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Mystery

Brown and Root, the Houston engineering firm, arranged procurement of the 200,000 GPD Gulf unit. But the big mystery is who manufactured the plant, primarily used for boiler feed applications....

Water Desalination Report, 13-10-1966

House and Senate received bill

AEC's $15 million for the MWD project passed House and Senate without a single ripple of protest or opposition. Rep. Chet Holifield (D-Calif.), Chairman of the Joint Committee on Atomic Energy,...

Water Desalination Report, 13-10-1966

Dream shattered

OSW's dream of developing a tubeless, scale-free distillation plant has been shelved. This is the big news disclosed this week by issue of the 1965 annual report of OSW's research and development...

Water Desalination Report, 13-10-1966

World listing

The report also includes a first world inventory of desalting plants of 25,000 GPD or more capacity. In its listing, OSW cautions that information was gleaned from questionnaires sent to industry,...

Water Desalination Report, 13-10-1966

Tunisia's desalting program

Tunisia's National desalting program will be tied to solar distillation initially, and two solar plants are in final construction stages and are to operate next month. On a first-things-first...

Water Desalination Report, 13-10-1966

Desalting program approved

Cuts inflicted on AEC's desalting program were approved by the Senate on Friday in passage of AEC's total $2.2 billion fiscal 1967 budget. AEC didn't request restoration of the cuts, but it did ask...

Water Desalination Report, 13-10-1966

Barnes to add design capability

To get the most out of the station's centralized operations, Barnes would like to add on engineering design capability. "So many times you talk and talk to the design people, but they just don't...

Water Desalination Report, 06-10-1966

Chemical control lab at OSW's pilot plants

Perhaps the apple of Barnes eye out of all station facilities is the chemical control lab, ably directed by staff chemist, John Newton. The lab's big chore is scale and corrosion analysis for the...

Water Desalination Report, 06-10-1966

Freezing or MSF process to use

There is the serious question with most of the early development emphasis directed toward multistage flash distillation of whether nondistillation processes will ever be able to catch up and...

Water Desalination Report, 06-10-1966

Koppers pilot plant

If looks mean anything, the Koppers brightly painted 10,000 GPD pilot plant could easily win the station's first prize. Listening closely, preferential statements may occasionally be heard from the...

Water Desalination Report, 06-10-1966

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.

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...

Gaza Central Desalination Plant - Palestine

Bids for the €4.8 million three-year technical assistance contract are due in on 16 July 2020.

Pure Water Project Las Virgenes-Triunfo - U.S.A.

A strategic planning workshop is scheduled to be held on 27 May 2020 by the JPA in order to discuss cost-sharing, water allocation, and institutional/governance issues around the project. Meanwhile...

Lake Jennings AWPF - U.S.A.

At a series of meetings on 20 and 21 May 2020, the Padre Dam Municipal Water District and the East County AWP JPA approved a number of key agreements advancing the project. Among them were a 30-yea...

Mamelles phase 1 - Senegal

Sones is currently assessing bids, although GWI understands that the consortia led respectively by Cobra and Técnicas Reunidas did not submit final offers. The shortlisted companies were: 1) Cobra ...

Mobile UHP RO

Rabigh 4 IWP - Saudi Arabia

The client has issued a call for advisors to support the procurement of Batch 3 IWP projects, covering this facility and the Ras Mohaisen plant. The deadline for submissions from advisors is 18 Jun...

Ras Mohaisen IWP - Saudi Arabia

The client has issued a call for advisors to support the procurement of Batch 3 IWP projects, covering this facility and the Rabigh 4 plant. The deadline for submissions from advisors is 18 June 20...

Soreq 2 - Israel

Sources have suggested that a project award could be made before the end of May 2020. The US government has raised queries with its Israeli counterpart over the involvement of bidder Hutchison. Hon...

Bhavnagar tertiary treatment plant (potable) - India

A tender has been issued, and the bid submissions deadline has been set at 17 June 2020. Bid opening is scheduled to follow on 24 June 2020.

V. O. Chidambaranar Port desal plant - India

The project has been recommended for coastal regulatory zone (CRZ) clearance, albeit with certain conditions, including the use of lagoons for brine discharge (which involves investigating the feas...

Ramanathapuram - India

The project has been recommended for coastal regulatory zone (CRZ) clearance. The plant is now intended to incorporate counter-flow reverse osmosis (CFRO) technology in order to reduce brine volume...

Alkimos desalination plant (stage 1) - Australia

On 8th May 2020, the project had its environmental scoping document approved by the state's Environmental Protection Authority.

Valdelentisco O&M contract renewal - Spain

The contract has been awarded to Suez Treatment Solutions for €6.948 million.

Laayoune SWRO - Morocco

ONEE has issued a request for proposals from consultants for the redesign of the seawater intake and pre-treatment unit of the plant. The decision follows new data on water quality and bathymetry (...

Adeje-Arona RO expansion, Tenerife - Spain

The evaluation of proposals to carry out support work related to drawing up the project is underway, although no date has yet been set for tendering the DB contract. The project will be financed by...

Lake Jennings AWPF - U.S.A.

At its meeting on 20 May 2020, the Padre Dam Municipal Water District is due to approve a 30-year wastewater services agreement with the East County AWP JPA, the City of El Cajon, and the San Diego...

Hassyan SWRO - United Arab Emirates

The client is anticipating the signing of a water purchase agreement in early October 2020, with financial close earmarked for the end of January 2021.

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

Construction bids are now due in on 28 May 2020, after the deadline was pushed out by two weeks.

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

The tentative permitting schedule has been pushed back, and it is now envisaged that an application to the California Coastal Commission will be made in June 2020, ahead of expected approval in Jan...