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Desalting plant costs to feel copper price hikes

With heat transfer surfaces accounting for 30 per cent of desalting plant costs, and with the surfaces predominantly constituted of copper metal, increases in copper prices by the three major...

Water Desalination Report, 12-01-1967

Library budget

Funds to give the OWRR Science Information Center a start about $1 million, are included in OWRR's upcoming fiscal 1968 budget.

Water Desalination Report, 12-01-1967

OWRR seeks research proposal

OWRR is asking for research proposal to be carried out under title II of the Water Resources Research Act. Title II amendments to the Act for the first time opens up funds to industry to carry on...

Water Desalination Report, 12-01-1967

Banner desalting business year outlook for 1967

Five hundred fifty (550) MGD, or better! This could be the amount of world desalting construction starts in 1967. At that, the new year will far and away outdistance the year just ended in terms of...

Water Desalination Report, 05-01-1967

Future trillions

The coming year's new capacity will be added to the some 120 MGD of existing desalting plant, according to OSW's late estimates. An idea of how fast the field is increasing may be had by comparing...

Water Desalination Report, 05-01-1967

Module construction

For the coming year, OSW construction projects and base research-development programs from an expected $39 million fiscal 1968 budget will provide principal input and impetus for the desalting...

Water Desalination Report, 05-01-1967

Liquidated damages

Severe penalties are Included in the module contract terms -- too strict for a developmental project, some argue. The damages would be $1500 per day beyond the 365 day period that the award winning...

Water Desalination Report, 05-01-1967

Texas possibilities

Also supported by OSW, another ingredient in the mix which could considerably widen desalting business horizons in 1967 is a just completed study by Southwest Research Institute. The SRI study, an...

Water Desalination Report, 05-01-1967

International projects

Three out of four multimlllion gal. plants, which by hardening of their construction plans in 1967 would each double current existing capacity, are overseas projects (see table p. 3). Not in the...

Water Desalination Report, 05-01-1967

ED over Flash

ED processes were found to be cheaper than flash distillation plants for each of the 11 cities, according to SRI, generally because feed water in each case is less than 5000 ppm TDS. Salt reduction...

Water Desalination Report, 05-01-1967

Jubail 3a IWP - Saudi Arabia

The client has officially named the ACWA Power-led team as preferred bidder for the contract. Four bids were submitted: 1) ACWA Power/GIC/Al Bawani - SAR1.54861/m3 ($0.41/m3); 2) Marubeni/Marafiq -...

Az-Zour North stage 2/3 IWPP - Kuwait

The client has indicated that there could be a development on advisory tender documents on 5th April 2020, after the process of re-issuing the documents was put on hold as a result of the governmen...

Al Khairan IWPP - Kuwait

The client has indicated that there could be a development on advisory tender documents on 5th April 2020, after the process of re-issuing documents was put on hold as a result of the government sh...

West Basin, CA - U.S.A.

The District plans to hold a "Lunch & Learn" class on 1st May 2020 devoted to water desalination as part of its outreach programme. Interested individuals can sign up here: https://www.westbasin.or...

Skhira SWRO - Tunisia

Compagnie des Phosphates de Gafsa and Tunisia's PPP unit (IGPPP) are working on preparatory studies, and an RFQ for construction is scheduled to be released later in 2020.

NuevaUnión (formerly Relincho Copper Mine) - Chile

Teck Resources announced at the end of February 2020 that the feasibility study for the NuevaUnión project is now expected to be delivered later in Q1 2020.

Facility E IWPP - Qatar

The deadline for bid submissions has been extended to 30 April. Bidding groups are understood to include Engie/Mitsui, Itochu, Kepco/Mitsubishi, Marubeni, PowerChina and Sumitomo. A consultancy tea...

Al Khairan IWPP - Kuwait

The process of reissuing advisory tender documents has been put on hold as a result of the government shutdown in Kuwait. Three advisory consortia passed the technical evaluation stage following th...

Az-Zour North stage 2/3 IWPP - Kuwait

The process of reissuing advisory tender documents has been put on hold as a result of the government shutdown in Kuwait. Three advisory consortia passed the technical evaluation stage following th...

