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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

Carlsbad Desalination Plant - U.S.A.

Khobar 4 - Saudi Arabia

Karaikal, Pondicherry - India

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

Project developed by Poseidon Resources on an unsolicited basis. The city council sent back the EIR for further clarifications in December, prompting the MWDOC to moot the possibility of taking ove...

Qunfudhah - Saudi Arabia

Consultant Black & Veatch commenced work on the project in 3Q 2003 and has delivered its report to the client (including the draft EPC documents). The next stage is for SWCC to launch a competitive...

Duba Phase 4 - Saudi Arabia

Brownsville, TX - U.S.A.

Az Zour North 1 IWPP - Kuwait

Chennai - Minjur - India

Santa Cruz SWRO, CA - U.S.A.

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

Monterey Peninsula Water Supply Project, CA - U.S.A.

Salalah - Oman

Mostaganem - Algeria

Cap Djinet - Algeria

Cap Djinet - Algeria

Carlsbad Desalination Plant - U.S.A.

Blue Hills - Bahamas

Eight groups were notified of their prequalification in mid-January. They are: Ondeo Degrémont of France; the UK’s Biwater Intertiol; Israel’s IDE Technologies; Consolidated Water of the Cayman Isl...

Mostaganem - Algeria

Monterey Peninsula Water Supply Project, CA - U.S.A.

West Basin, CA - U.S.A.

Duba Phase 4 - Saudi Arabia

Kuljian Corporation has been appointed by SWCC to provide consultancy services including preparation of tender documents and site supervision. Kuljian’s contract covers two plants on the Red Sea co...

Ras Abu Jarjur Exp. - Bahrain

MEW awarded the EPC contract to Japan’s Sasakura Engineering in early January. The project commenced on 2nd February and will take 18 months to complete.

Sur IWP - Oman

Az Zour North 1 IWPP - Kuwait

Al Jubail - Saudi Arabia

Tripoli - Libya

The same three companies which are contesting the Benghazi South project (above) have submitted offers for the Tripoli plant. It is likely that both projects will be awarded to one company.

Jebel Ali L2 - United Arab Emirates

DEWA has invited companies to submit bids for a contract to provide engineering consultancy services for the Jebel Ali L2 power and desalition station (http://e-services.dewa.gov.ae/dws/tenders/Ten...

Santa Cruz SWRO, CA - U.S.A.

Shuweihat 2 - United Arab Emirates