provide 90...

Water Desalination Report, 22-06-2020

O&M bids open for three EDR plants in Tenerife

The Consejo Insular de Aguas de Tenerife/ACUAES has issued a tender for two years of operation and maintenance of three electrodialysis reversal (EDR) desalination plants on Tenerife, the largest...

Water Desalination Report, 22-06-2020

H2O Innovation and Nanostore signed strategic agreement

H2O Innovation has announced that it has signed a strategic agreement with Nanostone Water, the Massachusetts-based ceramic membrane manufacturer. The firms’ relationship began in 2016, when...

Water Desalination Report, 22-06-2020

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

The JPA is expected to hold a subsequent workshop on 13 July 2020 to continue the discussion of institutional and implementation issues relating to the Pure Water project. The previous strategic pl...

Mandvi desalination plant - India

The submissions deadline for proposals relating to the role of independent engineer has been extended once more, and now falls on 7th July, with bids due to be opened the following day.

Sutrapada desalination plant - India

The submissions deadline for proposals relating to the role of independent engineer has been extended once more, and now falls on 7th July, with bids due to be opened the following day.

San Pedro de Pinatar I - 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 tender was published ...

Ventura Water IPR/DPR phase 1 - U.S.A.

The delivery timetable for the preliminary feasibility study on the full-scale project's concentrate outfall and desalination intake – which is being undertaken by Carollo Engineers – is likely to ...

Santa Barbara desal expansion - U.S.A.

At a special meeting on 25 June 2020, the Montecito Water District approved a 50-year water supply agreement, which would involve the District purchasing 1,430 acre-feet per year (4,832m3/d) of tre...

Facility E IWPP - Qatar

A new advisory team has been appointed: PWC (financial), Clyde & Co (legal) and Energo (technical). Following delays to the timeline imposed by the impact of COVID-19, the official deadline for bid...

Santa Barbara desal expansion - U.S.A.

At a special meeting on 25 June 2020, the Montecito Water District is due to consider the adoption of a resolution authorising the board president to execute a 50-year water supply agreement, which...

Strandfontein - South Africa

The decommissioning of the Strandfontein desalination plant on 17 June 2020 was accompanied by a statement from the City of Cape Town saying that, as a result of the experience at Strandfontein, "W...

Cabo San Lucas expansion - Mexico

The tender process is now expected to be initiated in Q3 2020.

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

Clean Energy Capital now hopes to deliver its water production cost analysis in mid-July 2020, the outcome of which will be a financial model that estimates cost ranges for the water to be produced...

Bahía de Palma - Spain

The technical and economic bids are as follows: 1) Global Omnium (€9.718 million/24.9 pts); 2) FACSA/Tedagua (€10.129 million/36.3 pts); 3) Sacyr/Cadagua (€11.338 million/38.4 pts); 4) Suez/Aquambi...

Coega desal plant - South Africa

The tender has been cancelled in its current form, although CDC says that it will be re-issued with adjustments to the tender documentation.

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

In a dramatic turnaround, the Monterey Peninsula Water Management District board voted on 15 June 2020 to send a letter to the California Coastal Commission encouraging the CCC to deny a coastal de...

Soreq 2 - Israel

Financial close was reached on 18 June 2020, after the contract was awarded to IDE Technologies for a nominal tariff of NIS1.45/m3 ($0.405/m3). IDE will take responsibility for the EPC and O&M of t...

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

At its meeting on 16 June 2020, City Council voted unanimously to award the construction contract to low bidder Sletten Construction, for $36,595,000.

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

Bids for the pipeline rehabilitation contract were received from the following companies: 1) J.F. Shea ($11,600,000; apparent low bidder); 2) Kiewit Infrastructure West ($13,631,000); 3) Spiniello ...

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

Bids for the design of the 1.125MGD (4,258m3/d) salt removal facility – which will feature UF/MF and RO treatment steps – are understood to have been received from the following firms: Black & Veat...

Jubail 4 IWP - Saudi Arabia

The client has issued a call for advisors to support the procurement of Batch 3 IWP projects, covering this facility and the Rabigh 4 and Ras Mohaisen plants. The deadline for submissions from advi...

Rabigh 4 IWP - Saudi Arabia

The deadline for advisory bid submissions has been extended to 21 June 2020. The advisors will support the procurement of Batch 3 IWP projects, covering this facility and the Ras Mohaisen and Jubai...

Ras Mohaisen IWP - Saudi Arabia

The deadline for advisory bid submissions has been extended to 21 June 2020. The advisors will support the procurement of Batch 3 IWP projects, covering this facility and the Rabigh 4 and Jubail 4 ...

Rosarito Beach (SDCWA) - Mexico

A study carried out by Black & Veatch and published in June 2020 evaluates five possible seawater desalination strategies on the Sea of Cortez, with capital costs ranging from $3 billion to $3.7 bi...

Bhavnagar tertiary treatment plant (potable) - India

The bid submissions deadline has been extended, and now falls on 2nd July 2020. Bid opening is scheduled to follow on 8th July 2020.

Coega desal plant - South Africa

To construct and operate a 15,000m3/d desalination plant in the Coega Special Economic Zone. A tender has been released, and proposals are due in by 20 July 2020.

Adeje Arona WWTP - Spain

To operate and maintain the Adeje-Arona wastewater treatment plant on the island of Tenerife, which is due to be expanded to 40,000m3/d. The scope of the operating contact also includes the associa...

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

Orange County Water District has been awarded a $3.6 million grant from the California Department of Water Resources' Integrated Regional Water Management (IRWM) grant programme for the GWRS final ...

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

At its meeting on 16 June 2020, City Council will consider awarding the construction contract to low bidder Sletten Construction, for $36,595,000.

LA Advanced Water Purification Facility - U.S.A.

Although the preliminary timetable had envisaged a DB award being made in Q1 2021, no list of pre-qualified bidders had been assembled as of mid-June 2020, while the process to pre-qualify equipmen...

Adeje Arona WWTP - Spain

To operate and maintain a series of brackish water treatment plants on the island of Tenerife which employ electrodialysis reversal (EDR) technology. The 12,000m3/d Isora plant is currently operate...

Jubail 3b IWP - Saudi Arabia

The official submissions deadline for bids is understood to have been extended once more, to 1st October 2020.