Monthly Archives: Januar 2019

County Water Authority Refinances Bonds for Savings of $18 Million – San Diego

The San Diego County Water Authority announced Wednesday that it has saved nearly $18 million in debt payments by refinancing the bonds used to construct part of the Claude “Bud” Lewis Carlsbad Desalination Plant.

The savings topped prior projections of $13.6 million through June 2046, according to the Water Authority. A total of 45 investors, including J.P. Morgan Securities LLC and Goldman Sachs, made nearly $2 billion in orders for the bonds.

Investors were attracted to the water authority’s strong credit and history of providing a reliable water supply, according to the agency.

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Acciona wins $572m Saudi desalination project deal – Saudi Arabia

Acciona, a leading supplier of sustainable infrastructure solutions and renewable energy projects, has secured a €500 million ($572 million) contract from Saudi government to finance, design and build the new Shuqaiq 3 desalination plant and operate and maintain it for 25 years.

The project was awarded by Water and Electricity Company (WEC), the state-owned company in charge of desalination and water treatment projects, to the Acciona consortium which comprises partners Marubeni Corporation, Abdul Latif Jameel-CDC and Rawafid Alhadarah Holding Company, said a statement from Acciona.

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GWCL operates at full capacity – Ghana

The Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) says majority of its water treatment plants across the country are producing water at full capacity.

According to the Director of Communications at the GWCL, the Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) says majority of its water treatment plants across the country are producing water at full capacity.

According to the Director of Communications at the GWCL, Mr Stanley Martey, the improved water production was as a result of fewer pollutants in the water bodies from which the company extracted water.

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Yokogawa Wins a Control System Order for the Provisur Seawater Desalination Project in Peru – Peru – South America

Yokogawa Electric Corporation announces that the Peru branch of Yokogawa América do Sul (a Yokogawa Electric Corporation subsidiary) has received a control system order from Técnicas de Desalinización de Aguas, S.A. (Tedagua) for a water desalination plant and associated facilities that it is building for Servicio de Agua Potable y Alcantarillado de Lima S.A. (SEDAPAL) in the Santa Maria district of Lima, the capital of Peru.

With the Provisur seawater desalination project, Peru’s first reverse osmosis desalination plant is being constructed to supply 35,000 m3 of potable water per day to the 100,000 residents of the Santa Maria district.

Water distribution and sewer pipelines (total length: 260 km), a sewage treatment plant (daily capacity: 15,500 m3), and an undersea pipeline (780 m) for the discharge of treated water are also being built.

Part of the treated water will be used for watering plants in the local area. Expectations are high for this project because Lima and other coastal areas in Peru have a desert climate that gets very little rain throughout the year.

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Desalination plant should be reserved for extreme occasions – Sydney

This weekend brings a bittersweet moment when Sydneysiders are reminded that we don’t live on just those sweet rains from heaven. After six years of trouble and tempest, we’re getting our desalination plant back.

The plant, at Kurnell, is designed to be used when Sydney’s dams fall below 60 per cent capacity, a (water) mark expected this weekend.

When running at full tilt, in six to eight months from switching on, the plant will produce 250 million litres a day – or about 15 per cent of Sydney’s drinking water.

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Egypt’s new administrative capital getting its own ‘Nile’ – Egypt

Egypt is racing against time to build a river in the middle of the desert, to go with the new administrative capital it is working on about 30 miles (45 kilometers) east of Cairo.

On Jan. 14, Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly attended the construction launch of the Green River project, worth 9 billion Egyptian pounds ($501.8 million), in the $45 billion new administrative capital. Seven construction companies are working on the project, which involves hundreds of workers.

Madbouly said during the ceremony that the man-made river will link a series of the new administrative capital’s “smart,” modern neighborhoods and will feature a chain of gardens making up one of the most distinctive botanical parks in the world.

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Aquatech Partners with OXY on One of the Largest Produced Water Treatment Systems in the World

Occidental Petroleum Corporation’s (OXY) Enhanced Oil Recovery Field is located in the south-central area of the Sultanate of Oman, approximately 660 kilometers from Muscat and 560 kilometers from Salalah.

This oilfield was producing approximately 10,000 barrels of oil per day. A project was estalished to increase production to 150,000 barrels per day, to include the addition of a large scale steam flood facility for the recovery of approximately two billion barrels of oil over the life of the project.

In a Steam Flood Enhanced Oil Recovery process, water is generated into steam on-site and injected in the wells (approximately 800 well pairs at this particular Oman plant). Steam injection lowers the viscosity of heavy oil suitable for extraction through the production wells.

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PUWU petitions Akufo-Addo over Teshie Desalination Plant operations – Teshie – Ghana

The Public Utility Workers Union, PUWU has petitioned President Akufo-Addo to discontinue the operations of the Teshie Desalination Plant due to the cost burden on the Ghana Water Company Limited.

According to the petition sighted by Prime Business and signed by the General Secretary of PUWU of TUC GH, Micheal Adumatta Nyantakyi, the Teshie Desalination Plant has the potential to collapse the whole Ghana Water Company.

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Sydney desalination plant just days from starting up as dam levels dive – Kurnell – Australia

Sydney households will have up to $35 added to their annual water bills to cover the restart of the city’s desalination plant, the Berejiklian government says.

On Tuesday, Sydney and Wollongong’s dams were 60.3 per cent full, marginally above the trigger point for switching on the desalination plant. On current projections, the sub-60 per cent mark is likely to be crossed this weekend.

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Metito consortium wins big Saudi sewage plant contract – Saudi

A consortium led by UAE-based Metito Group, a leader in total intelligent water management solutions in emerging markets, has been awarded a contract by the Saudi government to set up the country’s first independent sewage treatment plant project (ISTP).

The consortium includes key partners Mowah, one of the largest private water desalination companies in Saudi Arabia and Orascom Construction, a leading global engineering and construction contractor in the region.

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