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House Cut

Last week's $6.5 million reduction by the House in OSW's fiscal 1966 $29 million budget, a 22 per cent slash in the first installment of the Administration's ambitious long-range desalting scheme,...

Water Desalination Report, 09-04-1965

Spectre of a Scandal

Only troublesome incident encountered in passage of the barebones budget recommended by the Committee came via questions directed by Rep. H. R. Gross (R-Iowa) to Rep. Winfield (D-Ind), Chairman of...

Water Desalination Report, 09-04-1965

OSW Optimistic

Senate Hearings set for accelerated OSW Program

So much as the House cut wounded, that much and more healing balm for the accelerated desalting program was thereafter provided in the Senate by Sen....

Water Desalination Report, 09-04-1965

Desalting's International Good

Both the President and Jackson underscored the international importance and worth of a substantial desalination program here at home, The President said in his special message: "By pressing ahead...

Water Desalination Report, 09-04-1965

Aerojet to build RO pilot plants

Three reverse osmosis pilot plants will be build by Aerojet-General under contracts recently negotiated with OSW. Components and materials for the 1,000 gpd plants are already being ordered by...

Water Desalination Report, 09-04-1965

Point Loma in dispute

California Congressman are injecting themselves into a problem now weighing heavily on OSW, the question of Whither goest Point Loma II? Reps. Lionel Van Deerlin (DCalif.) and Bob Wilson (R-Calif.)...

Water Desalination Report, 09-04-1965

Budget slashed

The House of Representatives slashed $6,515,000 out of Office Saline Water's $29 million fiscal-1966 budget on Tuesday. Even as the axe descended, President Johnson beseeched both House and Senate...

Water Desalination Report, 01-04-1965

First World Desalting meeting taking shape

A star-studded world Who's Who of the desalting field is shaping-up on the program portion of the 1st International Desalination Symposium called by President Johnson for next October. Interior and...

Water Desalination Report, 01-04-1965

Titans duel over seed and blanket nuclear desalting station

On a beautiful day that rushed Spring last week, high in the Joint Committee on Atomic Energy's public hearing rooms within the tip of the Capitol dome, authorization hearings were conducted on...

Water Desalination Report, 25-03-1965

MWD joins State Water Project

Metropolitan Water District of Southern Calif. did not endorse the project. Robt. Skinner pointed out that MWD is by far the largest of the 29 agencies which have entered contracts with Warne's...

Water Desalination Report, 25-03-1965

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...