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Digital desal startup receives grant

Calgary-based Synauta, a cleantech startup that provides machine learning technology for desalination plants, said it will receive a $1.2 million investment from Sustainable Development Technology...

Water Desalination Report, 03-02-2020

Desalter is off to a Fast start

Last week, WDR announced that Aquatech Systems Asia had partnered with India’s Shapoorji Pallonji Group to win four SWRO projects for Gujarat Water Infrastructure Ltd (GWIL). Following the release...

Water Desalination Report, 03-02-2020

VWS Westgarth receives contract to supply sulfate removal to Almirante Barroso MV32

MODEC, a Japan-based provider of floating solutions for the offshore oil and gas industry, has awarded Veolia Water Technologies’ VWS Westgarth, its Scotland-based subsidiary, a contract to supply...

Water Desalination Report, 03-02-2020

CWCO fully acquires Aerex Industries

Consolidated Water Company (CWCO) announced that it has acquired the remaining 49 percent interest in Aerex Industries, a Florida-based designer and manufacturer of water treatment equipment...

Water Desalination Report, 03-02-2020

Mobile BWRO plants to install in New South Wales

Several towns along the Barwon-Darling River system in northern New South Wales (NSW), Australia, are turning to mobile BWRO plants as the region’s drought continues. The outback town of...

Water Desalination Report, 03-02-2020

WateReuse Florida to conduct webinar on Developing Regulatory Frameworks for Potable Reuse

WateReuse Florida will hold a webinar on Developing Regulatory Frameworks for Potable Reuse on 5 February from 2:00–3:00 PM EST. Jacobs’ Larry Schimmoller and the City of Plant City’s Lynn Spivey...

Water Desalination Report, 03-02-2020

CalAm to resubmit development permit application for MPWSP

California’s Coastal Commission’s staff has recommended that CalAm Water withdraw and resubmit the coastal development permit application for its proposed 6.4 MGD (24,225 m3/d) SWRO plant, which is...

Water Desalination Report, 03-02-2020

Harold Fravel

Harold Fravel has retired as the executive director of AMTA at the end of 2019. Previously, he worked for Dow Chemical for 36 years. He is available to assist with membrane projects, training or...

Water Desalination Report, 03-02-2020

AEC release RFP for Souk Tleta SWRO plant

Algerian Energy Company (AEC) has launched an RFP for a contractor to rehabilitate and provide operational support for its 200,000 m3 /d (52.8 MGD) Souk Tleta SWRO plant. Theplant was designed...

Water Desalination Report, 03-02-2020

Michael Grossman

Michael Grossman has been appointed as the director of applications engineering for Heartland Water Technology. Formerly the director of sales for Scinor Water America, he will remain based in...

Water Desalination Report, 03-02-2020

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

The client will submit an initial funding application with TWDB on 27 January 2020 to fund the design and construction of a 10MGD (37,850m3/d) facility (expandable up to 20MGD) at the Inner Harbor ...

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

At its meeting on 10 December 2019, the Santa Clara Valley Water District board voted to approve a 76-year partnership with the City of Palo Alto and the City of Mountain View to advance water reus...

SAKO Desalination and power plant phase 3 - Iran

The contract which had previously been awarded to Hyflux has been re-awarded to Horsol Switz Engineering Asia Pte. Ltd.

Alice BWRO - U.S.A.

The first Texas Water Development Board loan closed in November 2019. The client is awaiting TCEQ approval before bidding out the test well and well construction, which is now expected in January 2...

Oceanside IPR, CA - U.S.A.

At its meeting on 18 December 2019, City Council approved the award of the contract for the construction of the advanced water purification facility to low bidder Shimmick, for $54,828,000. The pre...

Jubail 3a IWP - Saudi Arabia

Four teams submitted bids on 15 December 2019: 1) ACWA Power/GIC/Al Bawani; 2) Aqualia/HAACO/Alfanar; 3) Marubeni/Marafiq; 4) Utico.

Gabès desalination plant phase 1 - Tunisia

Interested parties are believed to include Abengoa, Aqualia, CCECC/AquaSwiss, Cobra, Engie/Nareva, GS Inima, and Metito/Mitsubishi.

