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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

Jazan 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 Q4 2021, a request for qualifications later that same quarter, and a r...

Rabigh 5 IWP - Saudi Arabia

Advisors are due to be appointed in the first quarter of 2023. This will be followed by a request for expressions of interest from developers in Q2 2023, a request for qualifications later that sam...

Jubail 4 IWP - Saudi Arabia

Advisors are due to be appointed in the first quarter of 2023. This will be followed by a request for expressions of interest from developers in Q4 2023, a request for qualifications later that sam...

Rayyis 2 IWP - Saudi Arabia

Advisors are due to be appointed in the first quarter of 2023. This will be followed by a request for expressions of interest from developers in Q2 2024, a request for qualifications in Q3 2024, an...

Shoaiba 6 IWP - 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 procrement forecasts, coveri...

Jubail 5 IWP - Saudi Arabia

The project was included in SWPC’s long-term plans for capacity-building, and was expected to be commissioned in 2030. However it was not included in SWPC's most recent procurement forecasts, cover...

Rabigh 4 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.

Valdelentisco O&M contract renewal - Spain

The suspension of the tender process invoked by the state of emergency legislation has now been lifted because of the urgent necessity to award the contract so as to ensure continuity of service af...

Dholera Industrial City desal - India

An RFQ-cum-RFP has been released seeking a consultant to carry out a techno-economic analysis and an environmental impact assessment in order to assess the feasibility of the project. A site visit ...

Valdelentisco O&M contract renewal - Spain

The suspension of the tender process invoked by the state of emergency legislation has now been lifted because of the urgent necessity to award the contract so as to ensure continuity of service af...

Indian Wells Valley BWRO - U.S.A.

The Indian Wells Valley Water District board discussed a range of alternative water supply options at its meeting on 14 April 2020, including the implementation of brackish water desalination. The ...

Hassyan SWRO - United Arab Emirates

Despite the impact of the COVID-19 crisis, discussions between the client and the two bidders are ongoing on a virtual basis, with the announcement of a preferred bidder expected imminently.

Tuticorin - India

To operate and maintain an existing 20,000m3/d seawater reverse osmosis desalination plant at Tuticorin, which was built an is operated by Tecton Engineering and Construction LLC. The scope also in...

Morgan SWRO plant (GUPCO) - Egypt

The project is being developed and built by the Egypt-based IDWT Group.

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 likely to be sent to shortlisted bidders in late May 2020, ahead of a projected award in September ...

Musandam water supply - Oman

The client has issued a request for expressions of interest from potential developers. The deadline for submissions is Monday 27 April 2020.

Antioch BWRO, CA - U.S.A.

At its meeting on 14 April 2020, City Council voted unanimously to approve a settlement between Antioch and the California Department of Water Resources which will provide $27 million for the plann...

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

At its meeting on 7th April 2020, the Soquel Creek Water District board voted unanimously to award phase 1 of the "operations and management-at-risk" (OMAR) contract to Jacobs for $300,000. Phase 1...

Shandong Yantai Haiyang Nuclear Power Desalination Project - China

Currently under feasibility study by the Institute of Seawater Desalination and Multipurpose Utilization, Tianjin.

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

At its meeting on 7th April 2020, the Soquel Creek Water District board is due to vote on whether to award phase 1 of the "operations and management-at-risk" (OMAR) contract to Jacobs for $300,000....

Jubail 3b IWP - Saudi Arabia

The official deadline for bids is understood to have been extended to 12 July. An RFP for the contract was issued in January 2020. Ten teams were qualified to bid on the project in August 2019: 1) ...

Jubail 3a IWP - Saudi Arabia

A team of Abengoa and Sepco III has been selected to undertake the EPC work.

Kay Bailey Hutchison BWRO expansion (phase 1) - U.S.A.

The planned expansion of the plant has been granted $2.05 million by the Texas Military Preparedness Commission.

Safi - Morocco

The desalination plant at Safi will form part of the Safi Phosphate Hub (SPH), OCP’s new industrial site. OCP wants to have the plant online by 2025-2026. The company is currently running studies t...

Jorf Lasfar extension - Morocco

OCP has appointed JESA, a subsidiary of Worley, to build the 30,900m3/d extension of the plant. Works are expected to start over summer 2020 and take 18 months to complete. OCP has decided that it ...

Phosboucraâ SWRO - Morocco

OCP has received three bids, and expects a fourth one shortly. It then hopes to award the contract in June or July 2020 so that works can start in September. Construction is expected to take two ye...

New Jorf Lasfar desalination plant - Morocco

OCP is currently running studies to determine the location of the intake, the choice of technology, and other design considerations. It is also assessing how renewable energy could be coupled with ...

Vadinar Refinery SWRO - India

The bid submissions deadline has been extended again, and now falls on 30 April 2020.

Brazosport BWRO pilot plant - U.S.A.

The wells have now been completed, and are currently being tested. Procurement of the 545m³/d pilot RO treatment plant is still on track for May 2020. Once constructed, the pilot will run for 90 da...

Bhavnagar desalination plant - India

The submissions deadline for proposals relating to the role of independent engineer has been extended again, and now falls on 27 April 2020. T