Monthly Archives: November 2019

Metito’s policy on water reuse identified as ‘progressive and disruptive’ by global awarding body – United Arab Emirates

The International Desalination Association (IDA) World Congress 2019, which recently took place during the celebration of Green Week, has recognised a number of outstanding global experts and companies in the desalination and water reuse industry. 

Metito, the global provider of smart water management solutions, was honoured with ‘Progressive Disruptive Policy in Water Reuse’ for its relentless development and continuous contribution to water policies in the region.

The award was given to the company that has been actively moving the needle in the public sector to support and grow water reuse implementation through ground-breaking projects and partnerships.


More water woes as Desalcott goes down again – Caribbean

The Water and Sewerage Authority is advising customers in parts of Central and South West Trinidad, served by the Point Lisas Desalination Plant, of an unplanned shutdown at the facility on Friday.

This was due to a leak that has developed on the fiberglass clearwell system at the Plant that will require emergency repairs.

The owner and operator of the Plant, the Desalination Company of Trinidad and Tobago (DESALCOTT), is currently in the process of assessing the full extent of the damage, after-which an estimated timeframe will be given for the completion necessary repair works.


Dewa issues RFP for Hassyan SWRO desalination plant – Dubai

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) has issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) to nine qualified bidders for the development of the Hassyan sea water reverse osmosis (SWRO) plant with a 120 million gallons per day (MIGD) capacity. 

This is the first water desalination project that Dewa has undertaken that uses the Independent Water Producer (IWP) model, said a statement from the Dubai utility. The project is expected to start operations in 2023, it added. 

For this SWRO project, Dewa said it had received a total of 34 requests for qualification (RFQs) till date. Subsequently, it evaluated them and shortlisted these nine pre-qualified bidders to submit their proposals. The last date for submitting the bids is January 31, 2020.


Nine bidders compete for Dubai desalination plant contract – Dubai

Nine bidders are set to compete for a contract to develop a 120 million gallons a day desalination plant in Dubai.

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) said it has issued a request for proposal to nine qualified bidders for the Hassyan plant. This is which is the first water desalination project that DEWA has undertaken that uses the independent water producer (IWP) model.

DEWA said it has adopted IWP for the plant, following the success of the IPP model at the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park projects.


ACWA signs Power Purchase Agreement for 200 MW photovoltaic plant in Egypt – Egypt

ACWA Power, a leading international developer and operator of power generation and water desalination facilities from Saudi Arabia has signed a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with the Government of Egypt to develop, finance, construct and operate the Kom Ombo photovoltaic plant, which will yield a capacity of 200 MW.

The signing took place under the patronage of His Excellency. Mostafa Madbouly, Prime Minister of Egypt; His Excellency Osama Naqli, the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia at Egypt; and Dr. Mohamed Shaker, Egyptian Minister of Electricity and Renewable Energy.

The PPA was signed by Rajit Nanda, Chief Investment Officer at ACWA Power, and Eng. Sabah Mashaly, Chairman of the Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company, in the presence of senior executives from ACWA Power and delegates from the Egyptian Ministry of Electricity and Renewable Energy.


ACCIONA to Supply of Electricity to ECONSSA’S Desalination Plant in Atacama – South America

The publicly owned company ECONSSA Chile SA, responsible for ensuring access to potable water and wastewater collection and treatment services in nine regions of the country, has awarded ACCIONA the supply of 100% renewable electricity to the desalination plant it is now building in the municipality of Caldera in the region of Atacama.

According to the terms of the PPA (Power Purchase Agreement), the contract will come into effect in November 2019, with a long-term horizon to cover all the desalination plant’s electricity requirements.

It is the sixth PPA for the supply of energy singed by ACCIONA in Chile. All the electricity supplied by ACCIONA will come from the company’s renewables plants in the country, where it currently has 291 MW in service and facilities under construction –some of them in the final phase of assembly and start-up- totaling 393 MW.


International Desalination Association honours DEWA’s Al Tayer – Dubai

DEWA and the International Desalination Association have concluded the 2019 World Congress.

The event was held at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre under the theme Crossroads to Sustainability, and featured prominent seminars and discussion panels, as well as a prestigious prizegiving.

A technical programme was held to explore all aspects of advanced water treatment technologies, practices, and experiences.


NMES to provide new solutions for power and water plants in ME – UAE

ACWA Power, a Saudi leader in the sectors of water desalination and conventional and renewable power generation worldwide, and its Operations and Maintenance arm, The First National Operation & Maintenance Co. (NOMAC), are expanding and fortifying their presence in the power and water market through a newly established entity – NOMAC Maintenance Energy Services (NMES).

The newly formed NMES specialises in deploying and providing technologically advanced maintenance solutions for power generation and water desalination plants.

The launch of NMES is in line with ACWA Power and NOMAC’s expansion and growth plan within power generation and water desalination plants in the region.


New desalination technology to help Palestinian farmers – Palestine

Desalination technology developed by the University of Birmingham in cooperation with academics and students in Israel, Jordan and the Palestinian Authority is going to help Palestinian farmers to fight water shortages, the UK institution announced in a statement on Thursday.

According to the statement, the equipment is going to be especially convenient to use because it is built from off-the-shelf parts and can be deployed easily and cheaply.

The prototype has been trialed in Israel and the UK and the field tests in the Palestinian Territories are going to start soon.


PV to address water scarcity – Philippines

The government of the Philippines is planning to invest heavily to address water scarcity in remote areas of Mindanao, the archipelago’s second largest island.

The Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) and the national Department of the Interior and Local Government will devote $500 million to the Mindanao Rural Water Supply project, an initiative aimed at establishing solar-powered water supply and desalination in all the “barangays” – administrative districts – of Mindanao, including the island provinces of Sulu and Palawan.

“Soon, each barangay in Mindanao, Sulu and Palawan will have clean water for drinking and irrigation,” said MinDA secretary Emmanuel Piñol, according to the government press service.