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The MWD Story: Best costs yet for big desalting plants

Bechtel's study, at the two-thirds completion post last week, finds it more than technically feasible for Metropolitan Water District of Southern California to produce a 150 MGD of desalted water...

Water Desalination Report, 15-07-1965

Bechtel conceptual plants and costs

Bechtel looked at three nuclear power and 150 MGD conceptual designs and two power only designs for purposes of establishing reference capital and operating costs for power, as follows;

Case A; MWD...

Water Desalination Report, 15-07-1965

Fossil vs. fuel

Analyses of nuclear and fossil fuels were made early in the study for the Southern California area to determine effects on desalted water costs. The nuclear dual plant won hands down.

A commercial...

Water Desalination Report, 15-07-1965

Site for MWD desalting plant

Economics and location of a nuclear plant in an ever-increasing population area were the two big problems confronting a site for the MWD plant, limited to the Oxnard coastal area, the Orange County...

Water Desalination Report, 15-07-1965

Bechtel adopts water plant design

A multistage flash evaporator design has been adopted by Bechtel, based on its own previous design studies and from discussions held up to now with practically all domestic evaporator and water...

Water Desalination Report, 15-07-1965

Financial assistance for MWD desalting plant

MWD has taken no formal position vis a vis govt, financial help on building the plant. But most MWD officials wouldn't be averse to some Federal help in building the first big plant.

A hard line...

Water Desalination Report, 15-07-1965

House committee trims and refashions $200 million desalting program

The House Interior Committee retailored the expanded desalting program last week to meet its own exacting requirements. The Committee voted unanimously to accept the Rogers1 Subcommittee amendments...

Water Desalination Report, 08-07-1965

Module construction

Committee Chairman Wayne Aspinall (D-Colo.) reminded there are sufficient funds in OSW budget for the present fiscal 1966 to begin building of a sizeable desalting plant module. Both Aspinall and...

Water Desalination Report, 08-07-1965

OSW invites companies to bid

A call for construction bids has been put out by OSW for about $200,000 worth of additions and modifications to increase space and facility requirements at its Wrightsville Beach test-engineering...

Water Desalination Report, 08-07-1965

1966 Fiscal budget signed

The President signed OSW's fiscal 1966 budget last week after House-Senate conferees had worked out agreements on the overall Interior Dept. appropriations bill, The conference action resulted in...

Water Desalination Report, 08-07-1965

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...

Alger West (Fouka Marine) - Algeria

AEC has postponed the opening of financial bids until 17 March 2020. Two companies were shortlisted following the evaluation of technical bids, and the lower of the two bidders will provisionally b...

Sfax - Tunisia

Sonede opened financial bids on 27 February 2020, and expects to award the contract in Q4 2020. Only two of the six shortlisted bidders submitted final bids - Orascom/Metito/Mitsubishi Heavy Indust...

Aqaba-Amman Water Project - Jordan

A request for qualifications has been issued to private developers interested in pursuing the project. The deadline for submission of documents is 29 June 2020, while the last day for clarification...

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

On 28 February 2020, San Diego County Superior Court Judge Richard Strauss issued a tentative ruling denying the request for an injunction submitted by the San Diego Chapter of the Associated Gener...

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

On 28 February 2020, San Diego County Superior Court Judge Richard Strauss issued a tentative ruling denying the request for an injunction submitted by the San Diego Chapter of the Associated Gener...

Hassyan SWRO - United Arab Emirates

The client aims to announce a preferred bidder in the second quarter of 2020. A market record-low tariff of $0.306/m3 was submitted for the contract at the end of February, the client said. Market ...

Yanbu 4 IWP - Saudi Arabia

The Engie-led team has been awarded the contract, signing a water purchase agreement on 27 February. It submitted a tariff of SAR1.7446/m3 ($0.47/m3). The list of compliant bids opened is as follow...

Hassyan SWRO - United Arab Emirates

A market record-low tariff of $0.306/m3 has been submitted for the contract, the client has said. Market rumours have suggested that just two bids have been submitted for the project so far, the lo...

