Monthly Archives: Februar 2021

Ingersoll Rand secures Morocco desalination plant order – Morocco

Abengoa, a major multi-national infrastructure company working in the energy and water sectors, has signed up Ingersoll Rand’s Engineering Project Solutions team to design a tailored compressed air system for the Agadir-Chtouka desalination plant in Morocco, with the latest CompAir technology providing the perfect solution.

Ingersoll Rand is a global leader in compression technologies and services based in Ireland.

Water plants depend on high-quality instrument air and service air to be exceptionally clean and free of contaminants such as moisture and particles.


Project Profile: Al Khobar 1 SWRO desalination plant – Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia has a population of 33.4 million people and is the world’s third-largest per capita consumer of water, behind the United States and Canada.

As part of its Vision 2030 programme, the Kingdom has introduced measures to rationalise water consumption, intending to achieve 24% reduction in consumption by 2021, and 43% by the end of this decade.

The average availability of water worldwide is 7453 cubic metres per capita per year, while in the Middle East this figure falls to 736 cubic metres, according to an AQUASTAT report.


EWEC calls for bids for 150m imperial gallon per day desalination plant – United Arab Emirates

Developers/developer-consortiums have been invited to submit expressions of Interest (EoIs) by the Emirates Water and Electricity Company (EWEC) for the Mirfa 2 (M2) independent water project (IWP) in Abu Dhabi.

According to a statement, the M2 desalination plant will use reverse osmosis (RO) to supply up to 150m imperial gallons per day of water, improving the security of water supply in Abu Dhabi.

The project is also expected to play a key role in the ongoing cost reduction initiatives in the sector, through the procurement of competitive and efficient RO water desalination technology.


Indian Va Tech to build new drinking water plants – Libya

Va Tech Wabag is winning new markets in Africa. The Indian multinational has just signed contracts for the construction of drinking water production plants worth 100 million dollars in Switzerland, Libya and Tunisia.

In Libya, its subsidiary Wabag Austria has concluded an agreement with the General Desalination Company of Libya (GDCOL) for the construction of three seawater desalination plants in Bomba, in the east of the country.

The contract includes the design, supply, construction and commissioning of three steam compression desalination systems. In this desalination system, the condensation of the steam causes the salt water to heat up and vaporise as a result of a pressure drop.


Manori desalination plant will help us save 4 lakh trees: BMC – Mumbai

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation seems to be inclined towards the desalination plant more than Garagi dam, despite criticism of its high production cost.

The reservoir project had been pushed strongly under the Devendra Fadnavis government, hoever, the BMC has set it aside and for all the right reasons.

The Manori desalination plant will provide the city with only 200 million litres of water per day, half of the dam’s expected output.


An Independent Colorado River Aqueduct Could Be a Money Saver for San Diego – California

There’s an old saying that those who don’t remember history are destined to repeat it.

And that certainly holds true when it comes to securing water for this semi-arid place we call home.

Those who have been around here since the early 1990s remember when we relied on a single Los Angeles-based water agency to meet almost all of our water needs — and we paid for it with traumatic supply cuts that crippled our economy.


Saudi Aramco’s Global-Scale Groundwater Conservation – Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabian national petroleum and natural gas company Saudi Aramco said that water reservoirs far from the Gulf previously required significant quantities of non-potable groundwater for injection to help produce oil. In 1979, the company created a Sea Water Injection Department (SWID) to replace most withdrawals from this source.

Since then, the department has been conducting annual projects to avoid consuming non-potable groundwater while reducing energy consumption and cutting GHG emissions.

Saudi Aramco founded SWID by commissioning the Qurayyah Sea Water Plant (QSWP) and an associated pipeline network. The company gradually replaced the requirement for non-potable groundwater with a series of expansions to the plant from 5.5 million barrels per day (MMBD) in 1978 to 7.0 MMBD in 1994 to 9.5 MMBD in 2005 and then to 14 MMBD in 2008. QSWP, however, consumes groundwater for utility and potable uses to avoid energy consumption for desalination as well as GHG emissions.


Is current desalination infra enough to fight Middle East’s water stress? – Middle East

The depletion of natural water sources along with reducing ground-water level has pressurised countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) to diversify their water resources, while the influx in population leads to a constant surge in the demand for fresh water.

The scenario has resulted in the rise of desalination projects across the region.

As governments move away from their long-standing reliance on natural water resources, an aggressive development of desalination infrastructure has become inevitable.


BMC to set up desalination plant to solve Mumbai’s water woes – India

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) will set up a desalination plant with 200 MLD capacity per day to overcome water shortage in Mumbai, an official said on Wednesday.

The standing committee of the civic body has given in-principal approval to set up the desalination plant and for appointment of consultants to prepare a detailed project report, a release issued by the civic body stated.

The committee gave an in-principle approval towards payment of charges worth ₹5.50 crore for preparing a detailed project report and ₹40 lakh for bid documents, the civic body’s statement said.


Sections of Monwabisi Beach closed for a week amid desalination plant decommissioning – Cape Town

The City of Cape Town has advised the public sections of Monwabisi Beach will be temporarily closed this week, while contractors undertake the decommissioning of the temporary Monwabisi desalination plant.

The City said the closure, for safety reasons, will take place from today until Saturday, February 13.

“Sections of the beach will be closed during this period, while contractors work on the seaward side to move part of the intake and brine pipelines.