Monthly Archives: Dezember 2020

CFM to install 200 solar-powered desalination units in Kenya – Kenya

The systems are based on innovation by Solar Water Solutions, a Finnish water technology company that has solved how to make clean water with solar power, with the lowest energy consumption in the market.

The parties are now starting to pilot a project that will eventually aim to provide clean water from brackish ground water to 400,000 Kenyans by 2023. The total funding opportunity is estimated to be up to US$15mn.

“We are very pleased with the initiative that will bring very clean drinking water to the rural population in Kitui County that needs it most. It is the most exciting project I have been part of in all my career,” said Emmanuel Kisangau, minister of Water in Kitui County.

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SHC seeks reply of Centre over desalination plant at Karachi island – Pakistan

The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Wednesday issued notice to the federal government seeking its reply over an agreement it signed for a desalination plant installation at Bundal island.

A petition in the high court pleaded that the Attorney had earlier assured the learned court that all stakeholders will be taken into confidence over any development on the islands.

“The federal government has summoned tenders for construction activities and signed an agreement for installation of desalination plant at Bundal Island,” the petitioner said.

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Partnership for installation of solar-desalination systems in Kitui – Kenya

Climate Fund Managers (CFM), a leading boutique investment manager dedicated to securing a sustainable future through impactful investing, and Solar Water Solutions (SWS), a water technology company that designs and manufactures decentralized solar-powered water purification systems, have announced a partnership to co-finance and co-develop solar-powered desalination systems in Kitui, a county in the South East region of Kenya.

Under the partnership, CFM through its Climate Investor Two (CI2) fund will initially co-finance a piloting phase for these initiatives and later co-finance the full roll-out of up to 200 units that are expected to benefit at least 400,000 Kenyan citizens.

Mumbai: BMC gets Israel experts’ help for desalination plant – India

After the Shiv Sena’s pet project, Coastal Road, the BMC is now turning its focus on the desalination plant at Manori, for which it has sought the help of the government of Israel that is a pioneer in the technology.

Experts from Israel will join the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) for the feasibility study of this project.

The study will examine the possibility of the project’s success and if the site where the BMC plans to set up the plant is good enough.

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Cairo bets on green energy desalination plants – Egypt

The energy-intensive nature of desalination plants is one of the main obstacles to investment in the sector, which is necessary in countries with an arid climate.

Egypt has been engaged for several years in a plan to exploit non-conventional water resources, in a context marked by increasing water stress.

The Egyptian government now wants to build desalination plants which will operate with electricity produced from renewable sources.

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Gujarat CM gifts Rs 417 crore drinking water and Rs 46 crore tourism projects from Dabhoi for Vadodara district – India

Gandhinagar: Just as Gujarat has become an Energy Surplus State, Chief Minister Vijay Rupani today expressed his desire to make it also a Water Surplus State.

While the state’s entire budget used to be Rs 8,000 crore once, it has grown to Rs 14,000 crore on drinking water management alone, reflecting the state government’s commitment to make water problem a matter of past.

He said that water is our prerequisite and a priority as the state government is committed to make the water problem a matter of past, to realise Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s dream project Nal Se Jal to provide potable tap water in every house by 2021-end.

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Prime Minister will visit Kutch on December 15, to lay stone of world’s largest 30,000 MW Renewable Energy Park and Desalination Plant at Mandvi – India

Chief Minister Vijay Rupani today said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will come to Gujarat on December 15 to perform the ground-breaking ceremony of the world’s largest 30,000 MW Renewable Energy Park in the border area of Rann of Kutch.

Talking to the mass media at Mahatma Mandir here, Mr. Rupani said that he will also perform the ground-breaking ceremony of a Desalination Plant at Mandvi in Kutch, besides the huge Solar and Wind Energy Park.

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Governor’s talk on environment falls short when it comes to the Poseidon project – California

Orange County sees past Poseidon’s efforts to buy support for its desalination boondoggle. Why can’t Gov. Newsom?

Poseidon Water, a large water development company, has been pushing to build a $1.4-billion water desalination plant in Huntington Beach.

Like Poseidon’s underperforming, high-cost plant in Carlsbad, the plant and its inflated water would be paid for by ratepayers.

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PM Modi to inaugurate 30K MW renewable energy park on Dec 15 – India

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be inaugurating the world’s largest renewable solar and wind energy park in Gujarat’s Kutch and another desalination plant, on December 15.

Informing about the development, Chief Minister Vijay Rupani said: “PM will be arriving in Gujarat on 15th to inaugurate two works.

One is the inauguration of world’s largest renewable energy park with a capacity of 30,000 megawatts (MW) from solar and wind energy.

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‘No dam needed if desalination unit at Manori gets off ground’ – India

MUMBAI: The proposed 200 million litre daily desalination plant at Manori will do away with the need to construct the Gargai-Pinjal dam and help save three lakh trees that may have to be cut for the dam project, said additional municipal commissioner (projects) P Velarasu on Tuesday.

Velarasu further said while the decision to not construct the dam will be taken at the chief minister’s level, the desalination plant provides an “excellent alternative” to the large dam project which would be environmentally more harmful, requiring submergence of land and forests.

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