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2020 Membrane Technology Conference postponed

Like virtually every other significant public event in the world that had been scheduled for the next month or two, the 2020 Membrane Technology Conference (MTC), which was to have started today...

Water Desalination Report, 16-03-2020

Coronavirus Update

On Thursday, 12 March, the Water Research Foundation held a webcast presenting a Coronavirus Disease Research Update, which featured some of the industry’s leading water researchers. They presented...

Water Desalination Report, 16-03-2020

Ministry issues RFP for mega-SWRO

A request for prequalification (RFP) of companies and consortia interested in participating in the Aqaba-Amman Water Desalination and Conveyance Project (AAWDCP) has been issued by the Ministry of...

Water Desalination Report, 16-03-2020

Desal plant to buy new membranes

Thames Water Utilities Ltd, in Reading, UK, will procure seawater and brackish water RO membranes for its Thames Gateway Desalination Plant in Beckton. The 4-stage RO plant requires a mixture of...

Water Desalination Report, 16-03-2020

Where were you when…?

It has been 60 years since UCLA’s Sidney Loeb and Srinivasa Sourirajan invented the RO membrane. Not only has the RO process matured, so have the desalters who pioneered the development of the...

Water Desalination Report, 16-03-2020

AWWA Water Science release special Potable Water Issue

The journal AWWA Water Science is planning a special potable water issue to capture the present state of the science on the rapidly growing subject. The issue’s guest editors are Professor Kerry...

Water Desalination Report, 16-03-2020

MEDRC partnership with USAID for research call 2020

In partnership with the US Agency for International Development (USAID), the Middle East Desalination Research Center (MEDRC) has launched an international call for research proposals in a bid to...

Water Desalination Report, 09-03-2020

Mike Pankratz promoted at GHD

Mike Pankratz has been appointed senior operations consultant by GHD. Formerly Water Standard’s operations, maintenance and HSE manager, he is based in Houston, Texas, and may be contacted at...

Water Desalination Report, 09-03-2020

Esther Guedez joins Hydranautics

Hydranautics has appointed Esther Guedez as the regional account executive for Mexico and the US Central Rockies region. She held various commercial and technical roles with Abengoa, Ovivo, and...

Water Desalination Report, 09-03-2020

Bahía de Palma - Spain

O&M for three years, renewable thereafter by up to two years in one-year increments. To operate and maintain the 64,800m3/d Bahía de Palma desalination plant, which is currently operated by Suez. B...

Fortaleza SWRO - Brazil

On 4th February 2020, the Tribunal de Contas of Ceará State issued a series of recommendations for altering the draft "edital", which it claims could generate savings of around BRL49 million ($11.5...

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

An RFP relating to the contract to operate the future North Pleasant Valley Water Desalter is now expected to be sent to shortlisted bidders in Q1 2020, ahead of an award by 30 June 2020. The short...

Cabo San Lucas expansion - Mexico

The procurement schedule for the project has been pushed back, with a project tender now anticipated in March 2020. The national government's infrastructure plan, released on 26 November 2019, envi...

Gaza Central Desalination Plant - Palestine

The EIB has launched a tender process for a €4.8 million three-year technical assistance contract to help implement the proposed desalination project. Expressions of interest are due in on 6th Marc...

Pure Water Soquel, CA - U.S.A.

Three companies have been shortlisted for the O&M contract – which is styled as an "operations and management-at-risk" (OMAR) contract: Inframark, Jacobs, and Suez. An award is likely to follow in ...

Los Pelambres - Chile

Aquatech has been awarded the contract to supply the desalination system. Bechtel Engineering holds the EPC contract in January 2019.

Erongo Region Desalination Plant - Namibia

The concept workshop for the desalination feasibility study was held in Windhoek on 29-30 January 2020, and brought all the stakeholders together to evaluate the preliminary findings. The study, wh...

South Tarawa Water Supply Project - Kiribati

The tendering schedule for the project has been delayed, with the contracts for the desalination plant and the water network now expected to be tendered at the end of Q2 2020.