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

An RFP seeking professional services to support the engineering, planning, and financial needs of the full-scale Pure Water Project is understood to be under preparation as of February 2020. Meanwh...

Caserones - Chile

As of February 2020, the plan to build a new desalination plant is no longer being considered, although Lumina Copper has indicated that it may reconsider this project in the future.

Cabo San Lucas expansion - Mexico

The term of the proposed contract has been lengthened from 20 years to 25 years, and the expected cost revised downwards slightly. The tender process is expected to be initiated later in H1 2020, a...

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

Palo Alto City Council is due to accept the Northwest County Recycled Water Strategic Plan Report at its meeting on 2nd March 2020. Meanwhile, an RFP for the design of the 1.125MGD (4,258m3/d) salt...

Yanbu 4 IWP - Saudi Arabia

The Engie-led team has been confirmed as preferred bidder by the SWPC, submitting a tariff of SAR1.7446/m3 ($0.47/m3). The list of compliant bids opened is as follows, with the levelised water tari...

Jubail 3a IWP - Saudi Arabia

Sources in the market have suggested that the project could set yet another record tariff for the cost of desalination, with figures as low as SAR1.65 ($0.44) per cubic metre mentioned. Rumours ind...

Pure Water Soquel, CA - U.S.A.

At its meeting on 18 February 2020, the Board authorised the award of the progressive design-build contract for the conveyance element of the project to a Kennedy Jenks/Garney team, for $5,058,583....

Pure Water Soquel, CA - U.S.A.

At its meeting on 18 February 2020, the Board is expected to authorise the award of the progressive design-build contract for the conveyance element of the project to a Kennedy Jenks/Garney team, f...

Yanbu 4 IWP - Saudi Arabia

The Engie-led team has been confirmed as the lowest bidder by the SWPC, submitting a tariff of SAR1.7446/m3 ($0.47/m3). The list of compliant bids opened is as follows, with the levelised water tar...

Jubail 3b IWP - Saudi Arabia

A scheduled site visit has been cancelled, and although rumours suggest that the project may temporarily be in stasis, there has been no official confirmation from the client on the schedule for pr...

Jubail 1 replacement SWRO - Saudi Arabia

The project is now considered likely to move ahead, after SWCC secured a SAR1.6 billion ($430 million) bridge financing agreement to support construction of this plant and its sister project in Kho...

Khobar 2 replacement SWRO - Saudi Arabia

The progress of the project has been boosted after SWCC secured a SAR1.6 billion ($430 million) bridge financing agreement to support construction of this plant and its sister project in Jubail. Th...

Facility E IWPP - Qatar

The bid submissions deadline has been further extended, and now falls on 2nd April 2020. Sources have indicated that six bidding groups are involved, and the client now hopes to sign a purchase agr...

Sydney desal expansion - Australia

State pricing regulator IPART received three submissions prior to a 31 January 2020 deadline as part of its investigation into the increased prices that can be charged by SDP to support an expansio...

Gaza Central Desalination Plant - Palestine

The World Bank has confirmed it will be supplying a $15 million grant, alongside $42 million from 10 national donors and $60 million from the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development, to fund asso...

West Coast Basin Brackish Water Reclamation Project - U.S.A.

WRD hopes to hear later this spring whether its application for a USBR Desalination and Water Purification grant to fund a pilot study has been successful. Meanwhile, additional studies are underwa...

Lake Jennings AWPF - U.S.A.

Attendees at the pre-SOQ meeting held on 11 February 2020 for the $30 million contract to build a 10.2-mile purified water pipeline and a dechlorination facility included representatives from the f...

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

Following an inspection of the advanced water purification facility on 4th February 2020 by the State Division of Drinking Water, the final start-up and commissioning of the injection facilities is...

Oceanside,CA - U.S.A.

An 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 Groundwater Purification Facility, is likely to ...

Oceanside IPR, CA - U.S.A.

Wigen Water Technologies is understood to have been selected as the UF/RO membrane systems supplier, using Hydranautics membranes. Trojan is believed to have been chosen as the UV system supplier.