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FWPCA opens $39 million water pollution grants program to industry

Federal Water Pollution Control Administration is asking industry, municipal, state and interstate agencies -- almost feverishly -- to submit research-development proposals for carrying out...

Water Desalination Report, 08-12-1966

Delay on Surfside project

The Surfside project has hit a snag, which probably will delay contract signing at least until early next year. One reason is that the New York State Atomic and Space Development Authority, sponsor...

Water Desalination Report, 08-12-1966

OSW Philosophy

Jack Hunter of OSW in an interview explained Freeport's value as an experimental plant can never be over-estimated and that it was extremely important to demonstrate economics of the LTV process on...

Water Desalination Report, 01-12-1966

5-effect module

Major portion of the SteamsRoger modifications will be addition of a five-effect falling film evaporator module. Steam for the new effects supplied by Dow Chemical will be fed from the 12th effect...

Water Desalination Report, 01-12-1966

Fluted tube

The new module effects have been designed with adaptibility for later installation of General Electric fluted tubes and pure copper alloy 194 tubing, the latter under development by Olin Mathieson....

Water Desalination Report, 01-12-1966

Ion Exchange pre-treatment hooked-up

Ion Exchange pre-treatment equipment is being hooked-up for the first time to a sea water conversion plant. Chemical Separations, an Oak Ridge firm, has shipped a 10,000 GPD ion exchange unit to...

Water Desalination Report, 01-12-1966

Copper demand

With copper the most critical desalting construction item, a plot to make it "critical- er" now unfolds on an international scale. The plot: destroying a railroad bridge in Zambia to prevent a...

Water Desalination Report, 01-12-1966

Major construction jobs

Major construction jobs were coming in two's for Baldwin-Lima-Hamilton. After being selected to build the St. Thomas plant (WDR, 25 No.'66,1), B-L-H also was picked last week to supply a 600,000...

Water Desalination Report, 01-12-1966

Appointment delay of OSW director

Delay in appointing a Director of OSW has been appealed to the White House by Rep.Craig Hosmer (R-Calif.) as a "disturbing" contradiction to widely-publicized importance attached by the...

Water Desalination Report, 01-12-1966

New evaporators

Compared to tube lengths of 24ft. in existing effects 1 12, tubes in the new evaporators are somewhat shorter, 22ft. long. The new evaporators are also larger in diameter, with most of the tube...

Water Desalination Report, 01-12-1966

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...