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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

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...

Facility E IWPP - Qatar

The deadline for bids has been extended to 12 March 2020. Sources have indicated that six bidding groups are involved, and the client now hopes to sign a purchase agreement in July 2020.

Ghubrah 3 IWP - Oman

GWI understands the just two teams bid for the project in December 2019: GS Inima and Sumitomo/Malakoff.

Huntington Beach SWRO, CA - U.S.A.

The Santa Ana Regional Water Quality Control Board has requested additional information from Poseidon Water by 17 January 2020. The additional information – which includes a breakdown of the projec...

Rosarito (NSC Agua) phase 1 - Mexico

The State Congress of Baja California has passed Decreto #37, which extends the expiration of authorisations relating to the proposed desalination project to 30 June 2020. The move gives the State ...

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

At its meeting on 9th January 2020, the South Coast Water District board voted to award a consultancy contract worth up to $84,680 to Clean Energy Capital to carry out a water production cost analy...

Lake Jennings AWPF - U.S.A.

An RFQ has been released seeking MF/UF module suppliers for the proposed advanced water treatment plant. Statements of qualification are due in by 11 February 2020. Meanwhile, SoQs relating to the ...

Barka 5 IWP - Oman

Sources have indicated that the client has nominated the GS Inima-led team as preferred bidder for the project. Just two teams are understood to have submitted bids for the project in October 2019:...

Hassyan SWRO - United Arab Emirates

The client is understood to have extended the deadline for bids until the end of March 2020. Nine bidders are vying for the project, although a full list of names has not yet been clarified. In tot...

Gwadar desalination plant - Pakistan

The bid submissions deadline has been extended again, and now falls on 10 February 2020.

Tuticorin FGD desal - India

The bid submissions deadline has been extended again, and now falls on 30 January 2020. The project is open to international competitive bidding.

eThekwini pilot - South Africa

Following contractor delays, the commissioning of the pilot plant is now expected by the end of February 2020. The municipality then wants the pilot to run for a year to gather information on its p...

Radomiro Tomic Mine - Chile

The tender process which resulted in the award of a contract to a developer team of Marubeni Corporation (50%), Transelec (30%) and Techint Chile (20%) has been cancelled. The parameters of the pro...

Corpus Christi SWRO, TX 2 - U.S.A.

The client will submit an initial funding application with TWDB on 27 January 2020 to fund the design and construction of a 10MGD (37,850m3/d) facility (expandable up to 20MGD) at the Inner Harbor ...

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

At its meeting on 10 December 2019, the Santa Clara Valley Water District board voted to approve a 76-year partnership with the City of Palo Alto and the City of Mountain View to advance water reus...

SAKO Desalination and power plant phase 3 - Iran

The contract which had previously been awarded to Hyflux has been re-awarded to Horsol Switz Engineering Asia Pte. Ltd.

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.