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Seed-Blanket scratched

AEC's announcement last week that it was dropping joint construction plans with the California Dept. of Water Resources of the 525 MW(e) seed and blanket breeder nuclear power reactor also affects...

Water Desalination Report, 06-01-1966

Large plant studies

Though the seed-blanket project and whatever effect it might have had on large dual desalting plants now never will be known, 1966 may well be the year in which building plans harden for three big...

Water Desalination Report, 06-01-1966

Patent pedicament

On Oct. 19, after seven 7-yrs. of inquiry by the U.S. Patent Office, Aqua-Chem was awarded a basic patent (No. 3,213,000 bearing Reid Ewing's name as inventor) for the long tube flash evaporator....

Water Desalination Report, 06-01-1966

Hess oil unit

Reports are, yet unconfirmed by the principal parties, Westinghouse will build the first desalting job to be awarded in 1966, the 174,000 GPD, $200,000 unit for Hess Oil's refinery on St. Croix,...

Water Desalination Report, 06-01-1966

Industrial contractor hired, first designs completed for OSW large plant

Ebasco has been selected as industrial contractor for OSW's 50 MGD desalting plant design program and the first two of 15 design studies for the large plant which OSW has contracted for with...

Water Desalination Report, 23-12-1965

Ferguson and Flour designs for 50 MGD desalting plant program

First glances at the H.K. Ferguson and Fluor designs, show a combination multi-effect, multi-stage flash plant recommended by Ferguson and a more conservative multi-stage flash process by Fluor....

Water Desalination Report, 23-12-1965

Aerojet to build reverse osmosis pilot plant

Aerojet General won out in the hot competition to build a 50,000 GPD reverse osmosis pilot plant, next step in OSW's long term development scheme to lift the reverse osmosis process to commercial...

Water Desalination Report, 23-12-1965

Desalting plants at Virgin Islands

A new 1 MGD desalting plant will be built in the Virgin Islands on St. Croix Island, but when is up to the V.I. Legislature. The Legislature has set about building up the water and power capacity...

Water Desalination Report, 23-12-1965

Desalting Technical Literature

Comes now the heftiest listing of desalting technical literature--both on pre-OSW and OSW-generated, foreign and domestic and private- and govt.-funded R&D--yet printed anywhere. In short, OSW...

Water Desalination Report, 23-12-1965

OSW publish Engineers handbook

First desalting engineers handbook also has just been published by OSW and doubtlessly will prove a boon to those engaged in design and engineering of sea water conversion facilities. The handbook...

Water Desalination Report, 23-12-1965

Torrevieja SWRO expansion - Spain

An engineering services contract to revise the basic design for the expansion of the plant was put out to tender on 30 December 2020. Bids are due in by 21 January 2021.

Sagunto - Spain

The 4.5-month temporary O&M contract has been awarded to Pavagua for €155,408. The final assessment of the bids for the temporary contract was as follows: 1) Cadagua (€164,271/83.79 pts); 2) Pavagu...

Bethanie Desal Pilot - Namibia

NamWater has awarded the contract for the Bethanie plant to CSB/TWS/Mascara, and the contract for the Grünau plant to NEC Power & Pumps. The plants are expected to come online in Q2 or Q3 2021.

El Ejido WWTP, Almería - Spain

To expand the existing 12,459m3/d wastewater treatment plant at El Ejido, and ensure tertiary treatment capacity for agricultural reuse. In December 2020, the Andalucían regional government announc...

Monte Reverón WWTP, Tenerife - Spain

To design and build a new wastewater treatment plant with a capacity of up to 24,000m3/d to serve a population of up to 232,000 inhabitants in the municipality of Arona, Tenerife. The plant will al...

Roquetas de Mar WWTP, Almería - Spain

To expand the existing wastewater treatment plant at In December 2020, the Andalucían regional government announced an agreement with the Spanish government to finance 50% of this project. No date ...

Adra WWTP, Almería - Spain

To expand the existing Adra wastewater treatment plant, and ensure tertiary treatment capacity for agricultural reuse. In December 2020, the Andalucían regional government announced an agreement wi...

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

Bids for the $110 million Morena Pump Station contract are now due in on 13 January 2021, after the deadline was pushed back once again. Attendees at the mandatory online pre-bid meetings held on 2...

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

The second of two mandatory pre-bid meetings is due to be held on 23 December 2020 in connection with the pre-qualification process for the $208.66 million North City Water Reclamation Plant expans...

