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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

Al Jubail - Saudi Arabia

Al Fujairah 2 RO - United Arab Emirates

Blue Hills - Bahamas

Five groups submitted offers for the project at the end of March including Biwater Intertiol, a pairing of IDE Technologies and Inima, Consolidated Water, Enerserve (Veolia), and a partnership of I...

Shuqaiq IWPP - Saudi Arabia

Kalaeloa,HI - U.S.A.

Pilot facility complete. The EIR is in progress. After permitting, the plant is expected to go out to tender on 3rd December 2004.

Shuaiba North - Kuwait

Al Fujairah 2 RO - United Arab Emirates

Planta Desaladora Norte - Chile

The proposal to extend the plant at Antofagasta has been put on ice by Essan following its acquisition by Luksic Group in the recent privatisation programme. Desalant, a special purpose vehicle set...

Sur IWP - Oman

Chennai - Minjur - India

The announcement of the an engineering consultant to advise on the project has been held up by the elections in India, but it is expected shortly. Applicants included CH2M Hill, Fichtner, Halcrow, ...

Ras Laffan B - Qatar

Kahramaa has appointed Fichtner and Denton Wilde Sapte to prepare and draft a power and water purchase agreement (PWPA). A site for the plant has not been specified but it is likely to be built at ...

Duba Phase 4 - Saudi Arabia

Kuljian Corporation has been appointed by SWCC to provide consultancy services including preparation of tender documents and site supervision. Kuljian’s contract covers two plants on the Red Sea co...

Skikda - Algeria

The Geida consortium has been selected to implement the project; it is comprised of Cobra, Befesa, Codesa and Sadyt, all of Spain. The consortium submitted a low bid of $0.74/m3 in March which beat...

Cap Djinet - Algeria

Ashdod - Israel

A contract has been awarded to a consortium of Ashcogen, Chemtec and a Spanish desalition specialist. However the consortium has been uble to raise fince and it is reported that it is not proceedin...

Al Fujairah 2 RO - United Arab Emirates

Fichtner has submitted design studies for the project. It was origilly thought that the Phase 2 plant would be procured on an EPC basis (Doosan Heavy Industries and Ondeo Degrémont were the contrac...

Moss Landing/Kaiser Refractory site, CA - U.S.A.

Al Jubail - Saudi Arabia

Mostaganem - Algeria

Farasan 3 - Saudi Arabia

The tender notification for the projects at Al Wajh, Rabigh, Ummluj, Alleeth, Qunfuthah and Farasan has been released and 12 companies have purchased the bid documents. The tender opening date is 2...

Ashdod - Israel

Mekorot, the Israeli state bulk water supplier was to build this plant on its own account, however fincing difficulties mean the project has little hope of going ahead (see story p11)

Shuaiba North - Kuwait

Rabigh - Saudi Arabia

The tender notification for the projects at Al Wajh, Rabigh, Ummluj, Alleeth, Qunfuthah and Farasan has been released and 12 companies have purchased the bid documents. The tender opening date is 2...

Broken Hill - Australia

Construction work and commissioning/ performance testing has been completed. The AI board will review the future role of the plant later in the year. It is capable of treating around 30% of the out...

Jebel Ali RO - United Arab Emirates

DEWA is investigating the possibility of developing a hybrid RO-MSF plant at the Jebel Ali site. Mott MacDold is the authority’s consultant for a pilot SWRO plant (5-10m3/hr) to provide information...

El Hamma - Algeria

Ionics has formed a project company, Hamma Water Desalition (HWD), with AEC. HWD is 70% owned by Ionics and 30% by AEC. Algerian tiol oil company Sotrach will guarantee the take-or-pay water supply...

Andratx - Spain

Contract awarded to consortium Copisa and Constructora Pireica. Formal project due to be presented in the autumn.

Sur IWP - Oman

This is a regiol project which would also supply water to the town of Ibra around 100km inland. A consultancy contract has been awarded to the Parsons Corporation. The design stage is expected to l...

Alcudia - Spain

Contract awarded to consortium Depuración y Tratamientos and Sacyr. Formal project due to be presented in the autumn.

Sohar IWPP - Oman

The project is in the bid evaluation phase. There are four shortlisted bidders: AES Oasis with the local Multitech (with EPC contractors IHI and Fisia Italimpianti); a consortium of SembCorp, Nissh...