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ACS conference proclaims coming of age of economic desalting plants

Last week's desalting panels of the American Chemical Society annual meetings at Miami beach, if anything proved the hit-and-miss infancy of saline water conversion is over. Taking the child's...

Water Desalination Report, 20-04-1967

Eilat record

Performance of the Eilat plant since starting up in April 1965, and after initial debugging has been since Ddec 21, 1965 to Dec 30, 1966, prodction of 349 million gals., or 93 per cent of design...

Water Desalination Report, 20-04-1967

Optimum temperatures

In his discussion of the MWD plant, J. W. Porter of Bechtel reminded that only the 150 MGD 1600 MWE nuclear fired plant's conceptual design has so far been completed. Meanwhile, as Congress presses...

Water Desalination Report, 20-04-1967

Plant factor

Based on last year's study of the 100 MGD 200 MWE nuclear desalting plant for Israel, J. R, Wilson of Kaiser Engineers in a paper co-authored by Nathan Arad of the Israeli Joint Seawater Desalting...

Water Desalination Report, 20-04-1967

Pump development

Lockheed's pump expert, C. A. Schalla, basically agreed with Wilson's finding that high availability can be had for large plant pump systems. But such yet to be built pumps, requiring metallurgical...

Water Desalination Report, 20-04-1967

Problem solved

A compromise solution on OSW fiscal 1968 authorization bills was reached by House Interior Committee in voting last week the $23.2 million budget -- all OSW had asked for. The Committee stuck by...

Water Desalination Report, 20-04-1967

OSW's open seminar

All interested parties are invited to an open seminar on establishing a materials information center by OSW, to be held next week, Apr. 25th, in the Interior Dept. Main Auditorium. In particular,...

Water Desalination Report, 20-04-1967

Dept. of Agriculture to finance desalting plant

The Ionics 50,000 GPD plant is being bought under a $97,500 contract, and will be installed along with a new $500,000 water and sewer system authorized by the small farming community last May....

Water Desalination Report, 13-04-1967

Hearing for test-bed and prototype construction authority continues

"Don't try to snow us," just go slowly and answer our questions fully, is how Rep. Wayne N. Aspinall (D-Colo.), Chairman of the House Interior Committee opened last week's continuing hearings on...

Water Desalination Report, 13-04-1967

New desalting process

Di Luzio hit his peak form in refuting contentions that OSW was established in 1950 to uncover new desalting processes and has failed in that assignment. Rep. John Saylor (R-Pa.), most often the...

Water Desalination Report, 13-04-1967

Southbay - U.S.A.

St. Marks - U.S.A.

Stanislaus - U.S.A.

Western Galilee - Israel

The submissions deadline for statements of qualification has been extended to 1st July 2020. Qualification details and application forms can be found at https://bit.ly/37pDurZ

Sydney desal expansion - Australia

Following an uptick in rainfall, the state government has put development of the project on hold, withdrawing its request for a costing investigation from the state pricing regulator IPART. Detaile...

Belmont desalination plant - Australia

To build a seawater desalination plant as a temporary measure to bolster local supplies if water storage levels fall below 35%. The trigger for detailed design to be carried out has been set at 65%...

Kalaeloa Seawater Desalination Project, HI - U.S.A.

To design, build, operate and maintain a 1.7MGD (6,435m3/d) seawater desalination plant at Campbell Industrial Park, west of Honolulu on the Hawaiian island of Oahu. The plant could be expandable t...

Antioch BWRO, CA - U.S.A.

At its meeting on 9th June 2020, City Council authorised the award of a $4.4 million contract to CDM Smith to provide construction management services in relation to the proposed desalination plant.

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

In June 2020, the project was awarded $1,160,139 by the Bureau of Reclamation under its WaterSMART Program for Title XVI Water Reclamation and Reuse initiatives.

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

In June 2020, the project was awarded $1,160,139 by the Bureau of Reclamation under its WaterSMART Program for Title XVI Water Reclamation and Reuse initiatives.

