Monthly Archives: Juli 2019

Acwa Power, Mubadala ink UAQ desalination plant agreement – Saudi

Saudi-based Acwa Power, a global leader in water desalination and power generation, said its consortium with MDC Power Holding Company, an entity fully owned by Mubadala Investment Company, has entered into a water purchase agreement with Federal Electricity & Water Authority (Fewa) for a 150-million-gallons-per-day desalination plant to be located in the northern emirate of Umm Al Quwain.

Under the terms of the agreement, Fewa will hold 20 per cent of the stake, while Acwa Power and Mubadala will each own 40 per cent of the plant, which will utilise seawater reverse osmosis technology.

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Metito inaugurates desalination plant in Egypt’s Al-Arish worth $96mln – Egypt

Metito is implementing a desalination plant in Al-Arish area with a capacity of 100,000 cubic metres per day in the first phase at a cost of EGP 1.6bn.

“The project is implemented in cooperation with Orascom, and the desalinated water from this plant is sufficient for 750,000 people,” said Kareem Madour, chief executive of Metito.

The project will be completed in 2021 and is part of the overall development plan in Sinai.

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Saudi to privatize 20 desalination and sewage plants – Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia is planning to privatize 20 water desalination and sewage plants within a strategy to expand the private sector and boost public revenue as part of its Vision 2030 development blueprint, an official was quoted on Tuesday as saying.

The projects include 11 water desalination facilities with a combined output capacity of 4.3 million cubic metres per day and 9 sewage plants with a capacity of 1.1 million cubic metres per day, said Abdul Rahman Al-Zughaibi, Undersecretary for Economic and Investment Affairs at the Environment, Water and Agriculture Ministry.

He told the Arabic language daily Aleqtisadia that three targeted desalination plants are based in the Eastern port of Jubail, a desalination unit in the Western Red Sea port of Yanbu and a sewage plant in Taif in West Saudi Arabia.

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Foundation stone for 150 MLD-desalination plant laid near Chennai – Chennai – India

June 27 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Thursday laid the foundation stone for the 150 MLD-desalination plant near here.

The project involves an outlay of Rs 1,259.38 crore, the government said.

Currently, there are two desalination plants each with a capacity of 100 million litre per day (MLD) catering to the 10 lakh residents of North Chennai and nine lakh residents of South Chennai.

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Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Ltd to set up desalination plant – India

City-based Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals limited (MRPL) is to set up a permanent desalination plant to produce industrial quality fresh water, the company managing director M Venkatesh has said.

The proposed 70 MLD (million litres per day) plant at Tannirbhavi is expected to be commissioned by the end of next year, he told reporters on July 6.

MRPL will avoid a crisis during next summer by deploying a portable desalination plant.

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MPC agrees to form body to curb water losses, improve distribution – Pakistan

Journalists were not allowed to cover the event that was held behind closed doors at the seventh floor of the New Sindh Secretariat.

Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah presided over the meeting that included representatives of the ruling Pakistan Peoples Party, builders, trade and industry organisations, etc.

After the meeting, a spokesman for the CM said that as a short-term measure the meeting agreed on the formation of a committee comprising one representative each from all stakeholders to control water losses, theft and improve distribution system.

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Tamil Nadu plans new desalination plant for thermal units in north Chennai B Sivakumar – India

A new desalination plant will come up in north Chennai to cater exclusively to thermal units of Tangedco. State power minister P Thangamani announced this in the assembly on Thursday while replying to the debate on demands for grants for the electricity department.

Chennai already has two desalination plants at Minjur and Nemili, each with a capacity of 100 million litres per day (MLD).

Another plant with 150 MLD capacity will come up at Nemili. The one planned in North Chennai is the fourth desalination plant in Chennai. There are two thermal units with 600MW capacity each in North Chennai. The new unit will be set up at a cost of Rs 200 crore and will have a capacity of 10 MLD.

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78 million m³ of potable water unaccounted for last year – Oman

An estimated 78.6 million cubic metres of potable water, representing 21.6 per cent of the total output of desalinated and groundwater handled by Oman’s Public Authority for Water (Diam), remained unaccounted for in 2018.

Unaccounted for Water (UFW) —typically attributed to leaks in underground pipeline systems, metering errors and unbilled metres — represents a significant share of Diam’s revenues and is the subject of intensive mitigation efforts.

Those efforts helped bring down water losses linked to UFW from 24.3 per cent (equivalent to 98.3 million cubic metres) in 2017 to 21.6 per cent last year, according to Diam’s Executive Chairman, Mohammed bin Abdullah al Mahrouqi.

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Coca-Cola invests millions to ensure SA water security – South Africa

In light of debilitating water shortages throughout South Africa, the Coca-Cola Foundation has pledged to help alleviate this constant issue experienced throughout the country, which has been exacerbated thanks to climate change.

The foundation has invested $1.28 million (approximately R18 million) to help replenish water back into nature. It has done this through the Replenish Africa Initiative (RAIN) and has invested in five projects to remove invasive alien plant species that feed on major cities and towns.

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In battle for Libya’s oil, water becomes a casualty – Libya

While Libya’s oil lies at the heart of three months of fighting over Tripoli and years of power struggles before that, water is becoming a far bigger concern for its people.

Interruptions to water supplies are common after eight years of near-anarchy since Muammar Gaddafi was ousted, but a wider crisis is now coming to a head in a country made up mainly of arid desert and split between competing administrations.

In western Libya, finding clean water has become difficult because both the power grid and water control system have been damaged in an offensive by forces loyal to eastern-based Khalifa Haftar on Tripoli, where the U.N.-backed government is based.

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