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Perth considers 3rd plant

Western Australia’s Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has approved Water Corporation’s environmental scoping document for its proposed 100 million m3/y (72.3 MGD) Alkimos Seawater...

Water Desalination Report, 18-05-2020

SWRO workshop

Last Thursday, the Santa Ana Water Board held a public workshop to discuss details of Poseidon Water’s proposed Huntington Beach 50 MGD (189,250 m3/d) SWRO plant. Specifically, the discussion was...

Water Desalination Report, 18-05-2020

RO concentrates brine at 1,740 psi

Since Saltworks Technologies was first mentioned in WDR in late 2009, the Canada-based company has been pursuing new methods of concentrating brine. Its technology focus has evolved considerably...

Water Desalination Report, 18-05-2020

Out with the old SBR, in with new MBR

Until 2009, the northwest Arkansan City of Decatur relied on an aerated lagoon for its wastewater treatment. However, when new limits on nitrogen were introduced in the late 1990s, followed by...

Water Desalination Report, 11-05-2020

Desal cyber-security specialist to be sold

Microsoft is reportedly set to announce that it will acquire CyberX, a cybersecurity firm, for about $165 million. The company was founded in 2013, and although it maintains its development center...

Water Desalination Report, 11-05-2020

Humanitarian Desalination Challenge application deadline extended

The Middle East Desalination Research Center (MEDRC) has extended the deadline for applications for its Humanitarian Desalination Challenge until 31 May. For more information on the $700,000...

Water Desalination Report, 11-05-2020

GS E&C and MEWR low-energy innovative seawater desalination research launched

GS Inima Environment (GS E&C) has launched a joint research project to demonstrate and commercialize a low-energy and innovative seawater desalination technology with Singapore’s Ministry of...

Water Desalination Report, 11-05-2020

Robert Yu Lang Mao appointed at ERI

Energy Recovery, Inc (ERI) has named Robert Yu Lang Mao as president and CEO. He has been serving as interim president and CEO since November 2019, and has been a member of the board of directors...

Water Desalination Report, 11-05-2020

Abdullah Al-Abdulkarim appointed at SWCC

Saudi Arabia’s Saline Water Conversion Corp (SWCC) has appointed Abdullah Al-Abdulkarim as its new governor. Formerly the deputy governor for planning and development, his responsibilities will...

Water Desalination Report, 11-05-2020

American Water Chemicals seeks Technical Sales Professionals

American Water Chemicals is seeking to hire Technical Sales Professionals around the country to accommodate their rapid growth. All applicants should have prior RO membrane-related experience....

Water Desalination Report, 11-05-2020

Kutch (FOKIA) - India

eThekwini desalination plant - South Africa

The municipality wants the pilot facility to run for a year, in order to gather information on its performance and gain confidence in the technology. Hitachi started demonstration operations at the...

Jorf Lasfar extension - Morocco

OCP is examining the possibility that JESA will build the 41,000m3/d extension of the plant. Works are expected to start later in 2020, and will take 24 months to complete. OCP has decided that it ...

Hassyan SWRO - United Arab Emirates

Instead of announcing a preferred bidder by the expected 30 April date, the client has instead opted to retender the project. Bids are due on 3rd August 2020. All nine prequalified teams will be in...

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

The supply contract for the reverse osmosis system, which had been awarded to H2O Innovation, was terminated at the end of April 2020, although no termination notice is understood to have been serv...

Tuticorin - India

The bid submissions deadline has been pushed back, and now falls on 21 May 2020.

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

H2O Innovation has won the contract to supply the RO system.

Fortaleza SWRO - Brazil

CAGECE has launched an 'Edital', and proposals are due in on 1st September 2020

Safi SWRO - Morocco

The desalination plant will supply the existing fertiliser plant at Safi. OCP wants to have the plant online by 2025-2026. The company is currently running studies to determine the location of the ...

Bahía de Palma - Spain

The Balearics regional government has approved the lifting of the suspension on the tendering of this contract because of the need to ensure the continued functioning of the plant. Economic proposa...

