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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

Marina Alta/Calpe, Alicante - Spain

The deadline for bids was 21 January and they were to be opened on 1 February. The decision on the winning bid will be made in mid-February, while the time frame for completion of the project propo...

Hadera - Israel

Qunfudhah - Saudi Arabia

A venture of Saudi Services for Electro Mechanic Works Company (SSEM) and Metito is the overall low bidder for Qunfuthah and five other plants on the Kingdom’s Red Sea coast (Rabigh, Ummluj, Al Waj...

Toukley Desalination Plant (formerly NSW Wyong) - Australia

Jebel Ali L2 - United Arab Emirates

The project has attracted bids from six contractors, which have submitted offers for the project’s power element, desalination element, or both. The bidders are: Weir Westgarth, Hyundai Engineering...

Shandong Weihai Huaneng - China

Construction due to start shortly.

Campo Dalías - Spain

Tordera, Phase II - Spain

Shoaiba 3 - Saudi Arabia

Three consortia are expected to submit bids for the project by the 5 March deadline. They are: a consortium of International Power, Saudi Oger, Xenel, Mitsui & Co., and Sumitomo Corporation; a pair...

Tripoli - Libya

Gecol reports that the project is now “under contracting”. The preferred bidder is thought to be Sidem.

Hadera - Israel

Wajh 4 - Saudi Arabia

A venture of Saudi Services for Electro Mechanic Works Company (SSEM) and Metito is the overall low bidder for Al Wajh and five other plants on the Kingdom s Red Sea coast (Rabigh, Ummluj, Alleeth,...

El Prat del Llobregat - Spain

Al Jubail - Saudi Arabia

Az Zour North 1 IWPP - Kuwait

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

The project has been developed by Poseidon Resources on an unsolicited basis. The city council sent back the EIR for further clarifications in December. A new EIR draft was prepared and is under de...

Shuqaiq IWPP - Saudi Arabia

Taweelah RO - United Arab Emirates

The developer consortium is understood to be in negotiations with its EPC contractor about how to improve plant design. This follows a ‘suggestion’ from the client that it incorporate technology no...

Shuqaiq IWPP - Saudi Arabia

Az Zour North 1 IWPP - Kuwait

Freeport SWRO, TX - U.S.A.

The proposed location is the Dow Chemical Complex, Freeport. Consulting engineers Camp, Dresser & McKee (CDM) completed a feasibility study financed by the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB). TWD...

Beckton Desalination Plant - U.K.

Moss Landing/Kaiser Refractory site, CA - U.S.A.

Pajaro/Sunny Mesa CSD has secured a site at the Kaiser [National] Refractory site with the support of property developer Nader Agha for a desalination plant of unknown capacity. It has appointed Ke...

Sand City - U.S.A.

Umm Luji - Saudi Arabia

A venture of Saudi Services for Electro Mechanic Works Company (SSEM) and Metito is the overall low bidder for Ummluj and five other plants on the Kingdom’s Red Sea coast (Qunfuthah, Rabigh, Al Waj...

Sand City - U.S.A.

Abutaraba - Libya

Gecol reports that the Abutaraba plant is now under construction. The contractor is France’s Sidem.

Az Zour North 1 IWPP - Kuwait

Campo Dalías - Spain

Menorca - Ciutadella - Spain

The contract has been awarded to a consortium of Pridesa and Talo Pons. Project presented in the autumn. The environment ministry in Madrid says funds are not available to finance this project. The...