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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

Hassyan SWRO - United Arab Emirates

On 25 November, DEWA officially named the Utico team as preferred bidder, indicating it would develop the project with a chosen capacity of 120MIGD.

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

The Santa Ana Regional Water Quality Control Board is due to consider the renewal of the NPDES permit for the AES electricity generating station at its meeting on 4th December 2020.

Antioch BWRO, CA - U.S.A.

At its meeting on 24 November 2020, City Council authorised $15 million in interim financing to cover part of the capital cost of the project.

Sagunto - Spain

The economic bids for the €207,210, 4.5-month temporary contract are as follows: 1) Abengoa Agua (€145,000); 2) Acciona Agua (€134,684); 3) Cadagua (€164,271); 4) Pavagua Ambiental (€155,408); 5) R...

Adeje Arona WWTP - Spain

The economic and technical bids are as follows: 1) Cadagua/Acciona (€3.947 million/35.25 pts); 2) Aqualia (€3.898 million/30.5 pts); 3) Ionics Ibérica (€3.574 million/30.25 pts); 4) Sacyr Agua/Sant...

San Pedro del Pinatar, Murcia - Spain

The contract has now officially been awarded to Acciona Agua. The company bid €2.373 million, and received a technical score of 45 pts.

KGPC BWRO plant - Iran

The client has extended the deadline for the submission of technical and financial proposals until 20 December 2020.

Santa Rosa Valley Desalter, CA - U.S.A.

As of November 2020 the project remains on hold.

Indian Wells Valley BWRO - U.S.A.

On 19 November 2020, the Indian Wells Valley Groundwater Authority board approved a funding agreement with the Indian Wells Valley Water District (as lead agency) for the brackish water study. As o...

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

Inframark is understood to be the preferred O&M contractor, and negotiations are believed to be underway ahead of a formal contract signing.

Antioch BWRO, CA - U.S.A.

At its meeting on 24 November 2020, City Council is due to vote on whether to authorise $15 million in interim financing to cover part of the capital cost of the project. The money would be provide...

IGCAR SWRO upgrade - India

To operate and maintain an existing 2MIGD (9,092m3/d) seawater reverse osmosis plant serving the Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research (IGCAR) at Kalpakkam. The scope of the contract also includ...

Al Ghubrah 3 IWP - Oman

The GS Inima/Sogex team has been issued a letter of award for the contract. Fisia Italimpianti is the EPC contractor.

Tuas WRP - Singapore

Ten bids were received for contract C2B, which covers the product water pumping facilities: 1) China Harbour (Singapore) Engineering Company (S$125 million); 2) China State Construction Engineering...

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

An RFQ for the design-build phase is expected to be released in January 2021, with an RFP scheduled to be released to shortlisted bidders in March 2021. An award is likely in July 2021.

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

In November 2020, Oxnard's aquifer storage and recovery project was named as one of 67 initiatives to submit a letter of interest in accessing financing under the $5 billion FY2020 WIFIA loan progr...

Ventura Water IPR/DPR phase 1 - U.S.A.

In November 2020, this project was named as one of 67 initiatives to submit a letter of interest in accessing financing under the $5 billion FY2020 WIFIA loan programme.

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

In November 2020, Phase I of the project was named as one of 67 initiatives to submit a letter of interest in accessing financing under the $5 billion FY2020 WIFIA loan programme. The interest in a...

Provo WRF, UT - U.S.A.

In November 2020, the ASR project was named as one of 67 initiatives to submit a letter of interest in accessing financing under the $5 billion FY2020 WIFIA loan programme.

El-Quseir IWP - Egypt

A desalination plant to be procured on a privately financed basis, with a capacity of 20-40,000m3/d. Egypt's Ministry of Finance has confirmed the process of tendering the project will begin in Jan...

Hamam City IWP - Egypt

A desalination plant to be procured on a privately financed basis, with a capacity of 190,000m3/d. Egypt's Ministry of Finance has confirmed the process of tendering the project will begin in Janua...

Marsa Alam IWP - Egypt

A desalination plant to be procured on a privately financed basis, with a capacity of 20-40,000m3/d. Egypt's Ministry of Finance has confirmed the process of tendering the project will begin in Jan...

Safaga IWP - Egypt

A desalination plant to be procured on a privately financed basis, with a capacity of 20-40,000m3/d. Egypt's Ministry of Finance has confirmed the process of tendering the project will begin in Jan...

Kerkennah - Tunisia

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

Shuqaiq 4 (SWCC) - Saudi Arabia

GWI understands that a contractor has been lined up, although no formal announcement on a signature has yet been made.

Shoaiba 5 (SWCC) - Saudi Arabia

GWI understands that a contractor has been lined up, although no formal announcement on a signature has yet been made.

Hassyan SWRO - United Arab Emirates

The Utico team is understood to have been selected to carry out the contract. It submitted the lowest bid with a tariff of $0.27762/$0.26124 for capacities of 120MIGD and 180MIGD respectively. Seco...

San Pedro del Pinatar, Murcia - Spain

To operate and maintain the 65,000m3/d San Pedro del Pinatar I seawater reverse osmosis plant, which was designed, built, and has been operated by Acciona Agua since 2006. The technical and econo...

Antioch BWRO, CA - U.S.A.

Sealed proposals for the construction contract are now due in by 2nd December 2020, after the deadline was pushed back.

Sagunto - Spain

The bidding process for the new two-year O&M contract was relaunched on 6th November 2020 following the settlement of the appeals procedure. Bids are due in by 9th December 2020, and the economic b...