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U.N. schedules high-level desalting talks

Top ranking policy-makers and administrates will travel to United Nations headquarters in New York for an Inter-Regional seminar on the economics of desalination to be held Sept. 22 to Oct. 2....

Water Desalination Report, 29-04-1965

IAEA give chance on nuclear desal

International Atomic Energy Agency is thinking seriously about conferring technical division status on nuclear desalting. Following the fifth meeting of its desalting expert panel (WDR, 18 March...

Water Desalination Report, 29-04-1965

Dual nuclear desal plant in California

California Utilities have offered to build the two biggest power reactors yet to furnish the steam to Metropolitan Water District of Southern California's proposed 150 MGD water plant. The...

Water Desalination Report, 29-04-1965

OSW revamp

The U.S. desalting program has gained a pair but lost the able hands of Robert E. Vaughan. On Friday Vaughan was appointed Interior Dept.'s Deputy Assistant Secretary for Land Management by...

Water Desalination Report, 29-04-1965

Future Development

Development management for the new plant is under the Sanitary Sciences Div. at ERDL, headed by Richard Schmitt. SSD also was responsible for the three older models, which furnished water to Allied...

Water Desalination Report, 22-04-1965

OSW Cooperation

Schmitt's Div,, consisting of a 15-man staff and an annual development budget of about $140,000, is also responsoble for development of processes and methods for supplying troop drinking water from...

Water Desalination Report, 22-04-1965

British Purchases

The British Army has also tested the "alclad" unit. A single model was obtained from Badger and was field tested by the British in competition with two other models made by English manufacturers....

Water Desalination Report, 22-04-1965

Five year life

Schmitt explains that aluminum was a natural choice for the mobile Army requirement of reduced weight. The one drawback of aluminum, compared to cupricmetal and steel units, is a short, lifetime....

Water Desalination Report, 22-04-1965

California Dept of Water Resources introduced bill to legislature

Bills have been introduced in the California legislature to authorize the California Dept of Water Resources to engage in desalting development programs and to join OSW in financing construction...

Water Desalination Report, 22-04-1965

Seed-Blanket Fuel Problems

Meanwhile, problems are being encountered by Admiral Hyman G. Rickover in the development of a long-life fuel element for the seed-blanket project. Fuel elements failure in recent tests could...

Water Desalination Report, 22-04-1965

Alice BWRO - U.S.A.

The first Texas Water Development Board loan closed in November 2019. The client is awaiting TCEQ approval before bidding out the test well and well construction, which is now expected in January 2...

Oceanside IPR, CA - U.S.A.

At its meeting on 18 December 2019, City Council approved the award of the contract for the construction of the advanced water purification facility to low bidder Shimmick, for $54,828,000. The pre...

Jubail 3a IWP - Saudi Arabia

Four teams submitted bids on 15 December 2019: 1) ACWA Power/GIC/Al Bawani; 2) Aqualia/HAACO/Alfanar; 3) Marubeni/Marafiq; 4) Utico.

Gabès desalination plant phase 1 - Tunisia

Interested parties are believed to include Abengoa, Aqualia, CCECC/AquaSwiss, Cobra, Engie/Nareva, GS Inima, and Metito/Mitsubishi.

Chennai 4 (Perur) - India

The client is understood to have formally started collaboration with an advisory team led by SMEC. The scope of the consultancy contract includes conceptual design, the preparation of bid documents...

Soreq 2 - Israel

The two shortlisted bidders - Hutchison and IDE Technologies - are understood to have been cleared to bid for the project following a delay instigated by an investigation into operations at the nei...

Yanbu 4 IWP - Saudi Arabia

Bidders have reportedly been told that a contract award is likely before the end of 2019. Insiders have indicated that the bids from the Aqualia- and Engie-led teams are being considered joint fron...

Gwadar desalination plant - Pakistan

The bid submissions deadline has been extended, and now falls on 6th January 2020.

Tseung Kwan O - Hong Kong

The contract has been awarded to a joint venture of Acciona Agua SA, Jardine Engineering Corporation Limited and China State Construction Engineering (Hong Kong) Limited. The plant is due to come o...

Santa Margarita Conjunctive Use Project, CA - U.S.A.

The RO systems supply contract has been won by Biwater.

South Tarawa Water Supply Project - Kiribati

The World Bank approved a $15 million grant to co-finance the project on 13 December 2019, while the Asian Development Bank previously approved a $13 million grant for the project on 30 August 2019...

Lyford BWRO, TX - U.S.A.

The City has opted to not to install a 1MGD (3,785m³/d) RO system after determining that the debt service and operating costs would have been too high.

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

The Pure Water demonstration project is now expected to come online in early 2020. The plant is being built by Pacific Hydrotech.

Bonaire desalination plant - Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba

The contract has been awarded to IDE Technologies, which will deploy its Progreen chemical-free desalination technology. Construction is expected to be completed in July 2021.

Dakhla SWRO - Morocco

The Ministry of Agriculture has launched a request for proposals for a client's engineer, and interested bidders have until 21 January 2020 to submit their offers. The successful bidder will help t...

Carpinteria reuse, CA - U.S.A.

At its meeting on 11 December 2019, the Carpinteria Valley Water District voted unanimously to certify the final EIR, which was prepared by Woodard & Curran.

Mombasa - Kenya

Both Almar and AquaSwiss are waiting for letters of support from the Government of Kenya in order to complete financial close. Almar, which was awarded the contract to build the main 100,000m3/d pl...

Weatherford reuse project, TX - U.S.A.

The draft permit is now available for public comment, and the client expects to advertise for construction bids as early as April 2020, beginning with the WWTP improvements, followed by two separat...

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

The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California announced on 10 December 2019 that it would provide up to $285.6 million in incentives to the project through its Local Resources Program over...

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

The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California announced on 10 December 2019 that it would provide up to $285.6 million in incentives to the project through its Local Resources Program over...

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

RFQ documentation is likely to be sent out at some point during Q1 2020. South Coast Water District is currently seeking partners to take some of the water produced at the plant, and the Municipal ...

Sydney desal expansion - Australia

In early December 2019, Sydney dam levels dropped below 45%, triggering the start of detailed design work for the desal capacity expansion.

Umm al Houl RO Expansion - Qatar

The expansion contract has secured financial close. $389 million of debt financing for the expansion was supplied by JBIC, alongside KfW IPEX, Mizuho, MUFG, Norinchukin Bank, SMBC and Sumitomo Mits...

Phase 2, Southern Tunisia brackish water plants - Tunisia

The tender has been mothballed due to a lack of competition: only two of the seven consortia that submitted expressions of interest were shortlisted, which would not have offered enough competition...

Laayoune SWRO - Morocco

ONEE has awarded the contract for the construction of the plant to a consortium of Metito, Somagec and SNCE for €30 million. Works are expected to last 21 months, and the plant is scheduled to be c...

Malekshahi BWRO - Iran

The client re-issued a request for technical and financial proposals on 3rd November 2019. The submissions deadline fell on 8th December 2019.

Port of Cape Town SWRO - South Africa

TNPA plans to award a consultancy contract in January or February 2020. If desalination is deemed a viable option, the plant could be in place in early 2021.

Husban Wells desalination plant - Jordan

The client had indicated it aimed to announce a list of prequalified bidders in late November 2019; however it has not yet made an announcement.

Husban Wells desalination plant - Jordan

The client had indicated it aimed to announce a list of prequalified bidders in late November 2019; however it has not yet made an announcement.

Devbhoomi Dwarka desalination plant - India

The contract has been awarded to a joint venture of Shapoorji Pallonji and Aquatech Systems (Asia) Pvt. Ltd.