Parsian, Dashti & Koshkonar SWRO - Iran

To build, own, and operate a seawater reverse osmosis plant with a capacity of 10,500m³/d to supply drinking water to the cities of Parsian, Dashti, and Koshkonar and rural coastal regions in Hormo...

Sagunto - Spain

On 22 December 2020, the appeals tribunal announced the temporary suspension of the tender process for the new two-year O&M contract, although the economic bids are still due to be opened on 14 Jan...

Tenerife Oeste (Guía de Isora) reuse - Spain

The list of bidders is as follows: 1) Acciona Agua (50%)/Acciona Construcción (50%); 2) Construcciones Sánchez Dominguez-Sando; 3) Copisa Constructora Pirenaica; 4) UTE Dragados (60%)/Drace Infraes...

Horamavu STP, Bangalore - India

The bid submissions deadline relating to the tender for consultancy services has been extended, and now falls on 5th January 2021. Bid opening is set to follow on 7th January 2021.

Antioch BWRO, CA - U.S.A.

At a special meeting on 18 December 2020, City Council voted unanimously to award the construction contract to the lowest responsible bidder, Shimmick Construction, for $86,689,000. The total budge...

South Oxnard Plain - U.S.A.

Groundwater modelling to determine the feasibility of the project is now underway, and the results are expected by June or July 2021.

San Juan Basin groundwater recharge, CA - U.S.A.

The permitting process for the project is still ongoing, with the client having to address some concerns raised by the regulatory agency. As such, construction procurement, which was originally ant...

Western Galilee - Israel

A request for proposals has been issued. Two leading bidders will be chosen to go through to a direct competition stage. Statements of qualification were received in August from IDE Technologies, H...

Shuqaiq 4 (SWCC) - Saudi Arabia

An EPC contract has been awarded to Acciona Agua. The Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture officially approved the project earlier in December. In an official announcement it said that th...

Shoaiba 5 (SWCC) - Saudi Arabia

An EPC contract is understood to have been awarded to a team comprising AWT and Rawafid. The Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture officially approved the project earlier in December. In a...

Hassyan SWRO - United Arab Emirates

Full details of the team that will be carrying out the project have yet to emerge, however market rumours have indicated that UAE state renewable energy body Masdar may play a role.

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

**Correction** At its meeting on 4th December 2020, the Santa Ana Regional Water Quality Control Board voted to renew the NPDES permit for the AES electricity generating station. A separate NPDES p...

Gabès desalination plant phase 1 - Tunisia

GCT has shortlisted six consortia: Abengoa, Aqualia, Cobra, Engie/Nareva, GS Inima/Almar Water, and Metito/Mowah/TECI/Mitsubishi. An RFP is expected towards the end of Q1 2021. Two consortia did no...

KGPC BWRO plant - Iran

The client has extended the deadline for the submission of technical and financial proposals until 6th January 2021. Nine Iranian EPC contractors were previously shortlisted to bid on the project.

Casablanca desal plant - Morocco

The submissions deadline for bids relating to the 12-month water quality and hydrodynamic surveys has been extended to 25 December 2020. The goal is to identify the best locations for the plant's i...

Tenerife Oeste and Granadilla reuse - Spain

The economic and technical bid scores for Lot 3 (the design-build contract for the Los Letrados WWTP) are as follows: 1) UTE ACSA Obras e Infraestructuras (50%) - Heliopol (50%): €13.221 million/13...

Lake Jennings AWPF - U.S.A.

At its meeting on 10 December 2020, the JPA Board authorised the award – to the AECOM/WM Lyles team – of phase 1 of the combined $35 million contract to build a 3.5-mile force main, a 3-mile residu...

Silicon Valley AWPC expansion, CA - U.S.A.

On 10 December 2020, Valley Water issued an RFP seeking consultancy services relating to the preliminary geotechnical alignment of the pipelines that will convey purified water from the planned adv...

North Pleasant Valley Water Desalter Phase 1 - U.S.A.

In early December 2020, the US Bureau of Reclamation is understood to have recommended that the North Pleasant Valley Desalter project be awarded a further $3,443,367 of funding under the Water Inf...

Doheny Desalination Project, CA (phase 1) - U.S.A.

In early December 2020, the US Bureau of Reclamation is understood to have recommended that the Doheny desalination project be awarded a further $5,673,500 of funding under the Water Infrastructure...

Al Ghubrah 3 IWP - Oman

The developers are understood to be targeting mid-2021 for financial close on the project. In late November 2020 a letter of award was issued to a team comprising GS Inima (52%), Sogex Oman (24%) a...