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Money matters

Argument over how much City of Los Angeles should pay on the MWD plant -- if any -- will provide the fireworks at water price hearings starting up this week by Metropolitan Water District of...

Water Desalination Report, 12-01-1967

Congressional hearings

A second item on the MWD plant's new year agenda, one not likely to prove so nettlesome as the L.A. taxpayer problem, is Congressional approval of OSW's $67.2 million participation in the project.

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Water Desalination Report, 12-01-1967

Design job

The working group for the project missed its goal of having a Govt.- MWD contract negotiated in December. But it has completed a preliminary draft of the OSW-AEC-MWD contract setting forth...

Water Desalination Report, 12-01-1967

New director for Dept of Water Resources

Another event of moment for California desalting is appointment of William Gianelli as Director of Dept. of Water Resources. Not known in detail, however, following his appointment by Gov. Reagan...

Water Desalination Report, 12-01-1967

Warne-Lilienthal

Warne has accepted a position with the International Development Co., headed by David E. Lilienthal. Warne will set up an office for the firm in Davis, Calif.

Water Desalination Report, 12-01-1967

Back to business

First nuclear powered desalting plant was back online last week at Navy's McMurdo Sound Station in Antarctica. The 14,000 GPD flash unit operated on steam from the 1500 KWE reactor, PM-3A, built by...

Water Desalination Report, 12-01-1967

Construction set back

Deadline for construction bids on the 2.5 MGD flash test module is set back to Jan. 30 by 0SW. Reason for moving the date back from the previously scheduled Jan. 16 bid opening is to give bidders...

Water Desalination Report, 12-01-1967

Self-repairing membranes

Self-repairing membranes? This is what Oak Ridge says it has discovered in the form of harmless chemicals, which when added to saline water beneficially act as filters to remove salt when the feed...

Water Desalination Report, 12-01-1967

Industry doubts

Effectiveness of the membranes is much dependent on the salt concentration of the feed water. Oak Ridge doubts sea water could ever be desalted economically, but doesn't give up hope for the...

Water Desalination Report, 12-01-1967

Water terms and vocabulary completed

A thesaurus of water research terms and vocabulary has been completed by Office of Water Resources Research, as one of the first important steps on the way to establishing a Water Resources Science...

Water Desalination Report, 12-01-1967

Alger West (Fouka Marine) - Algeria

AEC has postponed the opening of financial bids until 17 March 2020. Two companies were shortlisted following the evaluation of technical bids, and the lower of the two bidders will provisionally b...

Sfax - Tunisia

Sonede opened financial bids on 27 February 2020, and expects to award the contract in Q4 2020. Only two of the six shortlisted bidders submitted final bids - Orascom/Metito/Mitsubishi Heavy Indust...

Aqaba-Amman Water Project - Jordan

A request for qualifications has been issued to private developers interested in pursuing the project. The deadline for submission of documents is 29 June 2020, while the last day for clarification...

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

On 28 February 2020, San Diego County Superior Court Judge Richard Strauss issued a tentative ruling denying the request for an injunction submitted by the San Diego Chapter of the Associated Gener...

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

On 28 February 2020, San Diego County Superior Court Judge Richard Strauss issued a tentative ruling denying the request for an injunction submitted by the San Diego Chapter of the Associated Gener...

Hassyan SWRO - United Arab Emirates

The client aims to announce a preferred bidder in the second quarter of 2020. A market record-low tariff of $0.306/m3 was submitted for the contract at the end of February, the client said. Market ...

Yanbu 4 IWP - Saudi Arabia

The Engie-led team has been awarded the contract, signing a water purchase agreement on 27 February. It submitted a tariff of SAR1.7446/m3 ($0.47/m3). The list of compliant bids opened is as follow...

Hassyan SWRO - United Arab Emirates

A market record-low tariff of $0.306/m3 has been submitted for the contract, the client has said. Market rumours have suggested that just two bids have been submitted for the project so far, the lo...

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

An RFP seeking professional services to support the engineering, planning, and financial needs of the full-scale Pure Water Project is understood to be under preparation as of February 2020. Meanwh...

Caserones - Chile

As of February 2020, the plan to build a new desalination plant is no longer being considered, although Lumina Copper has indicated that it may reconsider this project in the future.