Tuticorin FGD desal - India

The bid submissions deadline has been extended yet again, and now falls on 14 February 2020. The project is open to international competitive bidding.

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

The RFP process for the preparation of a Preliminary Engineering and Environmental Constraints Analysis Report relating to the Pure Water Project has been placed on indefinite hold. The original bi...

Alger West (Fouka Marine) - Algeria

AEC has shortlisted two companies following the evaluation of technical bids. Financial bids will be opened on 2nd March 2020, after which the low bidder will provisionally be awarded the contract....

El Tarf - Algeria

AEC has shortlisted three companies following the evaluation of technical bids. Financial bids will be opened on 2nd March 2020, after which the low bidder will provisionally be awarded the contrac...

Guerbes SWRO - Algeria

AEC issued a new open tender for the project in September 2019, after a previous restricted RFP failed to garner enough interest. Bids are due to be opened on 3rd February 2020, with a contract awa...

Souk Tleta - Algeria

AEC launched a new RFP for a contractor in November 2019 (a previous tender process was mothballed after just one offer was received). Bidders have until 23 March 2020 to submit their offers, and t...

Kundli CETP upgrade - India

The contract has been awarded to Subhash Infra Engineers.

Panki Thermal Power reuse - India

The contract has been awarded to Suez India.

Western Galilee - Israel

A request for statements of qualification has been issued by the client. The deadline for submissions is 1st June 2020. Qualification details and application forms can be found at bit.ly/37pDurZ

Jubail 3b IWP - Saudi Arabia

An RFP has been issued. Ten teams were qualified to bid on the project in August 2019: 1) ACWA Power; 2) Aqualia/HAACO/Alfanar; 3) Cobra; 4) Engie; 5) Malakoff; 6) Marubeni/Marafiq; 7) Mitusbishi C...

Sutrapada desalination plant - India

The submissions deadline for proposals relating to the role of independent engineer falls on 17 February 2020. The contract to develop the project was previously awarded to a joint venture of Shapo...

Mandvi desalination plant - India

The submissions deadline for proposals relating to the role of independent engineer falls on 17 February 2020. The contract to develop the project was previously awarded to a joint venture of Shapo...

Devbhoomi Dwarka desalination plant - India

The submissions deadline for proposals relating to the role of independent engineer falls on 17 February 2020. The contract to develop the project was previously awarded to a joint venture of Shapo...

Bhavnagar desalination plant - India

The submissions deadline for proposals relating to the role of independent engineer falls on 17 February 2020. The contract to develop the project was previously awarded to a joint venture of Shapo...

Tourgan SWRO - Iran

The client has cancelled the tender process, and is likely to merge the planned capacity into the West Qeshm Island SWRO project.

West Qeshm SWRO - Iran

The client has cancelled the tender process, and is likely to issue a new tender for a larger capacity plant in the west of Qeshm Island.

Pure Water Soquel, CA - U.S.A.

Interviews with the four companies which are believed to have been pre-qualified for the O&M contract – which is styled as an "operations and management-at-risk" (OMAR) contract – are scheduled to ...

Torrevieja SWRO expansion - Spain

The results of the technical evaluation of the proposals submitted for the initial design project are as follows: 1) arada Ingeniería/Desalia Water: 16.25 pts; 2) Ecoagua Ingenieros/Eptisa Servicio...

Valdelentisco O&M contract - Spain

To operate and maintain the 136,000m3/d seawater reverse osmosis plant at Valdelentisco in Murcia under an O&M contract for three years. The asset is currently operated by Suez Treatment Solutions ...

Yanbu 4 IWP - Saudi Arabia

Market rumours have suggested that the Engie-led bid is now considered the frontrunner; however no official announcement has been made, and expectations of an award before the end of 2019 were not ...

Jubail 3a IWP - Saudi Arabia

Market rumours have suggested that the ACWA Power-led bid has emerged as the frontrunner; however no official announcement has been made. Four teams submitted bids on 15 December 2019: 1) ACWA Powe...