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San Diego II construction awarded to Aqua-Chem

OSW awarded the San Diego II contract to Aqua-Chem in a turn of events last week that toppled Chicago Bridge & Iron's apparent low bid of $1,885,000 on the advanced technology demonstration...

Water Desalination Report, 05-05-1966

Operating contractor

At the same time it awarded the construction contract, OSW said invitations for operating contractor for San Diego II will go out later this year, probably some time next Fall. The plant's...

Water Desalination Report, 05-05-1966

New OSW policy statements hits overseas spending

None of OSW's expanded $200 million desalting program costs will be spent on construction of foreign plants and expenditures of govt, desalting funds outside of the U.S. generally is not...

Water Desalination Report, 05-05-1966

Black and Veatch

Di Luzio said OSW's ultimate responsibility was to protect the taxpayer user of desalting and that OSW's duty, therefore, is to "technically cultivate" a process to where it can be applied as an...

Water Desalination Report, 05-05-1966

Agreement signed

A 5-yr. licensing arrangement has been agreed to between Combustion Engineering and England's Applied Research and Engineering, And the arrangement augurs well for future desalting plant...

Water Desalination Report, 05-05-1966

Three times more

Kuwait's National desalting program will surge to 48 MWD of installed plant capacity, more than a three-fold increase over its present 13 MGD of plant, or just less than half present estimated...

Water Desalination Report, 05-05-1966

Westinghouse contract

The Ministry's latest award to Westinghouse, in addition to the two units for Shuwaikh G, also includes a third 2.4 MGD unit to be installed as Shuaiba B, at a site some 30 miles south of Kuwait...

Water Desalination Report, 05-05-1966

OSW picks Oak Ridge for second big module job, spurs design-development of MSF module.

Oak Ridge, has been tapped to design a second large module and design work on the first module is speeding along under OSW's development program to up desalting plants to commercial sizes. Oak...

Water Desalination Report, 28-04-1966

LTV module

The Oak Ridge module will use the LTV (long tube vertical) distillation process, and the OSW development decision stems from highly successful work carried on at the Freeport LTV demonstration...

Water Desalination Report, 28-04-1966


OSW's $2,5 million FY-67 request for the LTV module, however, will cover the total conceptual and detailed design and some major component procurement. Balance of the estimated $5 million...

Water Desalination Report, 28-04-1966

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

On 26 January 2021, the Ulliman Schutte-Alberici team was approved as the winner of the design-build contract relating to the James River SWIFT facility.

Coronado golf course recycling plant, CA - U.S.A.

An RFQ for the design-build phase was released in late January 2021, and statements of qualification are due in by 25 February 2021. A list of shortlisted bidders is expected to be ready by 18 Marc...

Nainital STP - India

To construct an 18,000m3/d sewage treatment plant at Russi near Nainital town. The scope of the contract also includes the construction of a sewerage network and other allied works in Nainital town...

Kalaeloa Seawater Desalination Project, HI - U.S.A.

A two-step procurement process is scheduled to kick off in March 2021 with a qualifications phase, after which three shortlisted respondents will be asked to submit technical and price proposals. S...

Yanbu 4 IWP - Saudi Arabia

Doosan has been awarded the EPC contract for the plant, which comes with a price tag of $708 million.

Oropesa, Castellón - Spain

To operate and maintain the 58,000m3/d Oropesa seawater reverse osmosis plant, which is currently operated by Pavagua/Tedagua. A tender was published on 20 January 2021, and a site visit has been o...

Kerkennah - Tunisia

SONEDE is finalising its studies for a brackish water desalination plant, and now plans to issue an EPC tender in Q2 2021.

Phase 2, Southern Tunisia brackish water plants - Tunisia

Sonede plans to launch a new construction RFP covering all the planned desal plants (without pre-qualification, subject to KfW's approval) in Q2 2021, once the boreholes have been completed.

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

Bids for the $208.66 million North City Water Reclamation Plant expansion contract (which also includes an influent pump station and pipeline) are now due in on 3rd March 2021, after the deadline w...

