Monthly Archives: März 2019

American group wins $9m Saudi Arabia water desalination contracts – Saudi Arabia

President and chief executive officer of Energy Recovery, Chris Gannon, did not reveal additional details of the Saudi clients, but said that the company’s backlog and pipeline at present are the “most significant” in its history, “with activity and awards spanning 2019 and 2020”.

Energy Recovery’s PX Q300 Pressure Exchanger units will be shipped to Saudi Arabia in Q2 2019, and are expected to reduce power consumption at all desalination facilities by 54.3 megawatts. 

In total, the devices will save at least 469 gigawatt-hours (GWh) of energy at the desalination facilities, which produce 380,000m3 of water per day.

The production capacity is the equivalent of “filling more than 150 Olympic-sized swimming pools”, the company said in a statement.


PUB gives Hyflux’s Tuaspring till April 30 to cure defaults

NATIONAL water agency PUB said on Friday that it has acceded to the request of Hyflux subsidiary Tuaspring Pte Ltd (TPL) for more time to cure its defaults. The default notice period has been extended from April 5 to April 30, subject to conditions.

PUB said TPL had written to it on Wednesday, requesting for the deadline to be pushed to the end of April.

The national water agency said in a statement on Friday: “TPL noted that it is currently loss-making and will require financial support from Hyflux.

However, Hyflux’s ability to provide financial support will depend on whether it is able to complete its restructuring and to obtain the investment from SM Investments.”


Antioch gets $10 million grant to design, build desalination plant – Antioch – Turkey

Antioch’s plan to build a long-awaited brackish desalination plant got a major boost this week when the City Council officially accepted a $10 million state grant that will pay toward design and construction.

The city’s grant was one of three statewide to be awarded in March 2018 from the Department of Water Resources for desalination projects under Proposition 1, but environmental reviews and other work still need to be done to free up the money.

Proposition 1, approved in 2014, set aside $725 million in grants and loans for water recycling, treatment and desalination projects.


Egypt implements 100 solar power plants since 2013 – Egypt

The Arab Organization for Industrialization has designed and implemented more than 100 solar power plants with different capacities throughout Egypt since 2013, Vice President of the Arab Organization for Industrialization Tawheed Tawfik told Egypt Today Wednesday.

Tawfik added that the authority is interested in infrastructure projects which include drinking water purification plants, Seawater desalination plants and wastewater treatment plants.

Tawfik pointed out that a number of projects will be implemented in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to set up solar power plants abroad to support the Nile Basin countries.


Egypt to get new $104mln wastewater treatment plant – Egypt

Metito Egypt, a water management solutions provider, has been awarded a project worth EGP 1.8bn to develop a wastewater treatment plant and sewage network in the New Alamein City on the Mediterranean as part of a joint venture with Orascom Construction. The project is scheduled to be completed by 2021.

The New Alamein City is considered the first model of the new generation of the millennium cities.

Located on an area of 202m square meters (sqm), it will serve as a model for the progressive and comprehensive urban planning strategy set by the Egyptian government aiming to attract a large percentage of the expected population growth in this area in the coming years.


Qatar- Amir inaugurates Umm Al Houl power plant – Qatar

His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani patronized the inauguration of Umm Al Houl Power plant, during a ceremony held by Qatar Electricity and Water Company in Umm Al Houl area on Monday morning.

The ceremony was attended by HE Prime Minister and Interior Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al-Thani, and a number of Their Excellencies ministers and members of the diplomatic corps accredited to the State.


6 power and water firms to launch IPOs in next 2 years

As many as six power generation and water desalination companies will be launching their initial public offerings (IPOs) for listing on the Muscat Securities Market (MSM) within next two years, according to Oman Power and Water Procurement Company (OPWP).

As per their project founders agreements, Oman’s independent water projects (IWPs) and independent power projects (IPPs) are required to offer a minimum 35 per cent of their share capital to the public through the IPOs within four years of the incorporation of the company.

Speaking to Muscat Daily, Yaqoob Saif al Kiyumi, chief executive officer of OPWP said there are six IPOs in the pipeline to be launched in next two years by the developers of water and power projects.


Aus-listed Fluence, Hassan Allam EPC win Egypt desalination contract – Egypt

The International Co for Water Services & Infrastructure (IWSI), a joint venture between Fluence and Egypt’s Hassan Allam EPC, will deliver the contract.

Expected to be operational in 18 months, the plant will have a capacity of 40,000m3 per day, with a future expansion capacity of 80,000m3 per day. 

New Mansoura City will have a population of approximately 250,000 upon inauguration of its Phase 1.


Sheikh Mohammed allocates $1.6bn for Northern Emirates power projects – United Arab Emirates

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, on Wednesday announced the allocation of AED5.8 billion ($1.58 billion) for water and electricity projects in the northern emirates.

Sheikh Mohammed also approved a AED2.4 billion project to build dams and a federal water network that connects the water resources of the northern emirates with that of Abu Dhabi and Dubai, state news agency WAM reported.


Egypt Races To Reduce Impact Of $5 Billion Ethiopian Dam – Egypt

An international research group has warned of “dire humanitarian consequences” if a controversial Ethiopian project to dam the Nile leads to conflict with Egypt and neighboring Sudan.

The $5 billion dam is a source of friction between the three countries that could spill over into open hostility, the Brussels-based International Crisis Group said in a report.

Egypt and Sudan fear the dam, now being built near the Sudanese border, could reduce available water to both countries.