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Key West bids tossed-out, in favor of turnkey re-bid

In Key West, it's a battle between architect-engineer and desalting plant manufacturer over which should have primary control for plant construction, and last week the manufacturer seemed to be...

Water Desalination Report, 19-11-1965

Aspinall blasts desalting program as blown-up, improperly balanced

The U. S. desalting program, more precisely the expanded desalting legislation enacted by Congress this year, took it on the chin in a jarring speecn delivered last week to the Nat'l. Reclamation...

Water Desalination Report, 19-11-1965

New water jet compression desalting process

American Hydrotherm is working on a new water jet compression desalting process -- with OSW support -- which the company claims will drop product water costs to $.35/1000 gals, in large...

Water Desalination Report, 19-11-1965

Tentative site for MWD's nuclear desalting plant

The Artificial Island site tentativeley has been approved for the MWD large nuclear desalting plant. The island would be built 4000 ft. in breakwater off Seal Beach along the Orange County coast...

Water Desalination Report, 19-11-1965

Submission of designs for West Coast Desalting Test Center opens for Architects and Engineers

Architect-Engineers have been invited to submit qualifications to OSW for perparing complete design specifications for the West Coast Desalting Test Center, OSW is giving qualified A-E firms until...

Water Desalination Report, 19-11-1965

GA reverse osmosis unit audition for acid mine waters

General Atomic's peripatetic 1400 GPD reverse osmosis unit is being auditioned this week on acid mine water. As a part of OSW's accelerated research effort on acid mine water control problems, the...

Water Desalination Report, 19-11-1965

President requested desalting plant study

The long-range desalting plant study requested by the President to help the northeast drought situation is sailing along well in advance of the 6-mos. completion deadline set for it when ordered by...

Water Desalination Report, 11-11-1965

Desalting making headlines

Desalting was making headlines last week, but in rather offbeat instances. In the first, a nationwide public opinion poll showed more people in the U.S. think govt, spending on desalting ought to...

Water Desalination Report, 11-11-1965

OSW's Fiscal budget

OSW's Fiscal 1967 budget now being justified in annual budget planning sessions with the Budget Bureau will probably weigh-in at about $35 million. The amount includes both operating and...

Water Desalination Report, 11-11-1965

Military not satisfied on Aerojet General

Aerojet General isn't passing up military application in its development of the reverse osmosis process---not by a long shot. Although paramount goal of the co.'s reverse osmosis effort is low-cost...

Water Desalination Report, 11-11-1965

Hampton Roads ASR project, VA - U.S.A.

On 26 January 2021, the Ulliman Schutte-Alberici team was approved as the winner of the design-build contract relating to the James River SWIFT facility.

Coronado golf course recycling plant, CA - U.S.A.

An RFQ for the design-build phase was released in late January 2021, and statements of qualification are due in by 25 February 2021. A list of shortlisted bidders is expected to be ready by 18 Marc...

Nainital STP - India

To construct an 18,000m3/d sewage treatment plant at Russi near Nainital town. The scope of the contract also includes the construction of a sewerage network and other allied works in Nainital town...

Kalaeloa Seawater Desalination Project, HI - U.S.A.

A two-step procurement process is scheduled to kick off in March 2021 with a qualifications phase, after which three shortlisted respondents will be asked to submit technical and price proposals. S...

Yanbu 4 IWP - Saudi Arabia

Doosan has been awarded the EPC contract for the plant, which comes with a price tag of $708 million.

Oropesa, Castellón - Spain

To operate and maintain the 58,000m3/d Oropesa seawater reverse osmosis plant, which is currently operated by Pavagua/Tedagua. A tender was published on 20 January 2021, and a site visit has been o...

Kerkennah - Tunisia

SONEDE is finalising its studies for a brackish water desalination plant, and now plans to issue an EPC tender in Q2 2021.

Phase 2, Southern Tunisia brackish water plants - Tunisia

Sonede plans to launch a new construction RFP covering all the planned desal plants (without pre-qualification, subject to KfW's approval) in Q2 2021, once the boreholes have been completed.

