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Nemmeli desalination plant to be ready by 2023 – Chennai – India

Chennai MWSSB has begun work to lay pipelines to draw seawater and discharge brine from the upcoming third desalination plant at Nemmeli. The plant will have a capacity to treat 150 million litres of seawater a day (mld).

Over 50% of the construction of seawater intake sump, ultrafiltration, reverse osmosis, and dissolved air flotation, in the plant has been completed so far.

The CMWSSB has laid cofferdams (a structure that enables work to lay pipelines for the desalination plant).


Egypt to establish 14 new desalination plants to increase production to 1.4 mln cubic metres per day – Egypt

Egypt has already established 82 desalination plants with a combined capacity of 917,000 cubic metres per day.

Saad made his remarks following a meeting Thursday between Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly and a number of ministers.

Madbouly stressed the importance of setting up more plants in coastal cities, given the importance of fulfilling local water needs for development purposes.



The importance of a desalination plant cannot be understated in locales such as the Florida, Tampa Bay.

Tampa Bay Seawater Desalination facility is an alternative water supply providing up to 25 mgd of drinking water.

The plant is located in Apollo Beach, which withdraws and discharges up to 1.4 billion gallons a day for use as cooling water for the power plant.


Securing water resources – Egypt

EIB is eyeing desalination projects in Egypt, water sector expert at the EIB Walid Salem said this week.

Coastal protection in Egypt is an area in which the EIB closely collaborates with the national authorities to identify potential investments in line with Sustainable Blue Economy Finance Principles, Salem told Al-Ahram Weekly.

These guide the use and sustainable conservation of oceans, seas, and marine resources.


Morocco to ramp up green hydrogen production – Morocco

Morocco is considered a pioneer in the field of renewable energy both on the African continent and in the Middle East region. Therefore, it comes as no surprise to see the kingdom pursuing its investments in clean solutions such as green hydrogen.

Produced entirely from renewable energy, one of the main advantages of green hydrogen is that it is non-intermittent, providing a constant supply of energy to a variety of industries including transport, power generation and industrial plants, and once processed, it can be stored as hydrocarbons or liquid, which is very convenient, as storage remains a major issue for renewable energies.

According to a report published in January 2022 by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), Morocco ranks among the top five countries with the potential to produce competitive green hydrogen alongside the United States, Saudi Arabia, Australia and Chile.


MPDT Capital moots RM1b desalination plant in Penang to process seawater into potable water – Malaysia

MPDT Capital Berhad wants to build a RM1 billion desalination plant in Penang that can make 250 million litres per day (MLD) of potable water from seawater.

Its chief executive officer Datuk Nik Zamri Abdul Majid said the company is proposing to set up the plant on a concrete deck above the sea near the Sultan Abdul Halim Muadzam Shah Bridge.

“Our proposal is to provide desalinated water to the state free without capital expenditure but of course, with concession and other terms and conditions,” he said in a press conference this morning after the groundbreaking ceremony of a desalination plant at MPDT Tanjung City in Weld Quay here.


Ministry begins implementing digital transformation; EIB eyeing role in seawater desalination plan – Egypt

Egypt’s Ministry of Public Enterprise Sector has announced that it has completed digital transformation projects in 15 companies.

Digital transformation of 56 firms is currently underway, it added.

In another development, healthcare startup Doxx has raised a significant amount in a seed funding round.


Saudi Arabia plans to construct desalination plant in Karachi – Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia has agreed to provide a one-billion-dollar investment guarantee to the federal government, which will be used to build a desalination plant in Karachi to address the city’s water supply problems.

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif made the announcement at CM House, where he was invited by the Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry on Friday to discuss “key issues of the economy” and “suggest measures to meet the current challenges,” which have crippled the country’s financial system and put the newly-formed coalition government at a crossroads.

During his speech, the Prime Minister announced the new development as well as his “successful” talks with Saudi Arabia, which had promised the Pakistani government a one-billion-dollar investment.


Saudi Arabia Kicks off Implementation of World’s Largest Eco-friendly Water Osmosis System – Saudi Arabia

The Governor of the Saudi Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC), Eng. Abdullah Al-Abdul Karim, said that work has begun to create the world’s largest environmentally friendly water osmosis system.

The Saudi official revealed the Kingdom’s aspirations to find solutions to the risks that threaten humanity, especially the increasing water demand.

His comments came during a speech at the opening of the Global Water Summit, which kicked off on Wednesday in Madrid.


Acwa Power ‘working on $67.4bn sustainable projects across the globe’ – Saudi Arabia

Acwa Power, a leading Saudi developer of power generation and water desalination plants, has a total of 65 projects worth SR253.4 billion ($67.4 billion) in the operation, construction or advanced development stage across the globe, said its top official.

These projects, which are mostly focused at providing sustainable solutions, will be generating 43.4 GW of electricity and producing 6.4 million cu m per day of desalinated water, remarked its Chairman Mohammad Abunayyan while releasing the Q1 results yesterday (May 18).

The other major operational highlights for the first quarter of 2022 include:

•Neom green hydrogen project, the world’s largest at-scale green hydrogen and ammonia project, has now moved into the construction phase. A Limited Notice to Proceed (LNTP) for SR3.4 billion was signed in relation to the EPC contract by Acwa Power and its consortium of partners.