Monthly Archives: Dezember 2019

Tesla batteries help power new solar water desalination plant in Africa – Kenya

GivePower has deployed a new water desalination plant in Africa using Tesla batteries and solar power that is now providing clean water to thousands of people.

The system has been deployed in Kiunga, a rural village in Kenya where the lack of clean water had people sometimes rely on saltwater wells or even contaminated water.

Desalination is a power-consuming process that is hard to implement in a place where power is already scarce.

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Bahri signs SR760m deal for transport of desalinated water – Saudi Arabia

Bahri, a Saudi provider of logistics and transportation, signed a 20-year agreement, valued at SR760 million ($202.6 million), with the Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC), a Saudi government corporation responsible for the desalination of seawater, producing electric power, and supplying various regions in the Kingdom with desalinated water, to transport desalinated water from floating stations to desalination tanks.

The agreement includes establishing three floating stations to desalinate water and for the transfer of desalinated water from the stations to desalination tanks. Each station will have a capacity of 50,000 cubic meters per day with a total capacity of 150,000 cubic meters a day. The project will be operational for 20 years, starting from the date of commercial operation, which is expected to be in the fourth quarter of 2020.

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The Middle East and Africa expects $133bn worth of water and sewage projects – Africa

The total pipeline of water and sewage construction projects coming across the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region is estimated at around $133.2 billion, with $19.1 billion spent this year and $30.8 billion in 2020, according to a report by Research and Markets.

The highest value of projects are at the execution stage with a total value of $58.8 billion, followed by projects in pre-execution with $40.3 billion, said Research and Markets in its “Project Insight – Water and Sewage Construction Projects: MEA” report.

There are projects worth $29.1 billion in the pre-planning stage, while those in the planning stage have a value of $4.9 billion, it added.

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As Groundwater Basins ‘Rest,’ Santa Barbara Looks to Reservoirs for Future Water Supplies – California

This winter has started out as a wet one, but even if the rain tapers off, Santa Barbara can meet the water demands of its customers through 2022 with existing supplies, according to city staff.

It’s been more than eight years since Lake Cachuma filled up and spilled, and groundwater basins all over Santa Barbara County are at historically low levels after being heavily pumped during the long drought.

Groundwater well pumps are off to help basins “rest,” and it will take an estimated five years for the basins to recover from the drought, water supply analyst Dakota Corey told the city’s Water Commission at Thursday’s meeting. That’s how long it took after the drought in the early 1990s, she said.

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Chennai takes new strides towards water security – India

After undergoing one of the worst water crisis in its history, Chennai bounced back to come up with milestone projects that could make the city water secure in the long run.

With the four major reservoirs that supply drinking water to Chennai going bone dry and deficit rains during 2018, the city’s water supply was reduced 525 million litres a day (mld). It was one of the first Indian cities to run dry early this year.

As taps stopped flowing and water became a premier commodity, residents looked deeper into the ground and sunk borewells up to a depth of 600 feet. In June, the average groundwater table in the city declined by a staggering nine metres.

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Saudi Arabia Inks Deal to Set Up Floating Desalination Plants – Saudi Arabia

A 20-year strategic agreement, valued at SAR760 million ($202 million) was signed on Sunday between the Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC) and Bahri, a global leader in logistics and transportation.

The SWCC is a Saudi Government Corporation responsible for the desalinating seawater, producing electric power and supplying various regions in the Kingdom with desalinated water to transport desalinated water from the floating stations to desalination tanks.

The agreement includes establishing three floating stations to desalinate water and transfer the desalinated water from the stations to desalination tanks.

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Energy Recovery To Profit From Thermal Desalination To Salt Water Reverse Osmosis Conversions

Energy Recovery Inc. recently announced $16.6 million in new contract wins – including its first contract to support conversion of a large-scale thermal desalination facility to SWRO.

The company’s water segment business continues to perform very well with strong gross margins.

However, significant investment in the Vor-Teq commercialization for the oil and gas market has yet to translate into corresponding revenue growth.

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The IDA Academy Presents a Masterclass on Desalination

The International Desalination Association’s Academy is delighted to present a Masterclass on Desalination, taught by Mr. Nikolay Voutchkov, PE, BCEE, Water Globe Consultants, LLC, USA.

The class will take place at the conclusion of Singapore International Water Week, from July 9-10, and is currently open for registration. The Masterclass is a two-day course, providing a comprehensive overview of all questions concerning desalination and plant management. Day 1’s program is titled, “Desalination Plant Process and Design,” and is divided into six sections including “Desalination Plant Intakes, Dissolved Air Flotation Clarifiers for HAB and Oil Spill Management,” “Pretreatment Filters,” “RO Systems,” “Desalination Plant Energy Use,” and “Concentrate Disposal.” 

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Saudi Arabia Signs Deal to Establish Floating Desalination Plants – Saudi Arabia

A 20-year strategic agreement, valued at SAR760 million ($202 million) was signed on Sunday between the Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC) and Bahri, a global leader in logistics and transportation.

The SWCC is a Saudi Government Corporation responsible for the desalinating seawater, producing electric power and supplying various regions in the Kingdom with desalinated water to transport desalinated water from the floating stations to desalination tanks.

The agreement includes establishing three floating stations to desalinate water and transfer the desalinated water from the stations to desalination tanks.

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GE secures grid substation deal for Saudi desalination plant – Saudi Arabia

GE Renewable Energy’s Grid Solutions business secured a contract by ACCIONA to supply designing, manufacturing, construction and commissioning solutions in Shuqaiq in Saudi Arabia, it said in a statement.

The desalination plant, which will provide fresh water for over 1.8 million people, is expected to be completed in 2021.

Through this deal, GE will provide a 380/132 kilovolt (kV) GIS substation, including power transformers, grid automation and telecommunication systems that will complete the electricity connection in the Shuqaiq area, providing power to the new desalination plant loads.

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