Lake Jennings AWPF - U.S.A.

In June 2020, the project was awarded $4 million by the Bureau of Reclamation under its WaterSMART Program for Title XVI Water Reclamation and Reuse initiatives. Meanwhile, proposals for the role o...

Koonimedu desal plant - India

To build a 60,000m3/d seawater desalination plant at Koonimedu in Mallakanam Taluk in Villupuram District. A tender has been released seeking a consultant to carry out EIA (environmental impact ass...

Kangaroo Island desalination plant - Australia

The project has been fast-tracked in order to improve water security and supply in the wake of bushfires in 2019-2020. On 5th June 2020, the SA Government committed A$33 million (US$22.8 million) o...

Antioch BWRO, CA - U.S.A.

At its meeting on 9th June 2020, City Council is expected to authorise the award of a $4.4 million contract to CDM Smith to provide construction management services in relation to the proposed desa...

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

Two contractor-led teams have been shortlisted for the design-build contract relating to the first of five full-scale advanced water treatment plants. The teams are led respectively by Kiewit and A...

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

Attendees at the virtual pre-bid meeting for the design of the 1.125MGD (4,258m3/d) salt removal facility – which will feature UF/MF and RO treatment steps – included representatives from the follo...

Doheny Desalination Project, CA (phase 1) - U.S.A.

At its meeting on 28 May 2020, the South Coast Water District approved the award of a $73,040 contract to GHD to evaluate conceptual alternatives to the desalination project. These include upgradin...

Port of Cape Town SWRO - South Africa

The award for the consultancy contract has been delayed because of COVID-19. If desalination is deemed a viable option, the plant could be in place in early 2021.

Ras Al-Khair (MSF) - Saudi Arabia

Current owner SWCC intends to sell the 1,025,000m³/d & 2,650MW Ras Al-Khair water and power facility. The desalination plant has a hybrid MSF/SWRO configuration, with the majority of water taken by...

Ras Al-Khair (RO) - Saudi Arabia

Current owner SWCC intends to sell the 1,025,000m³/d & 2,650MW Ras Al-Khair water and power facility. The desalination plant has a hybrid MSF/SWRO configuration, with the majority of water taken by...

Az-Zour North stage 2/3 IWPP - Kuwait

The client has re-issued a call for submissions from advisors to carry out feasibility studies and tender support on both this project and the Al Khairan IWPP.

Al Khairan IWPP - Kuwait

The client has re-issued a call for submissions from advisors to carry out feasibility studies and tender support on both this project and the Az-Zour North 2/3 IWPP. The deadline for clarification...

Lake Jennings AWPF - U.S.A.

An RFP for owner's advisor services has now been released, and a pre-proposal meeting has been scheduled for 10 June 2020. Proposals are due in on 2nd July 2020.

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

Construction bids were received from Sletten Construction ($36,595,000; apparent low bidder), IMCO Construction ($38,812,898.37), and Apollo Construction ($39,724,820.36).

Oceanside,CA - U.S.A.

The client received three responses to the 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 Groundwa...

Nouadhibou desalination plant (phase 1) - Mauritania

Feasibility studies, led by a Moroccan-Mauritanian consortium, have been delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic; the new timescale is unclear.

Soreq 2 - Israel

Financial close is understood to be imminent, after the contract was awarded to IDE Technologies, for a nominal tariff of NIS1.45/m3 ($0.405/m3). IDE will take responsibility for EPC and O&M of the...

Turkey Point Reuse, FL - U.S.A.

Discussions between Florida Power & Light and Miami-Dade County have been delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic, but are still ongoing as of May 2020. Both parties previously settled on a preliminary de...

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

At a special meeting on 26th May, M1W board of directors rejected a resolution by 11 votes to 10 which would have denied certification of the expansion project’s final supplemental EIR and suspende...

Soreq 2 - Israel

The contract has been awarded to IDE Technologies. The two shortlisted bidders - Hutchison and IDE - were cleared to bid for the project in late 2019 following a delay instigated by an investigatio...