Vadinar Refinery SWRO - India

The bid submissions deadline has been extended yet again, and now falls on 2nd May 2020.

Jubail 3a IWP - Saudi Arabia

A water purchase agreement was signed with the ACWA Power/GIC/Al Bawani team on 30 April 2020. A team comprising Abengoa and Sepco III has been selected to undertake the EPC work.

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

Clean Energy Capital is now scheduled to deliver its water production cost analysis in mid-May 2020, which will present a financial model that estimates cost ranges for the water to be produced at ...

San Dieguito/San Elijo BWRO, CA - U.S.A.

As of May 2020, the client is five months into the one-year pump test at the pilot well, and so far the results have been as expected. If the results remain positive once the test is completed, the...

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

A JPA workshop could be held in June or July 2020 to discuss the Pure Water Project, the delivery method, the RFP for an owner’s advisor/programme manager, and the environmental review process, amo...

Pure Water Project Demo - U.S.A.

The Pure Water demonstration project is expected to have a "soft opening" in June 2020, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony planned for 11 September 2020. The plant is being built by Pacific Hydrotech.

Facility E IWPP - Qatar

Following delays to the timeline imposed by the impact of COVID-19, the official deadline for bid submissions is now understood to be 17 August 2020.

Corpus Christi SWRO, TX 2 - U.S.A.

In April 2020, City Council approved the submission of a $222.4 million funding application to the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) to design and build a 20MGD (75,700m3/d) SWRO facility (expan...

Pure Water Monterey Expansion, CA - U.S.A.

At its meeting on 27 April 2020, the Monterey One Water board is expected to certify the draft supplemental environmental impact report relating to the proposed plant expansion. Immediately thereaf...

Oceanside,CA - U.S.A.

Proposals are due on 15 May 2020 in response to the RFP for the design of a brine minimisation step at the City of Oceanside's existing 6.37MGD (24,110m³/d) reverse osmosis plant, the Mission Basin...

Hassyan SWRO - United Arab Emirates

GWI understands that the client is still planning to select a preferred bidder on its chosen date of 30 April.

Chennai 4 (Perur) - India

Sources have indicated that a request for qualifications could be issued to selected bidders in May 2020. As yet GWI is not aware of plans for an advertisement for expressions of interest.

Ras al-Khair 3 - Saudi Arabia

Advisors are due to be appointed in the fourth quarter of 2021. This will be followed by a request for expressions of interest from developers in Q3 2022, request for qualifications the same quarte...

Shuqaiq 4 IWP - Saudi Arabia

Advisors are due to be appointed in the fourth quarter of 2021. This will be followed by a request for expressions of interest from developers in Q1 2023, request for qualifications the same quarte...

Ghubrah 3 IWP - Oman

The GS Inima/Sogex bid is understood to be the frontrunner. Two teams submitted bids for the project in December 2019: GS Inima/Sogex and Sumitomo/Malakoff.

Ras Al-Khair 2 - Saudi Arabia

Advisors are due to be appointed in the fourth quarter of 2021. This will be followed by a request for expressions of interest from developers in Q2 2022.

Ras Mohaisen IWP - Saudi Arabia

Advisors are due to be appointed imminently. This will be followed by a request for expressions of interest from developers in Q2 2020, request for qualifications in Q3 2020, and a request for prop...

Jubail 6 IWP - Saudi Arabia

Advisors are due to be appointed imminently. This will be followed by a request for expressions of interest from developers in Q4 2020, request for qualifications the same quarter, and a request fo...

Shoaiba 5 - Saudi Arabia

The project was included in SWPC’s long-term plans for capacity-building, and was expected to be commissioned in 2029. However it was not included in SWPC's most recent procurement forecasts, cover...

Tabuk 1 IWP - Saudi Arabia

Advisors are due to be appointed imminently. This will be followed by a request for expressions of interest from developers in Q1 2021.