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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

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

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

Monterey Peninsula Water Supply Project, CA - U.S.A.

Following a COVID-19 related delay, the California Coastal Commission is now tentatively scheduled to consider Cal Am's application for a coastal development permit on 17 September 2020. Meanwhile,...

Corpus Christi SWRO, TX 2 - U.S.A.

On 29 July 2020, it was confirmed that a request for qualifications for a 20 MGD (75,700 m3/d) SWRO plant should be issued later this year, or early next year. Prospective bidders will then be shor...

Chira-Soria SWRO, Gran Canaria

The contract, which went out to tender on 4th August 2020, will be awarded via a negotiated procedure, with a shortlist of four bidders being selected in the initial stage. Preliminary bids are due...

Brazosport BWRO pilot plant - U.S.A.

Procurement of the 545m³/d pilot RO treatment plant is now expected to start in September 2020. Once constructed, the pilot will run for 90 days, with the results informing the design of the full-s...

Hassyan SWRO - United Arab Emirates

The bid submissions deadline has been extended until 3rd September 2020. All nine previously pre-qualified teams will be invited to submit bids by the new deadline.

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

At its meeting on 31 July 2020, the Santa Ana Regional Water Quality Control Board did not reach a decision on whether to renew the project's NPDES permit, and adjourned until 7th August 2020. Duri...

Az-Zour North stage 2/3 IWPP - Kuwait

Four companies have submitted bids to lead advisory work on this project and the Al Khairan IWPP: 1) EY; 2) KPMG; 3) PwC; 4) Rödl Middle East.

Al Khairan IWPP - Kuwait

Four companies have submitted bids to lead advisory work on this project and the Az-Zour North 2/3 IWPP: 1) EY; 2) KPMG; 3) PwC; 4) Rödl Middle East.

Mobile SWRO System Dubai 2 - United Arab Emirates

Mobile SWRO System Dubai 1 - United Arab Emirates

Torrevieja SWRO expansion - Spain

The initial design contract has been awarded to the consortium of arada Ingeniería and Desalia Water for €529,950 (excl. VAT).

Eyre Peninsula, SA (formerly SA Ceduna/Penong Region) - Australia

After more than a year of negotiation with residents, the client has decided to seek a new site for the plant, after the original location was deemed too close to a conservation site. Once a new si...

Pure Water Project Las Virgenes-Triunfo - U.S.A.

Six proposals were received in June 2020 for the role of owner's advisor/programme manager for the full-scale project. An award is expected in early September 2020. One of the programme manager's t...

Pure Water Project Demo - U.S.A.

The Pure Water demonstration project completed its start-up phase at the end of June 2020. A ribbon-cutting ceremony is planned for 11 September 2020.

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

At a virtual contractor expo dedicated to the Pure Water San Diego project held on 28 July 2020, the City outlined the timetable for advertising the ten remaining construction packages (of which si...

Changi NEWater Factory 3 - Singapore

PUB has released a tender for professional engineering services to assist with the development of the plant. A non-mandatory site briefing is scheduled to be held on 7th August 2020, with proposals...

Corpus Christi SWRO, TX 2 - U.S.A.

On 23 July 2020, the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) approved a $222,475,000 loan to fund a 20MGD (75,700m3/d) SWRO facility (expandable up to 30MGD) at the Inner Harbor site.

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

On 22 July 2020, the Santa Ana Regional Water Quality Control Board issued a staff report recommending that the project's NPDES permit be renewed, and accepting that there is an identified need for...

El Tarf - Algeria

AEC has decided to cancel the tender and re-launch the project in Q4 2020. The decision is part of a greater strategic re-think about how to take desalination forward in Algeria. Three companies ha...

Alger West (Fouka Marine) - Algeria

AEC has decided to cancel the tender and re-launch the project in Q4 2020. The decision is part of a greater strategic re-think about how to take desalination forward in Algeria. Two companies had ...

Weatherford reuse project, TX - U.S.A.

Attendees at the non-mandatory pre-bid meeting held on 23 July 2020 included representatives from the following companies: Bobbitt Construction, Custom Automated Controls, Inc., Fort Worth Electric...

Ras Al-Khair (MSF) - Saudi Arabia

At least 29 expressions of interest were received by the deadline at the end of June. Bodies that expressed interest included: Aberdeen Standard, Actis, ACWA Power, Advanced Water Technology, Al Ba...

Ras Al-Khair (RO) - Saudi Arabia

At least 29 expressions of interest were received by the deadline at the end of June. Bodies that expressed interest included: Aberdeen Standard, Actis, ACWA Power, Advanced Water Technology, Al Ba...

Sagunto - Spain

To operate and maintain the 23,600m3/d Sagunto seawater reverse osmosis plant, which is currently operated by Pavagua/Pavasal. A tender was published on 20 July 2020, and a site visit has been sche...

Guerbes SWRO - Algeria

AEC plans to open the bid envelopes in late July 2020. This was initially planned for February, but was delayed due to COVID-19. Three companies were understood to have submitted technical bids dur...

Souk Tleta - Algeria

Rehabilitation and operational support for the 200,000m3/d Souk Tleta desalination plant in Algeria. The submissions deadline for proposals has been pushed back to late July 2020 due to COVID-19. T...

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

The successful negotiation of a milestone labour agreement means the City is ready to start advertising construction bids for the large components of the project in August 2020. To this end, a virt...

Kangaroo Island desalination plant - Australia

On 15 July 2020, the Federal and South Australian governments announced an additional A$15 million (US$10.5 million) of funding for the project, bringing the total committed to A$47.8 million (US$3...

Adeje-Arona RO expansion, Tenerife - Spain

The adjudicating board has proposed awarding the support work contract to Ayesa for €166,100. No date has yet been set for tendering the DB contract. The project will be financed by the central gov...

Lake Jennings AWPF - U.S.A.

On 14 July 2020, the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California voted to provide up to $91.8 million to the San Diego County Water Authority for water produced by the East County Advanced W...