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Reynolds will build aluminum pilot plant for Wrightsville beach

OSW's long-held desire to test aluminum's applicability to desalting plants is realized under an assignment just handed Reynolds Metals. A contract is now in final negotiation stages with Reynolds...

Water Desalination Report, 29-09-1966

Aqua-Chem subcontract

The Reynolds pilot plant will be multistage flash and have characteristics of maximum brine temperature of 250 F. and performance ratios of 6-8. For design, construction and start-up of the plant...

Water Desalination Report, 29-09-1966

Wrightsville beach

Current plans call for a second phase contract for Reynolds under which the plant would be operated continuously for several years. The plant will be located at OSW's Wrightsville Beach test...

Water Desalination Report, 29-09-1966

Desalination cost cut by using new vacuum freezing technique

A new vacuum freezing technique said to cut desalination costs in half has been patented by Israeli inventor Moshe Goldberger, according to The Jerusalem Post. In a recent article, the Israeli...

Water Desalination Report, 29-09-1966

Aqua Chem court battle

Aqua Chem, long threatening a battle royal in the courts over basic patents claimed here and abroad on the long tube, brine recirculation flash distillation evaporator, has made good its promise. A...

Water Desalination Report, 29-09-1966

Bill granted

OSW's participation in the MWD project was approved in record time by the Senate last week. The authorization bill covering OSW's $57.2 million grant toward the project passed on a voice vote,...

Water Desalination Report, 29-09-1966

Nothing is broadening as success

Asst. Interior Sect'y. Frank C. Di Luzio has demonstrated before Congress. Di Luzio before the Senate Interior Committee and the Joint Committee on Atomic Energy asserted he would advance waste...

Water Desalination Report, 29-09-1966

OSW's Membrane Div new chief

OSW's Membrane Div has a new chief Kenkere Channabasappa . A native of India, Channabasappa comes to OSW from Melpar, where he headed the co.'s electrochemistry and natural resources development...

Water Desalination Report, 29-09-1966

New water resources-desalting assistance program begins at aid

State Dept.'s Agency for International Development is taking the offensive against global water ills and is setting in motion an assistance program in water resources for developing countries. To...

Water Desalination Report, 22-09-1966

Water for Peace

President Johnson's Water For Peace program furnishes the cue for the current surveys. The cablegram also references the President's announcement last year of the beginning of Water For Peace and...

Water Desalination Report, 22-09-1966

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.

Husban Wells desalination plant - Jordan

The client had indicated it aimed to announce a list of prequalified bidders in late November 2019; however it has not yet made an announcement.

Husban Wells desalination plant - Jordan

The client had indicated it aimed to announce a list of prequalified bidders in late November 2019; however it has not yet made an announcement.

Devbhoomi Dwarka desalination plant - India

The contract has been awarded to a joint venture of Shapoorji Pallonji and Aquatech Systems (Asia) Pvt. Ltd.

Bhavnagar desalination plant - India

The contract has been awarded to a joint venture of Shapoorji Pallonji and Aquatech Systems (Asia) Pvt. Ltd. The planned capacity has been increased from 50,000m3/d to 70,000m3/d.

Mandvi desalination plant - India

The contract has been awarded to a joint venture of Shapoorji Pallonji and Aquatech Systems (Asia) Pvt. Ltd. The planned capacity has been increased from 50,000m3/d to 100,000m3/d.

Sutrapada desalination plant - India

The contract has been awarded to a joint venture of Shapoorji Pallonji and Aquatech Systems (Asia) Pvt. Ltd.