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Army develops all-aluminum, portable desalting field unit

Successful field testing for 3200-hrs., much of it under combat conditions, of a highly mobile, 150 g.p.h. desalting unit by Army Engineers has now resulted in "type classification" of the unit in...

Water Desalination Report, 22-04-1965

Gold-plated desalting plant

Believe it or not, this is the recommendation supported by research conducted by the Franklin Institute. Robert A. Erb and Edmund Thelen of Franklin have found that gold and other noble metals such...

Water Desalination Report, 22-04-1965

Desalting studies as major water source under far-reaching Texas plan

OSW and Texas have agreed to contract terms for evaluating desalination's applicability in the context of a long range water resources blueprint being drawn by the State Water Commission....

Water Desalination Report, 22-04-1965

First desalination commission in Maryland

Gov. J. Millard Tawes is taking initial steps to make Maryland the first State to establish a desalination commission. Tawes is to meet this week with State legislators to consider implementation...

Water Desalination Report, 22-04-1965

Aspinall introduces stepped-up desalting program; refuses to endorse it

Prospects of the President's accelerated $200 million desalting program got a tremendous leg-up last week in the House of Representatives. In a major policy turn, Rep. Wayne Aspinall (D-Colo.), the...

Water Desalination Report, 15-04-1965

The Aspinall position

The desalting research-development approach advocated by Aspinall over the years,is the case urged by him in early hearings this year. He wants a program of joint govt.-industry cooperation on a...

Water Desalination Report, 15-04-1965

Interior-MWD-AEC study

An example of the right kind of effort, in Aspinall's opinion, is the Govt.'s participating with a second party first in. detailed exploratory studies of a desalting plant which would greatly...

Water Desalination Report, 15-04-1965

Oak Ridge designing 250 MGD water plant

An advanced conceptual design of a 250 MGD flash distillation water plant--by far the largest facility yet broached by the U.S. desalting program-is well underway at the Oak Ridge National Lab. The...

Water Desalination Report, 15-04-1965

Let's Have "State of Desalting" Hearings

It is still hard to believe the pulverizing dent recently placed by the House Interior Appropriations Subcommittee in the fiscal 1966 desalting budget could have been executed in ignorance of the...

Water Desalination Report, 15-04-1965

House votes extra desalting funds for this year after axing OSW FY-'66 Money Bill

OSW's $3.9 million supplemental appropriations request was approved intact on Tuesday by the House of Representatives. The 343-62 favorable vote stands in marked contrast to last week's action,...

Water Desalination Report, 09-04-1965

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...