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Desalter is off to a Fast start

Last week, WDR announced that Aquatech Systems Asia had partnered with India’s Shapoorji Pallonji Group to win four SWRO projects for Gujarat Water Infrastructure Ltd (GWIL). Following the release...

Water Desalination Report, 03-02-2020

VWS Westgarth receives contract to supply sulfate removal to Almirante Barroso MV32

MODEC, a Japan-based provider of floating solutions for the offshore oil and gas industry, has awarded Veolia Water Technologies’ VWS Westgarth, its Scotland-based subsidiary, a contract to supply...

Water Desalination Report, 03-02-2020

CWCO fully acquires Aerex Industries

Consolidated Water Company (CWCO) announced that it has acquired the remaining 49 percent interest in Aerex Industries, a Florida-based designer and manufacturer of water treatment equipment...

Water Desalination Report, 03-02-2020

Mobile BWRO plants to install in New South Wales

Several towns along the Barwon-Darling River system in northern New South Wales (NSW), Australia, are turning to mobile BWRO plants as the region’s drought continues. The outback town of...

Water Desalination Report, 03-02-2020

WateReuse Florida to conduct webinar on Developing Regulatory Frameworks for Potable Reuse

WateReuse Florida will hold a webinar on Developing Regulatory Frameworks for Potable Reuse on 5 February from 2:00–3:00 PM EST. Jacobs’ Larry Schimmoller and the City of Plant City’s Lynn Spivey...

Water Desalination Report, 03-02-2020

CalAm to resubmit development permit application for MPWSP

California’s Coastal Commission’s staff has recommended that CalAm Water withdraw and resubmit the coastal development permit application for its proposed 6.4 MGD (24,225 m3/d) SWRO plant, which is...

Water Desalination Report, 03-02-2020

Harold Fravel

Harold Fravel has retired as the executive director of AMTA at the end of 2019. Previously, he worked for Dow Chemical for 36 years. He is available to assist with membrane projects, training or...

Water Desalination Report, 03-02-2020

AEC release RFP for Souk Tleta SWRO plant

Algerian Energy Company (AEC) has launched an RFP for a contractor to rehabilitate and provide operational support for its 200,000 m3 /d (52.8 MGD) Souk Tleta SWRO plant. Theplant was designed...

Water Desalination Report, 03-02-2020

Michael Grossman joined Heartland Water Technology

Michael Grossman has been appointed as the director of applications engineering for Heartland Water Technology. Formerly the director of sales for Scinor Water America, he will remain based in...

Water Desalination Report, 03-02-2020

Ignacio Zuñiga joined TECEXSA

Ignacio Zuñiga has been appointed as the commercial director of TECEXSA, a Spanish supplier of the DesalFloat DAF system. Formerly the director of international business development for Cadagua, he...

Water Desalination Report, 03-02-2020

Caserones - Chile

As of February 2020, the plan to build a new desalination plant is no longer being considered, although Lumina Copper has indicated that it may reconsider this project in the future.

Cabo San Lucas expansion - Mexico

The term of the proposed contract has been lengthened from 20 years to 25 years, and the expected cost revised downwards slightly. The tender process is expected to be initiated later in H1 2020, a...

Palo Alto Reuse, CA - U.S.A.

Palo Alto City Council is due to accept the Northwest County Recycled Water Strategic Plan Report at its meeting on 2nd March 2020. Meanwhile, an RFP for the design of the 1.125MGD (4,258m3/d) salt...

Yanbu 4 IWP - Saudi Arabia

The Engie-led team has been confirmed as preferred bidder by the SWPC, submitting a tariff of SAR1.7446/m3 ($0.47/m3). The list of compliant bids opened is as follows, with the levelised water tari...

Jubail 3a IWP - Saudi Arabia

Sources in the market have suggested that the project could set yet another record tariff for the cost of desalination, with figures as low as SAR1.65 ($0.44) per cubic metre mentioned. Rumours ind...

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

At its meeting on 18 February 2020, the Board authorised the award of the progressive design-build contract for the conveyance element of the project to a Kennedy Jenks/Garney team, for $5,058,583....

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

At its meeting on 18 February 2020, the Board is expected to authorise the award of the progressive design-build contract for the conveyance element of the project to a Kennedy Jenks/Garney team, f...

Yanbu 4 IWP - Saudi Arabia

The Engie-led team has been confirmed as the lowest bidder by the SWPC, submitting a tariff of SAR1.7446/m3 ($0.47/m3). The list of compliant bids opened is as follows, with the levelised water tar...

