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The Barrel & Software-as-Service Prevail

With such a great lineup of participants, GWI’s team scrambled to find an alternative way of showcasing five of the desal industry’s most innovative new technologies following the cancellation of...

Water Desalination Report, 30-11-2020

DEWA awards Mega-SWRO at $0.28/m3

Last Wednesday, Dubai Electricity & Water (DEWA) announced that Utico FCZ, a Ras Al Khaimah-based member of the Ghantoot group of companies, has been named as the preferred bidder for the...

Water Desalination Report, 30-11-2020

GS Inima doubles down on MidEast SWROs

GS Inima, the Spanish subsidiary of Korea’s GS Engineering & Construction, has had a very good month. On 19 November, the company announced that it had been awarded two SWRO projects by Oman...

Water Desalination Report, 30-11-2020

High profile CEO out at Hyflux

On 16 November, Olivia Lum, one of Asia’s most vaunted business leaders, was forced to step down as president and CEO of Hyflux, when Singapore’s High Court placed the company under the independent...

Water Desalination Report, 30-11-2020

Zayed Prize open for submissions

Entries for the Zayed Sustainability Prize are now being accepted for the 2022 prize cycle. The prize is the UAE’s pioneering global award in sustainability and a tribute to the legacy of its...

Water Desalination Report, 30-11-2020

Board to consider SWRO discharge permit

A virtual public meeting will be held by the Santa Ana Regional Water Quality Control Board this Friday, 4 December. Among the issues that will be considered is the renewal of the NPDES permit for...

Water Desalination Report, 30-11-2020

Ceramic UF lowers PFAS treatment cost

CERAFILTEC, the German supplier of ceramic flat-sheet UF membrane technology, has completed three successful benchmark studies of its submerged filtration system in removing various PFAS compounds...

Water Desalination Report, 16-11-2020

Osmotic concentration can reduce volume

In a paper published on 4 November 2020 in Elsevier’s Journal of Water Process Engineering, researchers from Qatar University and the ConocoPhillips Global Water Sustainability Center (GWSC)...

Water Desalination Report, 16-11-2020

MIT opens application for 2020-2021 Water Innovation Prize

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is accepting applications for its 2020-2021 Water Innovation Prize, a multi-stage business plan competition in which student entrepreneurial teams...

Water Desalination Report, 16-11-2020

Fred Wiesler named VP of Sales for Cerahelix Inc.

Fred Wiesler has been appointed vice president of sales for Cerahelix, Inc. Formerly the global commercial manager at DuPont Water Solutions, he has over 30 years of water industry experience and...

Water Desalination Report, 16-11-2020

Safaga IWP - Egypt

A desalination plant to be procured on a privately financed basis, with a capacity of 20-40,000m3/d. Egypt's Ministry of Finance has confirmed the process of tendering the project will begin in Jan...

Kerkennah - Tunisia

SONEDE is finalising its studies for a brackish water desalination plant, and now plans to issue an EPC tender in early 2021.

Shuqaiq 4 (SWCC) - Saudi Arabia

GWI understands that a contractor has been lined up, although no formal announcement on a signature has yet been made.

Shoaiba 5 (SWCC) - Saudi Arabia

GWI understands that a contractor has been lined up, although no formal announcement on a signature has yet been made.

Hassyan SWRO - United Arab Emirates

The Utico team is understood to have been selected to carry out the contract. It submitted the lowest bid with a tariff of $0.27762/$0.26124 for capacities of 120MIGD and 180MIGD respectively. Seco...

San Pedro del Pinatar, Murcia - 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 technical and econo...

Antioch BWRO, CA - U.S.A.

Sealed proposals for the construction contract are now due in by 2nd December 2020, after the deadline was pushed back.

Sagunto - Spain

The bidding process for the new two-year O&M contract was relaunched on 6th November 2020 following the settlement of the appeals procedure. Bids are due in by 9th December 2020, and the economic b...

Phase 2, Southern Tunisia brackish water plants - Tunisia

SONEDE has issued a call for proposals from national contractors for the construction of hydraulic infrastructure to support four desalination plants: Gafsa West (Governorate of Gafsa), Maknassy (G...

