Monthly Archives: Dezember 2020

Pact signed to operate Diam’s facilities with solar energy – Oman

The Public Authority for Water – Diam and Shell Oman have signed a Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) to operate some water assets of Diam using solar energy.

The pact came in accordance with Diam’s vision regarding enhancement of the operational efficiency of its assets, and also within the community initiatives undertaken by Shell Oman.

The MoC was signed by Dr Fahd bin Salem al Hosani, general manager of projects and acting chairman of Diam, and Intisaar al Kindi, deputy country chairman and general manager, Upstream of Shell Oman.

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Residents face water woes in central and south; WASA responds – Caribbean

The Water and Sewage Authority (WASA) is assuring customers in parts of Central Trinidad and in particular the Claxton Bay and Couva areas, who have been experiencing a disruption in their normal water supply that, every effort is being made to remedy this situation.

WASA said these areas are serviced from the Authority’s Caroni Water Treatment Plant (WTP) and the Point Lisas Desalination Plant.

However, it indicated there have been periodic disruptions at both facilities in recent weeks that have impacted the reliability of supply to these and other areas.

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Northern forests save 3.6bcm of water annually in Iran – Iran

Apart from physical care of natural resources, biological protection of these resources is also on the agenda of the Forests, Rangelands, and Watershed Management Organization (FRWMO), Abbas-Ali Nobakht, deputy head of FRWMO, said on Wednesday.

In this regard, development, rehabilitation, and enrichment operations in more than 232,000 hectares of rangeland, desert and forest lands of the country are underway, he added.

Referring to the northern forests of the country, especially Golestan province, as the reserves of the rarest plant species, Nobakht noted that the importance of these natural resources is so high that some European countries requested to receive seeds of plant species of northern Iran.

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Pipe laying work begins at Nemmeli desalination plant – India

Earlier this week, Metrowater started laying a 49 km-pipeline to carry water from the under construction desalination plant in Nemmeli to various areas till Pallavaram.

Like many others, the pandemic has affected the progress of the project to build a third plant in Nemmeli.

The ₹1,259.38 crore project to build another desalination plant along East Coast Road may get delayed by a few months beyond its December 2021 deadline.

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Large desalination project starts running in north China – China

SHIJIAZHUANG, Dec. 16 (Xinhua) — A large desalination project, capable of producing 10,000 tonnes of freshwater from seawater per day, started operations on Wednesday in Tangshan City, north China’s Hebei Province.

The thermal-membrane hybrid seawater desalination project, operated by Shougang Jingtang United Iron & Steel Co., Ltd., is hailed as an industrial breakthrough in the country’s steel sector, a big consumer of water.

The new project combines the “thermal” and “membrane” approaches in seawater desalination: the former uses waste heat produced by factories to distill seawater, while the latter relies on ultrafiltration and reverse osmosis membranes, similar to household water purifiers, said Zhang Bo with the company’s energy and environmental protection department.

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Saudi Arabia mulls privatization of water entities, boosts self-sufficiency, says minister – Saudi Arabia

Saudi Minister of Agriculture Abdulrahman AlFadley said that the ministry has a program for privatizing water companies and plants owned by the Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC), and nationals will be able to own shares in them.

During the 2021 Budget Forum, AlFadley said the water desalination plants implemented by SWCC and other sectors is one of the Kingdom’s great breakthroughs over the last 50 years.

He also indicated that the ministry pays great attention to transportation and technology and will transport water to producers.

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Mubadala to invest in Asper’s AED 2.1 billion Dorothea Investment Vehicle – United Arab Emirates

Mubadala, the Abu Dhabi-based sovereign investment company, today announced that it will be taking a significant stake into Asper Investment Management’s (Asper) Dorothea investment vehicle (Dorothea).

Dorothea is targeting to deploy more than AED 2.1 billion (€ 500 mn) into building a network of district heating services across the Netherlands.

Asper is Europe’s leading independent investment management firm specialized in sustainable real assets with investment vehicles dedicated to energy transition and a track record in district heating since 2014.

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PM Modi to lay foundation stone of many projects including desalination plant of 100 MLD capacity in Gujarat – India

In a visit to Dhordo in Kutch on 15 December 2020, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay the foundation stone of several development projects in the state of Gujarat.

These development projects include a desalination plant, a fully automated milk processing and packing plant as well as a hybrid renewable energy park.

According to a press release issued by the Prime Minister’s Office, with the upcoming Desalination Plant at Mandvi in Kutch, the state of Gujarat is taking a major step towards transforming seawater to potable drinking water.

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Wilayat of Shaleem and Al Halaniyat : Rich in oil and fish – Oman

The Wilayat of Shaleem and Al Halaniyat islands offer a mix of both sea and desert.

The islands have a reputation of being one of the biggest fishing destinations across the Sultanate.

With a beautiful rocky seacoast and lush landscapes, Wadi Shuwaymiyah offers opportunities enough to fulfil your fishing adventures.

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Hubco, DHA to provide clean water by reviving desalination plant – Pakistan

In a letter to the Pakistan Stock Exchange on Friday, Hubco said it has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with DHA over the revival of DHA Cogen Limited, a desalination plant in Phase VIII.

Hubco will generate 84 megawatts of power to supply to K-Electric and provide three million gallons of potable water per day to the Cantonment Board Clifton.

DHA and Hubco plan to revive the desalination plant and generate five MGD of potable water. They plan to use sea water reverse osmosis technology for the project and Hubco already possesses the first right of refusal.

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