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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

Bahía de Palma - Spain

O&M for three years, renewable thereafter by up to two years in one-year increments. To operate and maintain the 64,800m3/d Bahía de Palma desalination plant, which is currently operated by Suez. B...

Fortaleza SWRO - Brazil

On 4th February 2020, the Tribunal de Contas of Ceará State issued a series of recommendations for altering the draft "edital", which it claims could generate savings of around BRL49 million ($11.5...

North Pleasant Valley Water Desalter Phase 1 - U.S.A.

An RFP relating to the contract to operate the future North Pleasant Valley Water Desalter is now expected to be sent to shortlisted bidders in Q1 2020, ahead of an award by 30 June 2020. The short...

Cabo San Lucas expansion - Mexico

The procurement schedule for the project has been pushed back, with a project tender now anticipated in March 2020. The national government's infrastructure plan, released on 26 November 2019, envi...

Gaza Central Desalination Plant - Palestine

The EIB has launched a tender process for a €4.8 million three-year technical assistance contract to help implement the proposed desalination project. Expressions of interest are due in on 6th Marc...

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

Three companies have been shortlisted for the O&M contract – which is styled as an "operations and management-at-risk" (OMAR) contract: Inframark, Jacobs, and Suez. An award is likely to follow in ...

Los Pelambres - Chile

Aquatech has been awarded the contract to supply the desalination system. Bechtel Engineering holds the EPC contract in January 2019.

Erongo Region Desalination Plant - Namibia

The concept workshop for the desalination feasibility study was held in Windhoek on 29-30 January 2020, and brought all the stakeholders together to evaluate the preliminary findings. The study, wh...

South Tarawa Water Supply Project - Kiribati

The tendering schedule for the project has been delayed, with the contracts for the desalination plant and the water network now expected to be tendered at the end of Q2 2020.

Tuticorin FGD desal - India

The bid submissions deadline has been extended yet again, and now falls on 14 February 2020. The project is open to international competitive bidding.

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

The RFP process for the preparation of a Preliminary Engineering and Environmental Constraints Analysis Report relating to the Pure Water Project has been placed on indefinite hold. The original bi...

Alger West (Fouka Marine) - Algeria

AEC has shortlisted two companies following the evaluation of technical bids. Financial bids will be opened on 2nd March 2020, after which the low bidder will provisionally be awarded the contract....

El Tarf - Algeria

AEC has shortlisted three companies following the evaluation of technical bids. Financial bids will be opened on 2nd March 2020, after which the low bidder will provisionally be awarded the contrac...

Guerbes SWRO - Algeria

AEC issued a new open tender for the project in September 2019, after a previous restricted RFP failed to garner enough interest. Bids are due to be opened on 3rd February 2020, with a contract awa...

Souk Tleta - Algeria

AEC launched a new RFP for a contractor in November 2019 (a previous tender process was mothballed after just one offer was received). Bidders have until 23 March 2020 to submit their offers, and t...

Kundli CETP upgrade - India

The contract has been awarded to Subhash Infra Engineers.

Panki Thermal Power reuse - India

The contract has been awarded to Suez India.

Western Galilee - Israel

A request for statements of qualification has been issued by the client. The deadline for submissions is 1st June 2020. Qualification details and application forms can be found at bit.ly/37pDurZ

Jubail 3b IWP - Saudi Arabia

An RFP has been issued. Ten teams were qualified to bid on the project in August 2019: 1) ACWA Power; 2) Aqualia/HAACO/Alfanar; 3) Cobra; 4) Engie; 5) Malakoff; 6) Marubeni/Marafiq; 7) Mitusbishi C...

Sutrapada desalination plant - India

The submissions deadline for proposals relating to the role of independent engineer falls on 17 February 2020. The contract to develop the project was previously awarded to a joint venture of Shapo...

Mandvi desalination plant - India

The submissions deadline for proposals relating to the role of independent engineer falls on 17 February 2020. The contract to develop the project was previously awarded to a joint venture of Shapo...

Devbhoomi Dwarka desalination plant - India

The submissions deadline for proposals relating to the role of independent engineer falls on 17 February 2020. The contract to develop the project was previously awarded to a joint venture of Shapo...

Bhavnagar desalination plant - India

The submissions deadline for proposals relating to the role of independent engineer falls on 17 February 2020. The contract to develop the project was previously awarded to a joint venture of Shapo...

Tourgan SWRO - Iran

The client has cancelled the tender process, and is likely to merge the planned capacity into the West Qeshm Island SWRO project.

West Qeshm SWRO - Iran

The client has cancelled the tender process, and is likely to issue a new tender for a larger capacity plant in the west of Qeshm Island.

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

Interviews with the four companies which are believed to have been pre-qualified for the O&M contract – which is styled as an "operations and management-at-risk" (OMAR) contract – are scheduled to ...

Torrevieja SWRO expansion - Spain

The results of the technical evaluation of the proposals submitted for the initial design project are as follows: 1) arada Ingeniería/Desalia Water: 16.25 pts; 2) Ecoagua Ingenieros/Eptisa Servicio...

Valdelentisco O&M contract - Spain

To operate and maintain the 136,000m3/d seawater reverse osmosis plant at Valdelentisco in Murcia under an O&M contract for three years. The asset is currently operated by Suez Treatment Solutions ...

Yanbu 4 IWP - Saudi Arabia

Market rumours have suggested that the Engie-led bid is now considered the frontrunner; however no official announcement has been made, and expectations of an award before the end of 2019 were not ...

Jubail 3a IWP - Saudi Arabia

Market rumours have suggested that the ACWA Power-led bid has emerged as the frontrunner; however no official announcement has been made. Four teams submitted bids on 15 December 2019: 1) ACWA Powe...