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Soviet competition

Tossing its hat Into the circle of competition for international desalting plant sales, the U.S.S.R. submitted a bid for the 9.6 MGD Kuwait job. What's more, the Soviet agency Techmashexport's bid...

Water Desalination Report, 05-01-1967

Hunter chosen new OSW Director

Jack A. Hunter is to be the new OSW Director, Water Desalination Report, has learned, and his selection to the 6-mos. old vacancy probably is to be officially announced this week. For Hunter,...

Water Desalination Report, 22-12-1966

Water for Peace conference

Some 450 technical papers have been received for the water for peace conference, and now begins the ticklish task of picking ones to be presented orally at the world conference next May 23-31. Karl...

Water Desalination Report, 22-12-1966

Selection meetings

Next month, to help select the conference papers, the committee will meet with and enlist counsel of five international intergovernmental organizations. Deadline for selection of the papers is...

Water Desalination Report, 22-12-1966

Russian boycott

A threat by the Soviets not to participate in the conference, rumour now is, has been averted. The Russians were highly irked at invitations being sent only to those nations with which the U.S. had...

Water Desalination Report, 22-12-1966

Kaiser-Catalytic

Earlier this year Kaiser Engineering and Catalytic Construction completed a study of a 100 MGD 200 MWE nuclear desalting plant (WDR, 31 Mar '66,1). The Kaiser-Catalytic study showed the combination...

Water Desalination Report, 22-12-1966

Group members

Others in Bunker's travelling group are Dean Peterson, former water resources adviser in the President's Office of Science and Technology, now dean of engineering at Utah State Univ. Others are...

Water Desalination Report, 22-12-1966

Desalted water

Desalted water can be stored underground with little loss of volume concluded the panel of experts convened early last month by the United Nations to determine proper balances between water...

Water Desalination Report, 22-12-1966

OSW's Ralph Parsons expert on desalting cost

Ralph M Parsons is fast becoming OSW's expert for desalting cost accounting. The co. is now developing a uniform system of accounts for desalting plants under a $60,000 contract, to last four mos....

Water Desalination Report, 22-12-1966

Normalized studies

Under the Saline Act, OSW is charged with determining the economics, reliability and feasibility of desalting processes for supplying water for beneficial consumptive purposes. To get at straight...

Water Desalination Report, 22-12-1966

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...