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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

Shuqaiq IWPP - Saudi Arabia

Kalaeloa,HI - U.S.A.

Pilot facility complete. The EIR is in progress. After permitting, the plant is expected to go out to tender on 3rd December 2004.

Shuaiba North - Kuwait

Al Fujairah 2 RO - United Arab Emirates

Planta Desaladora Norte - Chile

The proposal to extend the plant at Antofagasta has been put on ice by Essan following its acquisition by Luksic Group in the recent privatisation programme. Desalant, a special purpose vehicle set...

Sur IWP - Oman

Chennai - Minjur - India

The announcement of the an engineering consultant to advise on the project has been held up by the elections in India, but it is expected shortly. Applicants included CH2M Hill, Fichtner, Halcrow, ...

Ras Laffan B - Qatar

Kahramaa has appointed Fichtner and Denton Wilde Sapte to prepare and draft a power and water purchase agreement (PWPA). A site for the plant has not been specified but it is likely to be built at ...

Duba Phase 4 - Saudi Arabia

Kuljian Corporation has been appointed by SWCC to provide consultancy services including preparation of tender documents and site supervision. Kuljian’s contract covers two plants on the Red Sea co...

Skikda - Algeria

The Geida consortium has been selected to implement the project; it is comprised of Cobra, Befesa, Codesa and Sadyt, all of Spain. The consortium submitted a low bid of $0.74/m3 in March which beat...

Cap Djinet - Algeria

Ashdod - Israel

A contract has been awarded to a consortium of Ashcogen, Chemtec and a Spanish desalition specialist. However the consortium has been uble to raise fince and it is reported that it is not proceedin...

Al Fujairah 2 RO - United Arab Emirates

Fichtner has submitted design studies for the project. It was origilly thought that the Phase 2 plant would be procured on an EPC basis (Doosan Heavy Industries and Ondeo Degrémont were the contrac...

Al Jubail - Saudi Arabia

Mostaganem - Algeria

Farasan 3 - Saudi Arabia

The tender notification for the projects at Al Wajh, Rabigh, Ummluj, Alleeth, Qunfuthah and Farasan has been released and 12 companies have purchased the bid documents. The tender opening date is 2...

Ashdod - Israel

Mekorot, the Israeli state bulk water supplier was to build this plant on its own account, however fincing difficulties mean the project has little hope of going ahead (see story p11)

Shuaiba North - Kuwait

Rabigh - Saudi Arabia

The tender notification for the projects at Al Wajh, Rabigh, Ummluj, Alleeth, Qunfuthah and Farasan has been released and 12 companies have purchased the bid documents. The tender opening date is 2...

Broken Hill - Australia

Construction work and commissioning/ performance testing has been completed. The AI board will review the future role of the plant later in the year. It is capable of treating around 30% of the out...

Jebel Ali RO - United Arab Emirates

DEWA is investigating the possibility of developing a hybrid RO-MSF plant at the Jebel Ali site. Mott MacDold is the authority’s consultant for a pilot SWRO plant (5-10m3/hr) to provide information...

El Hamma - Algeria

Ionics has formed a project company, Hamma Water Desalition (HWD), with AEC. HWD is 70% owned by Ionics and 30% by AEC. Algerian tiol oil company Sotrach will guarantee the take-or-pay water supply...

Andratx - Spain

Contract awarded to consortium Copisa and Constructora Pireica. Formal project due to be presented in the autumn.

Sur IWP - Oman

This is a regiol project which would also supply water to the town of Ibra around 100km inland. A consultancy contract has been awarded to the Parsons Corporation. The design stage is expected to l...

Alcudia - Spain

Contract awarded to consortium Depuración y Tratamientos and Sacyr. Formal project due to be presented in the autumn.

Sohar IWPP - Oman

The project is in the bid evaluation phase. There are four shortlisted bidders: AES Oasis with the local Multitech (with EPC contractors IHI and Fisia Italimpianti); a consortium of SembCorp, Nissh...

Cap Djinet - Algeria

Al Jubail - Saudi Arabia

The client has received positive prelimiry expressions of interest from developers and had intended to issue an RFP in the second quarter. However, it now seems likely that the Shoaiba IWPP will mo...

Menorca - Ciutadella - Spain

Contract awarded to consortium Pridesa and Talo Pons. Formal project due to be presented in the autumn.

Carlsbad Desalination Plant - U.S.A.