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

Bids for the $208.66 million North City Water Reclamation Plant expansion contract (which also includes an influent pump station and pipeline) are now due in on 3rd March 2021, after the deadline w...

Hampton Roads ASR project, VA - U.S.A.

The Ulliman Schutte-Alberici team has been selected as the preferred bidder for the design-build contract relating to the James River SWIFT facility, the first of five full-scale advanced water tre...

Michelson WRP expansion, CA - phase III - U.S.A.

The sewage treatment master plan has now been completed, and as of late January 2021, this project is one of several near-term improvements that IRWD intends to implement. The preferred alternative...

Irvine Ranch potable reuse, CA - U.S.A.

The sewage treatment master plan has now been completed, and the near-term priority at the Los Alisos WRP is to modernise the plant by constructing a new 6.25MGD (23,656m3/d) facility at the site. ...

Pure Water Soquel, CA - U.S.A.

As of January 2021, the draft 60% design plans for the new AWPF are understood to have been delivered.

Mokran Ab Niroo SWRO - Iran

To construct the first phase of a seawater reverse osmosis (SWRO) plant with a capacity of 40,000m³/d, in order to supply industrial water to the Mokran Ab Niroo company, a subsidiary of Negin Mokr...

Zarzis - Tunisia

SONEDE plans to carry out preliminary studies before commissioning a more detailed analysis by an international consultant, either later in 2021 or in 2022.

Pure Water Monterey Expansion, CA - U.S.A.

The US Bureau of Reclamation has awarded a further $9 million of funding to the Pure Water Monterey project as a whole, under the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act 2016. T...

Delhi WWTP (drains in-situ) - India

The bid submissions deadline relating to the re-issued consultancy tender has been extended, and now falls on 22 January 2021.

Kangan Petro Refining reuse - Iran

To construct a wastewater treatment plant with a capacity of 11,500m³/d to treated industrial wastewater generated by Kangan Petro Refining Company in Bushehr Province. The aim is to provide proces...

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

At its meeting on 13 January 2021, City Council voted to award a five-year O&M contract to Inframark for an amount not to exceed $11,415,942. The full-scale operations contract will be preceded by ...

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

A revised NPDES/Ocean Plan Compliance permit application is expected to be submitted later in January 2021, with approval anticipated in mid-2021.

JEA potable reuse pilots, FL - U.S.A.

The land acquisition process for the demo plant is understood to be well underway as of early 2021.

Ras Al-Khair (MSF) - Saudi Arabia

SWCC is expecting to issue an RFP in the next few weeks.

Ras Al-Khair (RO) - Saudi Arabia

SWCC is expecting to issue an RFP in the next few weeks.

KGPC BWRO plant - Iran

Eight Iranian EPC contractors have submitted their technical and financial proposals: 1) Zolal Iran Co.; 2) Shafab Co.; 3) Farab Co.; 4) Jahan Pars Co.; 5) Shimbar Co.; 6) Machine Sazi Vijeh Co. (M...

Mirfa 2 IWP - United Arab Emirates

To build a 120MIGD (545,520m3/d) desalination plant in the Mirfa region. A successful bidder will likely take a 40% stake in the project company that will own the plant, as has been the model in th...

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

Bids for the $110 million Morena Pump Station contract were received as follows: Flatiron West ($110,386,350); OHL USA ($111,627,080); PCL Construction ($120,718,777); JF Shea ($124,069,570); Steve...

Oxnard desal expansion, CA - U.S.A.

In January 2021, the client was invited to apply for a $29 million WIFIA loan to help an expansion of its ASR project (see

Tuas WRP - Singapore

The tender for contract C3E (the odour control facilities for the liquids modules) is now scheduled to be released in July 2021, after the timetable was pushed back slightly.

Changi WRP expansion (phase 2) - Singapore

A tender for the second 22MIGD expansion is now expected to be launched in April 2021. Previously, the ongoing first expansion phase was delayed due to COVID-19 and site constraints, but is expecte...

Oxnard reuse expansion, CA - U.S.A.

In January 2021, Oxnard's aquifer storage and recovery project was named as one of 55 initiatives invited to apply for the FY2020 WIFIA loan programme. The $29 million loan would support the City's...