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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

Funding

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

Torrevieja SWRO expansion - Spain

An engineering services contract to revise the basic design for the expansion of the plant was put out to tender on 30 December 2020. Bids are due in by 21 January 2021.

Sagunto - Spain

The 4.5-month temporary O&M contract has been awarded to Pavagua for €155,408. The final assessment of the bids for the temporary contract was as follows: 1) Cadagua (€164,271/83.79 pts); 2) Pavagu...

Bethanie Desal Pilot - Namibia

NamWater has awarded the contract for the Bethanie plant to CSB/TWS/Mascara, and the contract for the Grünau plant to NEC Power & Pumps. The plants are expected to come online in Q2 or Q3 2021.

El Ejido WWTP, Almería - Spain

To expand the existing 12,459m3/d wastewater treatment plant at El Ejido, and ensure tertiary treatment capacity for agricultural reuse. In December 2020, the Andalucían regional government announc...

Monte Reverón WWTP, Tenerife - Spain

To design and build a new wastewater treatment plant with a capacity of up to 24,000m3/d to serve a population of up to 232,000 inhabitants in the municipality of Arona, Tenerife. The plant will al...

Roquetas de Mar WWTP, Almería - Spain

To expand the existing wastewater treatment plant at In December 2020, the Andalucían regional government announced an agreement with the Spanish government to finance 50% of this project. No date ...

Adra WWTP, Almería - Spain

To expand the existing Adra wastewater treatment plant, and ensure tertiary treatment capacity for agricultural reuse. In December 2020, the Andalucían regional government announced an agreement wi...

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

Bids for the $110 million Morena Pump Station contract are now due in on 13 January 2021, after the deadline was pushed back once again. Attendees at the mandatory online pre-bid meetings held on 2...

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

The second of two mandatory pre-bid meetings is due to be held on 23 December 2020 in connection with the pre-qualification process for the $208.66 million North City Water Reclamation Plant expans...

Parsian, Dashti & Koshkonar SWRO - Iran

To build, own, and operate a seawater reverse osmosis plant with a capacity of 10,500m³/d to supply drinking water to the cities of Parsian, Dashti, and Koshkonar and rural coastal regions in Hormo...

Sagunto - Spain

On 22 December 2020, the appeals tribunal announced the temporary suspension of the tender process for the new two-year O&M contract, although the economic bids are still due to be opened on 14 Jan...

Tenerife Oeste (Guía de Isora) reuse - Spain

The list of bidders is as follows: 1) Acciona Agua (50%)/Acciona Construcción (50%); 2) Construcciones Sánchez Dominguez-Sando; 3) Copisa Constructora Pirenaica; 4) UTE Dragados (60%)/Drace Infraes...

Horamavu STP, Bangalore - India

The bid submissions deadline relating to the tender for consultancy services has been extended, and now falls on 5th January 2021. Bid opening is set to follow on 7th January 2021.

Antioch BWRO, CA - U.S.A.

At a special meeting on 18 December 2020, City Council voted unanimously to award the construction contract to the lowest responsible bidder, Shimmick Construction, for $86,689,000. The total budge...

South Oxnard Plain - U.S.A.

Groundwater modelling to determine the feasibility of the project is now underway, and the results are expected by June or July 2021.

San Juan Basin groundwater recharge, CA - U.S.A.

The permitting process for the project is still ongoing, with the client having to address some concerns raised by the regulatory agency. As such, construction procurement, which was originally ant...

Western Galilee - Israel

A request for proposals has been issued. Two leading bidders will be chosen to go through to a direct competition stage. Statements of qualification were received in August from IDE Technologies, H...

Shuqaiq 4 (SWCC) - Saudi Arabia

An EPC contract has been awarded to Acciona Agua. The Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture officially approved the project earlier in December. In an official announcement it said that th...

Shoaiba 5 (SWCC) - Saudi Arabia

An EPC contract is understood to have been awarded to a team comprising AWT and Rawafid. The Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture officially approved the project earlier in December. In a...

Hassyan SWRO - United Arab Emirates

Full details of the team that will be carrying out the project have yet to emerge, however market rumours have indicated that UAE state renewable energy body Masdar may play a role.

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

**Correction** At its meeting on 4th December 2020, the Santa Ana Regional Water Quality Control Board voted to renew the NPDES permit for the AES electricity generating station. A separate NPDES p...

Gabès desalination plant phase 1 - Tunisia

GCT has shortlisted six consortia: Abengoa, Aqualia, Cobra, Engie/Nareva, GS Inima/Almar Water, and Metito/Mowah/TECI/Mitsubishi. An RFP is expected towards the end of Q1 2021. Two consortia did no...

KGPC BWRO plant - Iran

The client has extended the deadline for the submission of technical and financial proposals until 6th January 2021. Nine Iranian EPC contractors were previously shortlisted to bid on the project.

Casablanca desal plant - Morocco

The submissions deadline for bids relating to the 12-month water quality and hydrodynamic surveys has been extended to 25 December 2020. The goal is to identify the best locations for the plant's i...

Tenerife Oeste and Granadilla reuse - Spain

The economic and technical bid scores for Lot 3 (the design-build contract for the Los Letrados WWTP) are as follows: 1) UTE ACSA Obras e Infraestructuras (50%) - Heliopol (50%): €13.221 million/13...

Lake Jennings AWPF - U.S.A.

At its meeting on 10 December 2020, the JPA Board authorised the award – to the AECOM/WM Lyles team – of phase 1 of the combined $35 million contract to build a 3.5-mile force main, a 3-mile residu...

Silicon Valley AWPC expansion, CA - U.S.A.

On 10 December 2020, Valley Water issued an RFP seeking consultancy services relating to the preliminary geotechnical alignment of the pipelines that will convey purified water from the planned adv...

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

In early December 2020, the US Bureau of Reclamation is understood to have recommended that the North Pleasant Valley Desalter project be awarded a further $3,443,367 of funding under the Water Inf...

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

In early December 2020, the US Bureau of Reclamation is understood to have recommended that the Doheny desalination project be awarded a further $5,673,500 of funding under the Water Infrastructure...

Al Ghubrah 3 IWP - Oman

The developers are understood to be targeting mid-2021 for financial close on the project. In late November 2020 a letter of award was issued to a team comprising GS Inima (52%), Sogex Oman (24%) a...