Monthly Archives: April 2020

Antioch to receive $27 million settlement from California’s Department of Water Resources – California

On April 14th, the Antioch City Council will consider the adoption of a resolution approving a historic settlement agreement between the City and California Department of Water Resources (DWR).

The agreement pays Antioch $27 million, which guarantees that they will be able to utilize its 150-year old water rights and remain in the Delta for the long-term. 

The $27 million, in addition to $43 million in State grants and loans, completes the financing for the $70 million brackish water desalination plant.

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Energy Recovery wins $8.3 million of Egyptian water projects – Egypt

Energy Recovery announced awards of USD $8.3M to supply its PX Pressure Exchanger devices (PX) and related equipment and services to multiple desalination projects in Egypt.

“Energy Recovery prides itself on being a trusted partner to the desalination industry, and we remain dedicated to serving our customers as we adjust to the impacts of COVID-19.

The reputation of our PX and its lifetime value proposition are unmatched, and we are focused on fulfilling orders from existing inventory as well as booking new orders. Desalination plants are a critical part of the fresh water infrastructure of many countries, and we are proud to play our part in delivering affordable, clean water to the people of Egypt,” said Robert Mao, Energy Recovery Chairman and Interim President and Chief Executive Officer.

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Carlsbad desalination plant running at full capacity with ‘shelter in place’ – California

When your business is water, your business is essential. Over at the Desalination Plant in Carlsbad, it’s anything but business as usual.

“We’ve had 10 people on the job for about 21 days. Each one of those people is a specialist and volunteered to be here. We’re doing something unique. We’ve brought in separate trailers for each one of the workers and groceries are delivered every couple days.

We also have washer and dryers so they can wash their clothes,” says Jessica Jones of Poseidon Water.

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Doosan Vina exports desalination equipment to Bahrain – Bahrain

Doosan Heavy Industries Vietnam (Doosan Vina) has exported three huge desalination devices with a total weight of over 2,000 tonnes to Bahrain, a company representative announced on April 7.

The three devices – Evaporator, Final-Effect, and Seawater Heater – are part of the Bapco MED project in Bahrain that Doosan Vina signed with Samsung Engineering Construction Limited in October 2018.

They will be used to heat and desalinate seawater into distilled water at Bapco.

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Spain’s Abengoa to build large scale desalination plant in Saudi Arabia – Saudi Arabia

Abengoa S.A. has been selected, in a consortium with engineering and construction company SEPCOIII, to construct a 600,000-m3/d desalination plant for Acwa Power.

The value of Abengoa’s scope in the project exceeds $200 million Specifically, the company will be responsible for the engineering, supply and construction of the Jubail 3A reverse osmosis (RO) desalination plant, in the Eastern province of Saudi Arabia, in the northeast of the country.

With a capacity of 600,000 m3/d, this plant will be the second largest plant with reverse osmosis technology in the country (it will have the same capacity as already under construction Rabigh III plant) and will guarantee the supply of drinking water to Riyadh, Qassim and Eastern Provinces throughout the year.

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Spanish consortium wins Saudi water desalination project – Saudi Arabia

Spain’s Abengoa has announced that it has been awarded a contract to build the second largest reverse osmosis desalination plant in Saudi Arabia. The project will be carried out in consortium with engineering and construction company Sepco III.

Under the terms of the contract, Abengoa will be responsible for the engineering, supply and construction of the Jubail 3A reverse osmosis desalination plant, which will be located in the Kingdom’s eastern province.

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Govt lied over Teshie Desalination project – Ghana

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and his government lied about the Teshie Desalination project that was started by the previous NDC administration, Member of Parliament for Bodi and a former Deputy Minister Water Resources, Works and Housing, Sampson Ahi, has said.

Mr Ahi has therefore, asked the president to apologise to Ghananins.

His comments come in the wake of the Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) asking the operators of the Teshie Desalination plant to operate at full capacity to help improve the water supply situation in the country.

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Abengoa consortium wins Saudi desalination project contract – Saudi Arabia

Spanish group Abengoa said its consortium with the engineering and construction company Sepco III, has been awarded a contract to build the second largest reverse osmosis (RO) desalination plant in Saudi Arabia.

The contract for the 600,000-cu-m per day desalination plant was awarded by Acwa Power, a company leader in the development, investment, ownership and operation of energy generation and desalinated water. 

Besides Acwa Power, the developer consortium includes Gulf Investment Corporation and Al Bawani Water & Power Company. On completion, the desalinated water will be supplied to the state-owned Saudi Water Partnership Company (SWPC), promoter of this project.

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Unsung Heroes: Carlsbad’s desalination plant workers – California

The Carlsbad Desalination Plant turns seawater into clean safe drinking water.

In an effort to keep delivering 50 million gallons of fresh water to the county daily the plant has gone on complete lockdown.As of March 19, 10 workers volunteered to quarantine themselves inside the Carlsbad plant for the next three weeks.

The company said workers will continue to monitor and adjust gauges and switches, watching for leaks – doing whatever is needed to safeguard San Diego County’s only significant local source of drinking water.

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AIIB in lending syndicate to Oman solar power project – Oman

THE Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) is amongst the lenders on the 500MW Ibri II solar power project in Oman.

Last week lead sponsor ACWA Power of Saudi Arabia announced that it had reached financial close on the project, via a US$275 million senior debt facility with a maturity of 16.5 years.

The six mandated lead banks are AIIB, Standard Chartered Bank, Bank Muscat, Riyad Bank, Siemens Bank, and Warba Bank. AIIB is providing US$60 million.

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