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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

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

Attendees at the mandatory online pre-bid meeting held on 29 October 2020 for the $110 million Morena Pump Station contract included representatives from the following companies: Baker Electric, CS...

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.

Tuas WRP - Singapore

Bids for contract C2B, which covers the product water pumping facilities, are now due in on 19 November 2020, after the deadline was pushed back once again.

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...

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...

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...

Al 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.

Tuas WRP - Singapore

Nine proposals were received for contract C3D1, which covers the mechanical, electrical and ICA works for the product water storage, pumping, and NEWater facilities. The bidders were as follows: 1)...

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.

San Mateo direct potable reuse, CA - U.S.A.

Sundt Contruction has now been awarded contracts for all three construction phases of the WWTP upgrade and expansion. Suez is providing the MBR system. HDR Engineering is providing design services....

Hisar STP - India

The contract has been awarded to Kapil Engineering Company for INR222.3 million ($3 million).

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.