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

The Ulliman Schutte-Alberici team has been selected as the preferred bidder for the design-build contract relating to the James River SWIFT facility, the first of five full-scale advanced water tre...

Michelson WRP expansion, CA - phase III - U.S.A.

The sewage treatment master plan has now been completed, and as of late January 2021, this project is one of several near-term improvements that IRWD intends to implement. The preferred alternative...

Irvine Ranch potable reuse, CA - U.S.A.

The sewage treatment master plan has now been completed, and the near-term priority at the Los Alisos WRP is to modernise the plant by constructing a new 6.25MGD (23,656m3/d) facility at the site. ...

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

As of January 2021, the draft 60% design plans for the new AWPF are understood to have been delivered.

Mokran Ab Niroo SWRO - Iran

To construct the first phase of a seawater reverse osmosis (SWRO) plant with a capacity of 40,000m³/d, in order to supply industrial water to the Mokran Ab Niroo company, a subsidiary of Negin Mokr...

Zarzis - Tunisia

SONEDE plans to carry out preliminary studies before commissioning a more detailed analysis by an international consultant, either later in 2021 or in 2022.

Pure Water Monterey Expansion, CA - U.S.A.

The US Bureau of Reclamation has awarded a further $9 million of funding to the Pure Water Monterey project as a whole, under the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act 2016. T...

Delhi WWTP (drains in-situ) - India

The bid submissions deadline relating to the re-issued consultancy tender has been extended, and now falls on 22 January 2021.

Kangan Petro Refining reuse - Iran

To construct a wastewater treatment plant with a capacity of 11,500m³/d to treated industrial wastewater generated by Kangan Petro Refining Company in Bushehr Province. The aim is to provide proces...

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

At its meeting on 13 January 2021, City Council voted to award a five-year O&M contract to Inframark for an amount not to exceed $11,415,942. The full-scale operations contract will be preceded by ...

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

A revised NPDES/Ocean Plan Compliance permit application is expected to be submitted later in January 2021, with approval anticipated in mid-2021.

JEA potable reuse pilots, FL - U.S.A.

The land acquisition process for the demo plant is understood to be well underway as of early 2021.

Ras Al-Khair (MSF) - Saudi Arabia

SWCC is expecting to issue an RFP in the next few weeks.

Ras Al-Khair (RO) - Saudi Arabia

SWCC is expecting to issue an RFP in the next few weeks.

KGPC BWRO plant - Iran

Eight Iranian EPC contractors have submitted their technical and financial proposals: 1) Zolal Iran Co.; 2) Shafab Co.; 3) Farab Co.; 4) Jahan Pars Co.; 5) Shimbar Co.; 6) Machine Sazi Vijeh Co. (M...

Mirfa 2 IWP - United Arab Emirates

To build a 120MIGD (545,520m3/d) desalination plant in the Mirfa region. A successful bidder will likely take a 40% stake in the project company that will own the plant, as has been the model in th...

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

Bids for the $110 million Morena Pump Station contract were received as follows: Flatiron West ($110,386,350); OHL USA ($111,627,080); PCL Construction ($120,718,777); JF Shea ($124,069,570); Steve...

Oxnard desal expansion, CA - U.S.A.

In January 2021, the client was invited to apply for a $29 million WIFIA loan to help an expansion of its ASR project (see

Tuas WRP - Singapore

The tender for contract C3E (the odour control facilities for the liquids modules) is now scheduled to be released in July 2021, after the timetable was pushed back slightly.

Changi WRP expansion (phase 2) - Singapore

A tender for the second 22MIGD expansion is now expected to be launched in April 2021. Previously, the ongoing first expansion phase was delayed due to COVID-19 and site constraints, but is expecte...

Oxnard reuse expansion, CA - U.S.A.

In January 2021, Oxnard's aquifer storage and recovery project was named as one of 55 initiatives invited to apply for the FY2020 WIFIA loan programme. The $29 million loan would support the City's...