Chennai 4 (Perur) - India

The client is understood to have formally started collaboration with an advisory team led by SMEC. The scope of the consultancy contract includes conceptual design, the preparation of bid documents...

Soreq 2 - Israel

The two shortlisted bidders - Hutchison and IDE Technologies - are understood to have been cleared to bid for the project following a delay instigated by an investigation into operations at the nei...

Yanbu 4 IWP - Saudi Arabia

Bidders have reportedly been told that a contract award is likely before the end of 2019. Insiders have indicated that the bids from the Aqualia- and Engie-led teams are being considered joint fron...

Gwadar desalination plant - Pakistan

The bid submissions deadline has been extended, and now falls on 6th January 2020.

Tseung Kwan O - Hong Kong

The contract has been awarded to a joint venture of Acciona Agua SA, Jardine Engineering Corporation Limited and China State Construction Engineering (Hong Kong) Limited. The plant is due to come o...

Santa Margarita Conjunctive Use Project, CA - U.S.A.

The RO systems supply contract has been won by Biwater.

South Tarawa Water Supply Project - Kiribati

The World Bank approved a $15 million grant to co-finance the project on 13 December 2019, while the Asian Development Bank previously approved a $13 million grant for the project on 30 August 2019...

Lyford BWRO, TX - U.S.A.

The City has opted to not to install a 1MGD (3,785m³/d) RO system after determining that the debt service and operating costs would have been too high.

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

The Pure Water demonstration project is now expected to come online in early 2020. The plant is being built by Pacific Hydrotech.

Bonaire desalination plant - Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba

The contract has been awarded to IDE Technologies, which will deploy its Progreen chemical-free desalination technology. Construction is expected to be completed in July 2021.

Dakhla SWRO - Morocco

The Ministry of Agriculture has launched a request for proposals for a client's engineer, and interested bidders have until 21 January 2020 to submit their offers. The successful bidder will help t...

Carpinteria reuse, CA - U.S.A.

At its meeting on 11 December 2019, the Carpinteria Valley Water District voted unanimously to certify the final EIR, which was prepared by Woodard & Curran.

Mombasa - Kenya

Both Almar and AquaSwiss are waiting for letters of support from the Government of Kenya in order to complete financial close. Almar, which was awarded the contract to build the main 100,000m3/d pl...

Weatherford reuse project, TX - U.S.A.

The draft permit is now available for public comment, and the client expects to advertise for construction bids as early as April 2020, beginning with the WWTP improvements, followed by two separat...

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

The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California announced on 10 December 2019 that it would provide up to $285.6 million in incentives to the project through its Local Resources Program over...

South Bay Pure Water Facility - U.S.A.

The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California announced on 10 December 2019 that it would provide up to $285.6 million in incentives to the project through its Local Resources Program over...

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

RFQ documentation is likely to be sent out at some point during Q1 2020. South Coast Water District is currently seeking partners to take some of the water produced at the plant, and the Municipal ...

Sydney desal expansion - Australia

In early December 2019, Sydney dam levels dropped below 45%, triggering the start of detailed design work for the desal capacity expansion.

Umm al Houl RO Expansion - Qatar

The expansion contract has secured financial close. $389 million of debt financing for the expansion was supplied by JBIC, alongside KfW IPEX, Mizuho, MUFG, Norinchukin Bank, SMBC and Sumitomo Mits...

Phase 2, Southern Tunisia brackish water plants - Tunisia

The tender has been mothballed due to a lack of competition: only two of the seven consortia that submitted expressions of interest were shortlisted, which would not have offered enough competition...

Laayoune SWRO - Morocco

ONEE has awarded the contract for the construction of the plant to a consortium of Metito, Somagec and SNCE for €30 million. Works are expected to last 21 months, and the plant is scheduled to be c...

Malekshahi BWRO - Iran

The client re-issued a request for technical and financial proposals on 3rd November 2019. The submissions deadline fell on 8th December 2019.

Port of Cape Town SWRO - South Africa

TNPA plans to award a consultancy contract in January or February 2020. If desalination is deemed a viable option, the plant could be in place in early 2021.