Jubail 3b IWP - Saudi Arabia

A scheduled site visit has been cancelled, and although rumours suggest that the project may temporarily be in stasis, there has been no official confirmation from the client on the schedule for pr...

Jubail 1 replacement SWRO - Saudi Arabia

The project is now considered likely to move ahead, after SWCC secured a SAR1.6 billion ($430 million) bridge financing agreement to support construction of this plant and its sister project in Kho...

Khobar 2 replacement SWRO - Saudi Arabia

The progress of the project has been boosted after SWCC secured a SAR1.6 billion ($430 million) bridge financing agreement to support construction of this plant and its sister project in Jubail. Th...

Facility E IWPP - Qatar

The bid submissions deadline has been further extended, and now falls on 2nd April 2020. Sources have indicated that six bidding groups are involved, and the client now hopes to sign a purchase agr...

Sydney desal expansion - Australia

State pricing regulator IPART received three submissions prior to a 31 January 2020 deadline as part of its investigation into the increased prices that can be charged by SDP to support an expansio...

Gaza Central Desalination Plant - Palestine

The World Bank has confirmed it will be supplying a $15 million grant, alongside $42 million from 10 national donors and $60 million from the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development, to fund asso...

West Coast Basin Brackish Water Reclamation Project - U.S.A.

WRD hopes to hear later this spring whether its application for a USBR Desalination and Water Purification grant to fund a pilot study has been successful. Meanwhile, additional studies are underwa...

Lake Jennings AWPF - U.S.A.

Attendees at the pre-SOQ meeting held on 11 February 2020 for the $30 million contract to build a 10.2-mile purified water pipeline and a dechlorination facility included representatives from the f...

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

Following an inspection of the advanced water purification facility on 4th February 2020 by the State Division of Drinking Water, the final start-up and commissioning of the injection facilities is...

Oceanside,CA - U.S.A.

An RFP for the design of a brine minimisation step at the City of Oceanside's existing 6.37MGD (24,110m³/d) reverse osmosis plant, the Mission Basin Groundwater Purification Facility, is likely to ...

Oceanside IPR, CA - U.S.A.

Wigen Water Technologies is understood to have been selected as the UF/RO membrane systems supplier, using Hydranautics membranes. Trojan is believed to have been chosen as the UV system supplier.

Ilo desal plant (Moquegua) - Peru

One project proposal submitted during the September 2019 window has been selected for further evaluation by MVCS and ProInversión. The undisclosed project proponent will be responsible for formulat...

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

An RFQ for the design-build contract to build the first of five full-scale advanced water treatment plants has been released, and a non-mandatory pre-qualification conference has been scheduled for...

Bahía de Palma - Spain

O&M for three years, renewable thereafter by up to two years in one-year increments. To operate and maintain the 64,800m3/d Bahía de Palma desalination plant, which is currently operated by Suez. B...

Fortaleza SWRO - Brazil

On 4th February 2020, the Tribunal de Contas of Ceará State issued a series of recommendations for altering the draft "edital", which it claims could generate savings of around BRL49 million ($11.5...

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

An RFP relating to the contract to operate the future North Pleasant Valley Water Desalter is now expected to be sent to shortlisted bidders in Q1 2020, ahead of an award by 30 June 2020. The short...

Cabo San Lucas expansion - Mexico

The procurement schedule for the project has been pushed back, with a project tender now anticipated in March 2020. The national government's infrastructure plan, released on 26 November 2019, envi...

Gaza Central Desalination Plant - Palestine

The EIB has launched a tender process for a €4.8 million three-year technical assistance contract to help implement the proposed desalination project. Expressions of interest are due in on 6th Marc...

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

Three companies have been shortlisted for the O&M contract – which is styled as an "operations and management-at-risk" (OMAR) contract: Inframark, Jacobs, and Suez. An award is likely to follow in ...

Los Pelambres - Chile

Aquatech has been awarded the contract to supply the desalination system. Bechtel Engineering holds the EPC contract in January 2019.

Erongo Region Desalination Plant - Namibia

The concept workshop for the desalination feasibility study was held in Windhoek on 29-30 January 2020, and brought all the stakeholders together to evaluate the preliminary findings. The study, wh...

South Tarawa Water Supply Project - Kiribati

The tendering schedule for the project has been delayed, with the contracts for the desalination plant and the water network now expected to be tendered at the end of Q2 2020.