Huntington Beach SWRO, CA - U.S.A.

The Santa Ana Regional Water Quality Control Board has cancelled its 3rd April 2020 meeting, at which it was due to decide whether to finalise the tentative order renewing the project's NPDES permi...

Mahdia (phase 1) - Tunisia

Sonede is running a water resource audit with the World Bank to assess the need for, and capacity of a potential desalination plant. Conclusions are due by May 2020 at the latest, and if the audit ...

Kerkennah - Tunisia

Although the feasibility studies are still underway, Sonede is leaning towards a brackish water desalination plant rather than a seawater desalination plant, because of the technological constraint...

Alger West (Fouka Marine) - Algeria

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, AEC has postponed the opening of financial bids again until 31 March 2020. Two companies were shortlisted following the evaluation of technical bids, and the lower of ...

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

The client has yet to receive a final permit from TCEQ, and therefore the advertisement for construction bids is now scheduled for summer 2020, beginning with the WWTP improvements, followed by two...

Shuaiba North - Kuwait

The Ministry of Electricity and Water is looking to sell a 205,000m3/d & 778MW desalination and power plant. Two requests for proposals from advisors have been issued by the client. One covers the ...

Bahía de Palma - Spain

On 16 March 2020, the bidders were revealed to be as follows: 1) Global Omnium Medioambiente; 2) FACSA/Tedagua; 3) Sacyr/Cadagua; 4) STS/Aquambiente; 5) Aqualia/Acciona Agua. Economic proposals are...

Valdelentisco - Spain

To operate and maintain the 136,000m3/d seawater reverse osmosis plant at Valdelentisco in Murcia. The economic and technical bid scores are as follows: 1) Abengoa (€7.547 million/6 pts); 2) Accion...

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

Jacobs is understood to be the frontrunner for the O&M contract – which is styled as an "operations and management-at-risk" (OMAR) arrangement.

Post Falls Water Reclamation Facility, ID upgrade - U.S.A.

Construction bids are due in on 14 May 2020.

Morro Bay WWTP, CA - U.S.A.

On 10 March 2020, the EPA announced that it will disburse a $62 million WIFIA loan to support the project, which is estimated to save the City $29 million over the lifetime of the project. Construc...

Huntington Beach SWRO, CA - U.S.A.

The Santa Ana Regional Water Quality Control Board will hold a second workshop on 13 March 2020 to discuss the renewal of the NPDES permit required for the desalination plant to move ahead. The wor...

Antioch BWRO, CA - U.S.A.

Although a progressive design-build delivery method had previously been chosen to implement the project, it will now move forward as a traditional design-bid-build project. Carollo Engineers expect...

Post Falls Water Reclamation Facility, ID upgrade - U.S.A.

Construction bids are expected to be advertised as soon as 13 March 2020.

GWRS Phase III, CA - U.S.A.

The final contract for the GWRS final expansion project is due to be bid out later in March 2020, with a provisional submissions deadline of 26 May 2020. The scope includes the slip-lining of appro...

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

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

MWD Regional Recycled Water Scheme, CA (Phase 1) - U.S.A.

The follow-up workshop is now scheduled to be held in June 2020, and will examine financial considerations relating to the full-scale project, in anticipation of further board action.

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

The Black & Veatch/Filanc/Trussell Technologies team has been awarded the progressive design-build contract relating to the AWPF and the addition of tertiary treatment at the Santa Cruz WWTP. Phase...

Malibu Civic Center Phase 2, CA - U.S.A.

The plant expansion requires the formation of an assessment district, and an RFQ/P has been released seeking assessment engineering and district administration services in connection with the phase...

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

A Coastal Commission hearing is due to be held on 11 March 2020 in connection with the District's application for a Coastal Development Permit for the project. Meanwhile, the Black & Veatch/Filanc/...

El Tarf - Algeria

AEC has postponed the opening of financial bids until 17 March 2020. Three companies were shortlisted following the evaluation of technical bids, and the lowest bidder will provisionally be awarded...