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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

Ras al-Khair 3 - Saudi Arabia

Advisors are due to be appointed in the fourth quarter of 2021. This will be followed by a request for expressions of interest from developers in Q3 2022, request for qualifications the same quarte...

Shuqaiq 4 IWP - Saudi Arabia

Advisors are due to be appointed in the fourth quarter of 2021. This will be followed by a request for expressions of interest from developers in Q1 2023, request for qualifications the same quarte...

Ghubrah 3 IWP - Oman

The GS Inima/Sogex bid is understood to be the frontrunner. Two teams submitted bids for the project in December 2019: GS Inima/Sogex and Sumitomo/Malakoff.

Ras Al-Khair 2 - Saudi Arabia

Advisors are due to be appointed in the fourth quarter of 2021. This will be followed by a request for expressions of interest from developers in Q2 2022.

Ras Mohaisen IWP - Saudi Arabia

Advisors are due to be appointed imminently. This will be followed by a request for expressions of interest from developers in Q2 2020, request for qualifications in Q3 2020, and a request for prop...

Jubail 6 IWP - Saudi Arabia

Advisors are due to be appointed imminently. This will be followed by a request for expressions of interest from developers in Q4 2020, request for qualifications the same quarter, and a request fo...

Shoaiba 5 - Saudi Arabia

The project was included in SWPC’s long-term plans for capacity-building, and was expected to be commissioned in 2029. However it was not included in SWPC's most recent procurement forecasts, cover...

Tabuk 1 IWP - Saudi Arabia

Advisors are due to be appointed imminently. This will be followed by a request for expressions of interest from developers in Q1 2021.

Jazan 1 IWP - Saudi Arabia

Advisors are due to be appointed imminently. This will be followed by a request for expressions of interest from developers in Q4 2021, a request for qualifications later that same quarter, and a r...

Rabigh 5 IWP - Saudi Arabia

Advisors are due to be appointed in the first quarter of 2023. This will be followed by a request for expressions of interest from developers in Q2 2023, a request for qualifications later that sam...

Jubail 4 IWP - Saudi Arabia

Advisors are due to be appointed in the first quarter of 2023. This will be followed by a request for expressions of interest from developers in Q4 2023, a request for qualifications later that sam...

Rayyis 2 IWP - Saudi Arabia

Advisors are due to be appointed in the first quarter of 2023. This will be followed by a request for expressions of interest from developers in Q2 2024, a request for qualifications in Q3 2024, an...

Shoaiba 6 IWP - Saudi Arabia

The project was included in SWPC’s long-term plans for capacity-building, and was expected to be commissioned in 2029. However it was not included in SWPC's most recent procrement forecasts, coveri...

Jubail 5 IWP - Saudi Arabia

The project was included in SWPC’s long-term plans for capacity-building, and was expected to be commissioned in 2030. However it was not included in SWPC's most recent procurement forecasts, cover...

Rabigh 4 IWP - Saudi Arabia

Advisors are due to be appointed imminently. This will be followed by a request for expressions of interest from developers in Q2 2020.

Valdelentisco O&M contract renewal - Spain

The suspension of the tender process invoked by the state of emergency legislation has now been lifted because of the urgent necessity to award the contract so as to ensure continuity of service af...

Dholera Industrial City desal - India

An RFQ-cum-RFP has been released seeking a consultant to carry out a techno-economic analysis and an environmental impact assessment in order to assess the feasibility of the project. A site visit ...

Valdelentisco O&M contract renewal - Spain

The suspension of the tender process invoked by the state of emergency legislation has now been lifted because of the urgent necessity to award the contract so as to ensure continuity of service af...

Indian Wells Valley BWRO - U.S.A.

The Indian Wells Valley Water District board discussed a range of alternative water supply options at its meeting on 14 April 2020, including the implementation of brackish water desalination. The ...

Hassyan SWRO - United Arab Emirates

Despite the impact of the COVID-19 crisis, discussions between the client and the two bidders are ongoing on a virtual basis, with the announcement of a preferred bidder expected imminently.

Tuticorin - India

To operate and maintain an existing 20,000m3/d seawater reverse osmosis desalination plant at Tuticorin, which was built an is operated by Tecton Engineering and Construction LLC. The scope also in...

Morgan SWRO plant (GUPCO) - Egypt

The project is being developed and built by the Egypt-based IDWT Group.

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

An RFP relating to the contract to operate the future North Pleasant Valley Water Desalter is now likely to be sent to shortlisted bidders in late May 2020, ahead of a projected award in September ...

Musandam water supply - Oman

The client has issued a request for expressions of interest from potential developers. The deadline for submissions is Monday 27 April 2020.

Antioch BWRO, CA - U.S.A.

At its meeting on 14 April 2020, City Council voted unanimously to approve a settlement between Antioch and the California Department of Water Resources which will provide $27 million for the plann...

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

At its meeting on 7th April 2020, the Soquel Creek Water District board voted unanimously to award phase 1 of the "operations and management-at-risk" (OMAR) contract to Jacobs for $300,000. Phase 1...

Shandong Yantai Haiyang Nuclear Power Desalination Project - China

Currently under feasibility study by the Institute of Seawater Desalination and Multipurpose Utilization, Tianjin.

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

At its meeting on 7th April 2020, the Soquel Creek Water District board is due to vote on whether to award phase 1 of the "operations and management-at-risk" (OMAR) contract to Jacobs for $300,000....

Jubail 3b IWP - Saudi Arabia

The official deadline for bids is understood to have been extended to 12 July. An RFP for the contract was issued in January 2020. Ten teams were qualified to bid on the project in August 2019: 1) ...

Jubail 3a IWP - Saudi Arabia

A team of Abengoa and Sepco III has been selected to undertake the EPC work.