Kangaroo Island desalination plant - Australia

A tender process has been launched. Documents are available at https://www.tenders.sa.gov.au/ with reference code SAWC048143. The deadline for the submission of prequalification documents is 26 Nov...

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

Cal Am has refiled its application for a coastal development permit for the proposed desalination project. At the same time, it has reached out to the City of Marina with a series of measures which...

Gwadar desalination plant - Pakistan

Bids are now due in on 10 December 2020, after the deadline was pushed back by a month. Foreign bidders may only bid in consortium with a Pakistani contractor.

Coega desal plant - South Africa

An RFP has been sent out seeking an owner's engineer for the proposed 15,000m3/d desalination plant, and proposals are due in on 18 January 2021. The selected consultant will be responsible for rev...

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

Attendees at the mandatory online pre-bid meetings held on 29 October and 2nd November 2020 for the $110 million Morena Pump Station contract included representatives from the following companies: ...

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

The timetable for filing permit applications has slipped back slightly. A draft coastal development permit is currently under internal review, before being submitted to the City of Dana Point, and ...

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

At its meeting on 10 November 2020, the MWD board is due to vote on whether to start the process of securing CEQA approval for the project, and initiating public outreach efforts. At the same time,...

San Pedro de Pinatar I - Spain

The technical and economic bid results are as follows: 1) Cadagua (€2.117 million; adjudged excessively low); 2) GS Inima/Alpi (€2.292 million/37 pts); 3) Abengoa/Ocide (€2.368 million/28 pts); 4) ...

Shuaiba North - Kuwait

The deadline for advisory submissions has been extended to 17 November 2020.

Casablanca desal plant - Morocco

ONEE has issued a request for proposals to carry out a 12-month water quality and hydrodynamic survey for the future desalination plant. The goal is to identify the best locations for the plant's i...

Cabo San Lucas expansion - Mexico

Interested parties are understood to include Aqualia, GS Inima, Sacyr Agua, and Tedagua, as well as local firms TICSA, La Peninsular Compañía Constructora, and a team of RECSA and Gami Ingeniería e...

North Pleasant Valley Water Desalter Phase 1 - U.S.A.

At its meeting on 4th November 2020, the City of Camarillo unanimously approved the award of the desalter pipeline conveyance contract to Blois Construction. The base bid amount was $2,655,269. Mea...

Port of Cape Town SWRO - South Africa

A consultant has been appointed, and feasibility studies are underway. Due to above average rainfall this winter, however, the construction timetable has been pushed back to the medium term.

Patiala District STPs & ETP - India

The contract has been awarded to Pushpinder Singh Sidhu Contractor.

Koonimedu desal plant - India

The consultancy tender has been re-issued, and the new bid submissions deadline has been set at 17 November 2020.

Adeje-Arona RO expansion, Tenerife - Spain

On 30 October 2020, the adjudicating panel officially confirmed the award of the technical support contract to Ayesa for €166,100. No date has yet been set for tendering the DB contract.

Sagunto - Spain

The bidders for the €207,210, 4.5-month temporary contract are as follows: 1) Abengoa Agua; 2) Acciona Agua; 3) Cadagua; 4) Pavagua Ambiental; 5) Riegos Murcia; 6) FACSA-Tedagua.

Bahía de Palma SWRO rehabilitation - Spain

To replace the existing reverse osmosis lines and expand the existing Palma Bay desalination plant on the island of Mallorca to reach a new capacity of 67,500m3/d. The plant currently has a theoret...

Jubail 3b IWP - Saudi Arabia

Four teams submitted offers for the contract by the 1st November 2020 deadline: 1) Aqualia/HAACO/Alfanar; 2) Engie/Nesma; 3) Utico; 4) Veolia/Aljomaih/Alkifah. Six teams qualified in August did not...

Tampa Bay Desalination Expansion, FL - U.S.A.

Potential optimisation and expansion concepts have now been developed for the desalination option, and equipment for the pilot testing of alternative pre-treatment technologies has been delivered t...

North Pleasant Valley Water Desalter Phase 1 - U.S.A.

At its meeting on 4th November 2020, the City of Camarillo is due to consider the award of the desalter pipeline conveyance contract to Blois Construction, for $2,655,269.