Monthly Archives: Dezember 2021

OCP launches construction of wastewater treatment plant in Kasbat Tadla – Morocco

The aim of the project, which is part of the general strategy of OCP, is to cope with water stress.

OCP has given itself twelve months to put the Kasbat Talda wastewater treatment plant into operation.

The producer and exporter of phosphate (a mineral used in the manufacture of fertilizers for agriculture, editor’s note) in Morocco will also ensure the operation and maintenance of the future treatment plant.

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Filinvest provides free potable water to Typhoon Odette victims in Cebu – Philippines

Filinvest Land, through its Pusong Filinvest disaster relief program, distributed free potable water to families affected by TY Odette in Cebu.

The distribution was done in coordination with the local Disaster Risk Reduction and Management offices of Lapu Lapu City, Talisay City, and Cebu City.

The heavy rainfall and strong winds carried by Typhoon Odette brought severe devastation to Cebu cutting off access to water and power.

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State drops water desalination project in Coast due to high cost – Bangladesh

A plan to set up a large-scale water desalination plant in Indian Ocean has been shelved because it is costly.

Coast Water Works Development Agency (CWWDA) said it had abandoned the project and was exploring other ways to address the perennial water crisis affecting the six counties.

CWWDA said it supplies about 180,000 cubic metres of water to Coast region’s population of 4.329 million people against the demand of 329,306 cubic metres.

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Omuthiya Hospital Without Water for a Week – Namibia

Omuthiya District Hospital has reportedly been without water for a week.

Oshikoto regional health director Joshua Nghipangelwa says the water problem at the hospital had been reported to the town council and the water supply has been restored.

He says low water pressure is the cause of the hospital’s water problem.

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No agreement in sight – Egypt

Egypt is one of the water-poorest countries in the world. One of the biggest challenges facing it now and in the coming years is securing enough water for its growing population, an enormous challenge given the double threat posed by climate change and the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD).

Whatever measures Egypt takes to optimise its water use will mainly depend on the Nile.

Yet Ethiopia has failed to provide clear evidence, let alone commit itself to a legally binding agreement that guarantees GERD will not affect the amount of water coming to Egypt, despite nearly a decade of negotiations.

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Utico’s SWRO desalination plant on course for timely completion – United Arab Emirates

Utico stated that the record breaking world’s lowest water tariff project, the Hassyan Sea Water Reverse Osmosis (SWRO), is on course for a timely completion.

The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) is the project shareholder along with Utico and 100% offtaker of the water from the largest Independent Water Project (IWP) in Dubai.

The project billed as the most Sustainable Desal Project in the region, and path breaking for its design, power consumption and sustainability

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Saudi Arabia issues RFQ for key water pipeline project – Saudi Arabia

SWPC has issued request for qualifications (RFQs) for the development of the 603-km-long Jubail-Buraidah Independent Water Transmission Pipelines Project with a transmission capacity of 650,000 cu m per day.

The Jubail-Buraidah Independent Water Transmission Pipelines Project will be implemented on a Build-Own-Operate-Transfer (BOOT) model, said a statement from SWPC.

A total of 32 companies have expressed their interests in the project including 14 Saudi firms, said a statement from SWPC.

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Abengoa Starts Producing Water At The Taweelah Desalination Plant – United Arab Emirates

It has done so in record time, three months ahead of schedule, a fact that has not occurred before in any project of these characteristics.

This milestone is part of the plant’s operational tests, which are currently in the commissioning phase.

It is the largest reverse osmosis desalination plant in the world (909,000 m3/day) and the first to combine the production of drinking water with the generation of clean energy.

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Largest water plant in the Middle East constructed in North Sinai at cost of $97 million – Egypt

North Sinai Governorate is witnessing the construction of the largest water plant in the Middle East on its north coast, west of the city of al-Arish at a cost of US$97 million to meet the needs of all citizens of the governorate and to replace the water-pump system.

The governorate authorities are coordinating work to connect the giant water desalination plant in the 17 kilometer area west of Arish to deliver water to the main lines to be fed with water upon completion of the plant, with a production capacity of 100,000 cubic meters per day as a first stage, Secretary General of North Sinai Governorate, Osama al-Ghandour, said.

In the second phase, it increases to 300,000 cubic meters of water per day, he added.

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Acwa announces financial close of $1.3bn Red Sea debt facilities – Saudi Arabia

Saudi-based International Company for Water and Power Projects (Acwa Power) has announced the dry financial close for the $1.33 billion senior debt facilities for the Red Sea Multi-Utilities Project.

The project is a joint venture between Acwa Power, Spic Huanghe Hydropower Development Company and Saudi Tabreed District Cooling Company, with Acwa Power holding a 50% equity stake.

The scope of work includes the construction, management and operations of power, desalination, waste-water treatment, solid waste processing, district cooling plants and communication infrastructure for the Red Sea Project.

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