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Accelerated desalting program passes Senate

The $200 million Administration research-development program to expand, extend and accelerate OSW's desalting activities from fiscal 1967 through 1972 passed easily last week in the Senate. S-24,...

Water Desalination Report, 24-06-1965

Construction of San Diego II cleared by House Subcommittee

The veil leaving OSW and the desalting industry in some amount of suspense over the future of an advanced technology replacement plant for Pt. Loma last week gently ascended. The House Interior...

Water Desalination Report, 24-06-1965

Brine: Sell or Give?

Western Salt Co., with a plant adjacent to the site of the West Coast center most favored by OSW, has approached OSW with a proposal to take the discharge brine from San Diego II and other plants...

Water Desalination Report, 24-06-1965

Construction of Coalinga pilot plant begins

A 4,000 GPD tube type reverse osmosis pilot plant has started desalting the brackish water of the community of Coalinga, Calif, New wrinkle built into the' pilot plant consists of a tube type...

Water Desalination Report, 24-06-1965

A-C win design study contract

Allis Chalmers has won a $31,500, 3-mos. big pump design study from OSW to examine the optimum type pump for the large flow, concentrated brine and temperature ranges needed for a 50 MGD desalting...

Water Desalination Report, 24-06-1965

Industry-OSW Partnership

The Committee report, citing need for the bill, calls attention to success of the working partnership between industry and OSW in advancing saline water technology up to now. But if the national...

Water Desalination Report, 17-06-1965

Dept of Water Resources receive go signal

The California State Legislature has approved the bill authorizing the Dept. of Water Resources to participate in development activities at OSW1s proposed West Coast desalting test center. Approval...

Water Desalination Report, 17-06-1965

US President focused on desalting program

The fact that President Johnson has focused worldwide attention on desalting is the biggest and only breakthrough experienced by the U.S. desalination program. This was the major point hammered-out...

Water Desalination Report, 17-06-1965

Rickover Analogy

Di Luzio compared techniques utilized by Admiral Rickover in developing reactors for the Nuclear Navy in explaining the need to establish optimum desalting plant sizes and maximum operating...

Water Desalination Report, 17-06-1965

Economic survey begins

A National Water Economic Survey now begins to take shape within OSW. The survey, to determine water costs, hidden production expenses, most probable near-term water short areas, etc., so as to...

Water Desalination Report, 17-06-1965

Hassyan SWRO - United Arab Emirates

The client is anticipating the signing of a water purchase agreement in early October 2020, with financial close earmarked for the end of January 2021.

Post Falls Water Reclamation Facility, ID upgrade - U.S.A.

Construction bids are now due in on 28 May 2020, after the deadline was pushed out by two weeks.

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

The tentative permitting schedule has been pushed back, and it is now envisaged that an application to the California Coastal Commission will be made in June 2020, ahead of expected approval in Jan...

Doheny Desalination Project, CA (phase 2) - U.S.A.

The tentative permitting schedule has been pushed back, and it is now envisaged that an application to the California Coastal Commission will be made in June 2020, ahead of expected approval in Jan...

Neom desalination plant - Saudi Arabia

The client is currently carrying out preparatory work, with the aim of releasing an RFP in January 2021.

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

At its meeting on 14 May 2020, M1Water's Recycled Water Committee is due to discuss its options with regard to the proposed expansion, following the receipt of a letter dated 1st May 2020 from the ...

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

At a special meeting on 15 May 2020, the Santa Ana Regional Water Quality Control Board is due to hold a workshop to further discuss the renewal of the project's NPDES permit. A final decision coul...

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

An RFP has been issued seeking an owner's advisor/programme manager for the full-scale project. Proposals are due in on 25 June 2020. One of the programme manager's tasks will be to help develop RF...

Kutch (FOKIA) - India

eThekwini desalination plant - South Africa

The municipality wants the pilot facility to run for a year, in order to gather information on its performance and gain confidence in the technology. Hitachi started demonstration operations at the...

Jorf Lasfar extension - Morocco

OCP is examining the possibility that JESA will build the 41,000m3/d extension of the plant. Works are expected to start later in 2020, and will take 24 months to complete. OCP has decided that it ...

Hassyan SWRO - United Arab Emirates

Instead of announcing a preferred bidder by the expected 30 April date, the client has instead opted to retender the project. Bids are due on 3rd August 2020. All nine prequalified teams will be in...

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

The supply contract for the reverse osmosis system, which had been awarded to H2O Innovation, was terminated at the end of April 2020, although no termination notice is understood to have been serv...

Tuticorin - India

The bid submissions deadline has been pushed back, and now falls on 21 May 2020.

Morro Bay WWTP, CA - U.S.A.

H2O Innovation has won the contract to supply the RO system.

Fortaleza SWRO - Brazil

CAGECE has launched an 'Edital', and proposals are due in on 1st September 2020

Safi SWRO - Morocco

The desalination plant will supply the existing fertiliser plant at Safi. OCP wants to have the plant online by 2025-2026. The company is currently running studies to determine the location of the ...

Bahía de Palma - Spain

The Balearics regional government has approved the lifting of the suspension on the tendering of this contract because of the need to ensure the continued functioning of the plant. Economic proposa...

Vadinar Refinery SWRO - India

The bid submissions deadline has been extended yet again, and now falls on 2nd May 2020.

Jubail 3a IWP - Saudi Arabia

A water purchase agreement was signed with the ACWA Power/GIC/Al Bawani team on 30 April 2020. A team comprising Abengoa and Sepco III has been selected to undertake the EPC work.

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

Clean Energy Capital is now scheduled to deliver its water production cost analysis in mid-May 2020, which will present a financial model that estimates cost ranges for the water to be produced at ...

San Dieguito/San Elijo BWRO, CA - U.S.A.

As of May 2020, the client is five months into the one-year pump test at the pilot well, and so far the results have been as expected. If the results remain positive once the test is completed, the...

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

A JPA workshop could be held in June or July 2020 to discuss the Pure Water Project, the delivery method, the RFP for an owner’s advisor/programme manager, and the environmental review process, amo...

Pure Water Project Demo - U.S.A.

The Pure Water demonstration project is expected to have a "soft opening" in June 2020, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony planned for 11 September 2020. The plant is being built by Pacific Hydrotech.

Facility E IWPP - Qatar

Following delays to the timeline imposed by the impact of COVID-19, the official deadline for bid submissions is now understood to be 17 August 2020.

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

In April 2020, City Council approved the submission of a $222.4 million funding application to the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) to design and build a 20MGD (75,700m3/d) SWRO facility (expan...

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

At its meeting on 27 April 2020, the Monterey One Water board is expected to certify the draft supplemental environmental impact report relating to the proposed plant expansion. Immediately thereaf...

Oceanside,CA - U.S.A.

Proposals are due on 15 May 2020 in response to the 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...

Hassyan SWRO - United Arab Emirates

GWI understands that the client is still planning to select a preferred bidder on its chosen date of 30 April.

Chennai 4 (Perur) - India

Sources have indicated that a request for qualifications could be issued to selected bidders in May 2020. As yet GWI is not aware of plans for an advertisement for expressions of interest.