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Senate committee okays administration desalting program

The President's expanded desalting requests got off to a running start this week on Capitol Hill. The Senate Interior Committee voted for the $200 million, 5- yr. program without amendments to the...

Water Desalination Report, 17-06-1965

Construction Invitation

At the hearings Di Luzio assured the Subcommittee he was perfectly willing to go either authorization route, to 1. submit a new authorization request for the replacement plant, or 2. to build it...

Water Desalination Report, 10-06-1965

Congressional hearing on Pt. Loma replacement plant ends in slatemate

Closed-door hearings by the House Interior Reclamation and Irrigation Subcommittee failed to provide solutions last week for the delicate questions beleaguering construction of the replacement...

Water Desalination Report, 10-06-1965

10-day tour completed by Italian technicians

Italy's touring group of Desalting technicians have completed a 10-day visit of U.S. installations and returned home. While here the 3-man team held talks with OSW and AEC on possible bilateral...

Water Desalination Report, 10-06-1965

"Fresh water from sea" conference held in Milan

2nd desalting conference, with the theme "Fresh water from the sea," of the European Federation of chemical engineering is being held in Milan this week. A.A. Delyannis of Greece, President of the...

Water Desalination Report, 10-06-1965

River desalting plant as solution for water problems

A potomac river desalting plant "makes sense," says Interior Secretary Udall at a recent press conference. He said the Washington, D.C. region has water problems, that no pilot project has been...

Water Desalination Report, 10-06-1965

Date set on the House-Senate conference

A House-Senate conference on Interior Dept.'s appropriations for fiscal 1966 has been set for next Monday, after the full Senate had voted on the money bill which includes OSW FY-66 funds. The...

Water Desalination Report, 10-06-1965

OSW's Division Chief resigns

Resignation of OSW's Membrane Div Chief, George Mangan, Now contributes to some basic question marks shading OSW's ambitious development program for membrane processes proposed for the next seven...

Water Desalination Report, 10-06-1965

Haden's suggestion

Two fundamental proposals on how to move the membrane processes issued from Ionics, builder of 90 per cent of the world's electrodialysis plants, during the recent Congressional hearings on the...

Water Desalination Report, 10-06-1965

Nine plants

In all, the development timetable for electrodialysis setforth in the OSW program calls for building 6 pilot plants and three larger test bed plants. The President's report published last Fall on...

Water Desalination Report, 10-06-1965

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.