Monthly Archives: Oktober 2021

Teams from Unified Command Test Water, Soil at San Onofre in Response to OC Oil Spill – California

Officials said Sunday that no oiled wildlife has been located in San Diego County from last weekend’s massive oil spill off the coast of Orange County.

Meanwhile, San Diegans can expect to see shoreline cleanup assessment teams and contracted crews in protective gear monitoring, inspecting and cleaning San Diego County beaches.

On Sunday, they also conducted water and soil sampling along San Onofre Beach.

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This tiny solar-powered factory cleans up dirty water – Sweden

The world’s first completely solar-powered beverage micro-factory started its journey in the spring of 2020, when Swedish startup Wayout International waved its container-sized machine goodbye from the port of Norrköping, south of Stockholm. 

With shipping options already radically reduced by Covid-19, the micro-factory set out across the Baltic, Atlantic and Mediterranean seas, via the Suez Canal, stopping by Saudi Arabia, India and Sri Lanka, landing at last in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

From there, it went by truck through the developing rural landscape, over the Ngorongoro crater wall at 2,640 metres above sea level, across the great Namiri plains and up to the Mara river.

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Utico, Siemens sign MOU for Hassyan IWP Project – United Arab Emirates

Utico and Siemens signed an MOU agreement for the strategic engineering, supply and services for Hassyan IWP project.

This is to align with the latest technological advancements to be incorporated into the prestigious Hassyan development for the best Sustainable desalination plant possible for Dubai.

The agreement was signed by Mr. Ali Darwish, CEO of Utico in the UAE and Mr. Hussain Allawati, CEO MENA & Head of Global Investments, Utico and Mr. Mohammed Khalifa, CEO Middle East – Digital Industries, Siemens Industrial LLC, Mr. Franco Atassi, CEO Middle East – Smart Infrastructure, Siemens Industrial LLC, and Mr. Mahmoud Hanafy, VP Transmission Grid Stabilization Middle East, Siemens Energy LLC at the WETEX and Dubai Solar Show 2021 show on 7th October 2021.

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Solar-Powered Desalination Device Will Turn Sea Water Into Fresh Water For 400,000 People – Kenya

seawater into normal water without polluting the area, it will be a massive achievement, as only 3% of the water on Earth is fresh.

SWS a Finnish water technology company, has come as close as anyone to being able to offer the world essentially unlimited fresh water through its unique, zero-emissions, zero-running cost, and non-polluting desalination technology.

Now it’s being deployed, thanks to backing from the Dutch group Climate Fund Managers, in Kitui County, Kenya as part of a long-term goal to provide water for 400,000 rural Kenyans by 2023.

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Toray Receives Reverse Osmosis Membrane Order for Rabigh 3 Desalination Plant – Saudi Arabia

Toray Industries, Inc., announced that it has received RO membrane supply order for Rabigh 3 Desalination Plant in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Not only will the 600,000m3/day Desalination Plant be the largest SWRO plant in country, it will also be one of the largest SWRO plants in the world.

Toray Membrane Middle East LLC (TMME), Toray’s local subsidiary located in Dammam, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia will supply the RO membranes and provide technical services.

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SEWA completes dev. project of Al Falaj water pumping station – Saudi Arabia

Sharjah24: The Department of Water and Desalination Plants at the Sharjah Electricity, Water and Gas Authority (SEWA) revealed the completion of a project to replace and develop Al Falaj water pumping station with a pumping capacity of 73.9 million gallons per day.

Contributing to saving 879 megawatts of electricity annually and reducing carbon dioxide emissions to 503 tons annually, at a total cost amounted to 10 million dirhams.

Commenting on this, Eng. Faisal Al Serkal, Director of the Water and Desalination Plants Department, explained that the Authority is working to develop desalination units and pumping stations in implementation of the directives of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohamed Al Qasimi.

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Mangistau region to launch 9 desalination plants – Kazakhstan

NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM Kazakh National Economy Minister Asset Irgaliyev shared the Mangistau region drinking water supply and gasification plans, Kazinform reports.

He noted that the main gas pipeline from Zhanaozen-Aktau gas pipeline and the second line of the Beineu-Zhanaozen main pipeline will be built in Mangistau region.

118 km of power lines, 74.4 km of heating pipe network, 508 km of gas pipeline will be built and repaired at large.

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Namibia is poised to become the renewable energy hub of Africa – Namibia

In March 2021, as I launched Namibia’s Second Harambee Prosperity Plan (HPPII), I reflected on the need to emphasize the importance of multilateralism in our efforts to foster an enduring economic recovery.

Namibia’s policy on international relations and cooperation is anchored in multilateralism because our very independence was a product of international solidarity.

We are a nation that was midwifed by the United Nations. It is for this reason that as we crafted our green economic recovery plan; we knew that it had to build a more sustainable future for our children and their children.

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Fort Bragg desalination plant ready to be called into service – California

A pair of recent showers has swelled the flow of the Noyo River near Fort Bragg ever so slightly.

This comes after weeks when the river ran at a trickle so low the city was often forced to turn off the intake pumps that feed water to the town’s homes and businesses.

Though located about 4½ miles from Noyo Harbor, the water supply at Madsen Hole, where the intake pipe meets the river, was overwhelmed in recent weeks by brackish tidewaters that pushed upstream.

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 SEWA completes dev. project of Al Falaj water pumping station – Saudi Arabia

The Department of Water and Desalination Plants SEWA revealed the completion of a project to replace and develop Al Falaj water pumping station with a pumping capacity of 73.9 million gallons per day.

Contributing to saving 879 megawatts of electricity annually and reducing carbon dioxide emissions to 503 tons annually, at a total cost amounted to 10 million dirhams.

Commenting on this, Eng. Faisal Al Serkal, Director of the Water and Desalination Plants Department, explained that the Authority is working to develop desalination units and pumping stations in implementation of the directives of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohamed Al Qasimi.

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