Cabo San Lucas expansion - Mexico

The term of the proposed contract has been lengthened from 20 years to 25 years, and the expected cost revised downwards slightly. The tender process is expected to be initiated later in H1 2020, a...

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

Palo Alto City Council is due to accept the Northwest County Recycled Water Strategic Plan Report at its meeting on 2nd March 2020. Meanwhile, an RFP for the design of the 1.125MGD (4,258m3/d) salt...

Yanbu 4 IWP - Saudi Arabia

The Engie-led team has been confirmed as preferred bidder by the SWPC, submitting a tariff of SAR1.7446/m3 ($0.47/m3). The list of compliant bids opened is as follows, with the levelised water tari...

Jubail 3a IWP - Saudi Arabia

Sources in the market have suggested that the project could set yet another record tariff for the cost of desalination, with figures as low as SAR1.65 ($0.44) per cubic metre mentioned. Rumours ind...

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

At its meeting on 18 February 2020, the Board authorised the award of the progressive design-build contract for the conveyance element of the project to a Kennedy Jenks/Garney team, for $5,058,583....

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

At its meeting on 18 February 2020, the Board is expected to authorise the award of the progressive design-build contract for the conveyance element of the project to a Kennedy Jenks/Garney team, f...

Yanbu 4 IWP - Saudi Arabia

The Engie-led team has been confirmed as the lowest bidder by the SWPC, submitting a tariff of SAR1.7446/m3 ($0.47/m3). The list of compliant bids opened is as follows, with the levelised water tar...

Jubail 3b IWP - Saudi Arabia

A scheduled site visit has been cancelled, and although rumours suggest that the project may temporarily be in stasis, there has been no official confirmation from the client on the schedule for pr...

Jubail 1 replacement SWRO - Saudi Arabia

The project is now considered likely to move ahead, after SWCC secured a SAR1.6 billion ($430 million) bridge financing agreement to support construction of this plant and its sister project in Kho...

Khobar 2 replacement SWRO - Saudi Arabia

The progress of the project has been boosted after SWCC secured a SAR1.6 billion ($430 million) bridge financing agreement to support construction of this plant and its sister project in Jubail. Th...

Facility E IWPP - Qatar

The bid submissions deadline has been further extended, and now falls on 2nd April 2020. Sources have indicated that six bidding groups are involved, and the client now hopes to sign a purchase agr...

Sydney desal expansion - Australia

State pricing regulator IPART received three submissions prior to a 31 January 2020 deadline as part of its investigation into the increased prices that can be charged by SDP to support an expansio...

Gaza Central Desalination Plant - Palestine

The World Bank has confirmed it will be supplying a $15 million grant, alongside $42 million from 10 national donors and $60 million from the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development, to fund asso...

West Coast Basin Brackish Water Reclamation Project - U.S.A.

WRD hopes to hear later this spring whether its application for a USBR Desalination and Water Purification grant to fund a pilot study has been successful. Meanwhile, additional studies are underwa...

Lake Jennings AWPF - U.S.A.

Attendees at the pre-SOQ meeting held on 11 February 2020 for the $30 million contract to build a 10.2-mile purified water pipeline and a dechlorination facility included representatives from the f...

Pure Water Monterey Expansion, CA - U.S.A.

Following an inspection of the advanced water purification facility on 4th February 2020 by the State Division of Drinking Water, the final start-up and commissioning of the injection facilities is...

Oceanside,CA - U.S.A.

An RFP for the design of a brine minimisation step at the City of Oceanside's existing 6.37MGD (24,110m³/d) reverse osmosis plant, the Mission Basin Groundwater Purification Facility, is likely to ...

Oceanside IPR, CA - U.S.A.

Wigen Water Technologies is understood to have been selected as the UF/RO membrane systems supplier, using Hydranautics membranes. Trojan is believed to have been chosen as the UV system supplier.

Ilo desal plant (Moquegua) - Peru

One project proposal submitted during the September 2019 window has been selected for further evaluation by MVCS and ProInversión. The undisclosed project proponent will be responsible for formulat...

Hampton Roads ASR project, VA - U.S.A.

An RFQ for the design-build contract to build the first of five full-scale advanced water treatment plants has been released, and a non-mandatory pre-qualification conference has been scheduled for...