Monthly Archives: September 2018

Public wants Perth water to come from desalination plant – Perth – Australia

Almost half of people in WA want Perth’s next major source of drinking water to be another desalination plant, the biggest survey of its kind has found.

Releasing the results of an 18-month consultation to gauge public views about Perth’s water future, the Water Corporation said desalinated ocean water was by far the most popular choice for the city’s next supply source.

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EGP 3.4bn revenues of SCZone form settlements with investors – Egypt

The Suez Canal Economic Zone (SCZone) has achieved revenues worth EGP 3.4bn since early April 2017 through settling problems with investors who are in the region since 1998 by 99.8%.

Mohab Mamish, the chairperson of the Suez Canal Authority and SCZone, said that the region has increased a number of assets that have not existed before, contributing to improving its credit and financial rating.

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Chilean environmental authority approves largest desalination plant in Latin America – Chile – South America

The environmental authority in Chile approved after more than a year of evaluation, the development of the largest desalination plant in Latin America, with an initial investment of about $500 million.

Trends Industrial’s ENAPAC project will desalinate sea water for industrial clients in the Atacama desert and mining region in the north of the country, with a maximum capacity of 2,630 liters of water per second.

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Madras High Court puts on hold commissioning of desalination plant in Chennai; postpones hearing till 1 October – Chennai – India

The Madras High Court has restrained Chennai Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board from issuing work order to successful bidder of the contract for construction of third desalination plant at Nemmeli till further orders.

Justice V Bharathidasan gave the interim order on Tuesday on the petition by Suez International, a French company seeking to declare it as the only technically qualified bidder in the tender floated by the Chennai Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board (CMWSSB) for construction of the 150 MLD plant.

The petitioner also sought the court to restrain CMWSSB from opening the price bid till the disposal of the plea.

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Huntington Beach desalination project would help meet region’s water needs – Huntington Beach – California – USA

As the price of imported water continues to rise, and technological advances for seawater desalination improve efficiencies, California’s time to turn ocean water into drinking water has come.

Orange County is poised to integrate purified ocean water into its drinking water portfolio, just as San Diego has successfully done by producing 35 billion gallons of drinking water from the Pacific Ocean in just three short years.

The ocean is the world’s largest reservoir; it’s always full and sits on our front doorstep. At the cost of a half-penny per gallon, seawater desalination is cost-competitive with the development of other new water supplies.

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100 MLD desalination plant to come up at Dahej – Dahej – India

A desalination plant will be commissioned to cater the growing water requirement in the Petroleum Chemicals and Petrochemical Investment Region (PCPIR) located at Dahej.

The plant will draw water from the Arabian Sea, desalinate and purify it to make it potable and suitable for industrial consumption.

Sources in the Gujarat Industrial Development Corporation (GIDC) said that the tender for setting up the plant will soon be floated.

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Why Goa needs desalination plants – Goa – India

An unprecedented water supply crisis is developing. The environment department needs to immediately begin work to identify 20 hectares plots one each in north and south Goa and call for global tenders to build two ultramodern mega desalination plants.

A provision of `1000 crores need to be made in the budget estimates, 2019-20 for two plants costing `500 crores each with capacity of 100 million liters per day (MLD) enough to augment and supply water to one million people.

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Strategic blueprint to boost water security – Bahrain

A new plant and expansion of existing ones will bolster Bahrain’s capacity to cope with the ever-increasing demand for water, the Electricity and Water Authority said yesterday.

This is part of the authority’s strategic power and water masterplan to meet future needs, according to a statement.

Bahrain’s water production plants generate about 186 million gallons of desalinated water per day, it said.

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Finding a solution for Egypt’s water crisis – Egypt

Early in January this year, a sudden decrease in the level of the Nile River water in the waterway made controversy over the country and among Egyptians who were stunned and felt worried about the future of the country amid the construction of the Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), which is believed to threaten Egypt’s water security.

The decrease in the amount of water was described at that time as normal and happens since about 100 years since the beginning of December until the end of January every year, according to Minister of Transportation Hesham Arafat.

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Desal plants might do less damage to marine environments than we thought – Sydney – Australia

The Conversation) Millions of people all over the world rely on desalinated water. Closer to home, Australia has desalination plants in Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth, the Gold Coast, and many remote and regional locations.

But despite the growing size and number of desalination plants, the environmental impacts are little understood.

Our six-year study, published recently in the journal Water Research , looked at the health the marine environment before, during and after the Sydney Desalination Plant was operating.

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