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Fluor to study nuclear power

Fluor will again examine the economics of nuclear power in a further attempt to find the most practical, inexpensive way to pump water over the Tahachapi Mountains into Southern California, As a...

Water Desalination Report, 13-05-1965

Warne to solve Seed-Blanket problem of West Coast Desalting Test Station

The Seed-Blanket fuel problem not only delays its operation beyond the 1970-71 period when the Dept. would need its power, but also unsettles the Dapt.'s partnership plan with Office of Saline...

Water Desalination Report, 13-05-1965

Sporn looks at Desalting; likes dual nuclear desalination costs

Philip Sporn, dean of American power engineers, famous for his studies and commentaries on nuclear power costs from the day they were sky-high down to his last year's post-Oyster Creek assessment...

Water Desalination Report, 06-05-1965

Integrated Plants

Sporn advises utility executives not to over-worry about a new era of huge combination nuclear desalting plants, but that they should be thinking about them, before giving them the "facts": "What...

Water Desalination Report, 06-05-1965

Nuclear Desalting Economics

The Sporn evaluation selected the 125 MW(e) power system as the largest unit that may be used for the specific location, in this case Israel. By comparison to a fossil fuel integrated plant costing...

Water Desalination Report, 06-05-1965

Fixed charges

The fact that 70 per cent of the water costs in the dual nuclear plant is tied up in fixed charges, again figured at 10 per cent, excites Sporn. The. prospects, Sporn says, are that the fixed...

Water Desalination Report, 06-05-1965

Senate agrees to OSW budget cut

OSW's fiscal 1966 budget took it on the chin in the Senate last week -- doubly so since it was there a restoration of a big House cut was to have been made, if at all. Instead the Senate...

Water Desalination Report, 06-05-1965

Experts capital cost for D20

Atomics International's cost presentation established D20, organic-cooled and fast breeder reactors as best heat sources for big dual nuclear desalting plants at the American Power Conference last...

Water Desalination Report, 06-05-1965

Desalting Test Center near its conclusion

Talks on the West Coast Desalting Engineering-Test Center between 0SW and three California utilities, San Diego Gas & Electric, Los Angeles Dept. of Water and Power and Southern California...

Water Desalination Report, 06-05-1965

Desalting program up for another Senate hearing

Previously postponed Senate hearing on the accelerated desalting program and the 5-yr., $200 million expanded effort urged by the Administration have been re-scheduled for May 18 & 19. Despite...

Water Desalination Report, 06-05-1965

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.

Ilo desal plant (Moquegua) - Peru

One project proposal submitted during the September 2019 window has been selected for further evaluation by MVCS and ProInversión. The undisclosed project proponent will be responsible for formulat...

Hampton Roads ASR project, VA - U.S.A.

An RFQ for the design-build contract to build the first of five full-scale advanced water treatment plants has been released, and a non-mandatory pre-qualification conference has been scheduled for...