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Doosan to construct RO desalination plant in Saudi Arabia

The Yanbu4 seawater desalination plant will be constructed in Ar Rayyis, located about 260km north of Jeddah and will be applying the reverse osmosis (RO) process, which removes salt from seawater.

Doosan plans to construct the Yanbu4 seawater desalination plant on an EPC basis, taking  on the responsibilities of engineering, procurement and construction.

The desalination plant will supply 450,000 tonnes of potable water daily to the Ar Rayyis region, the western part of Saudi Arabia.


Ground breaks on ACWA Power’s 1500MW CCGT plant in Uzbekistan – Uzbekistan

The milestones achieved in this regard contribute towards the development of power projects to enable Uzbekistan’s ambitious energy transformation plan and increase energy capacity by 2500MW.

The ground-breaking ceremony of the 1500MW Sirdarya Combined Cycle Gas-Turbine (CCGT) BOOT plant, followed by the signing of two power purchase agreements and investment agreements for two wind power plants located in Bukhara and Navoi, was conducted in the presence of Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Investments and Foreign Trade of the Republic of Uzbekistan, HE Sardor Umurzakov, and HE Alisher Sultanov, Energy Minister of the Republic of Uzbekistan, as well as a Saudi Arabian delegation led by HE Eng Khalid Al-Falih, Minister of Investment for Saudi Arabia and HE Hisham Mishal Al- Suwailem, the Saudi Ambassador to Uzbekistan.


Egypt partners with Russia for desalination devices factory – Egypt

Egypt is looking to Russian expertise to help improve the quality of locally produced seawater desalination devices and technologies, with the hope of setting up a specialized factory as part of the partnership between the two countries.

The decision was announced following talks between the Russian Rusnano organization, the Arab Organization for Industrialization, the Armed Forces Engineering Authority and Alexandria University.

“With this cooperation, we aim to increase the manufacturing of seawater desalination plants equipment and components with Egyptian national expertise,” the head of the Arab Organization for Industrialization, Abdel Moneim El-Terras, was quoted as saying.

Doosan Heavy clinches W780b desalination plant deal – Saudi Arabia

Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction Co., a major South Korean plant builder, said Monday it has clinched a 780 billion-won ($707.8 million) deal to build a seawater desalination plant in Saudi Arabia.

Doosan Heavy has inked a deal to build the Yanbu-4 facility with a consortium of French energy company Engie SA and Saudi Arabian firms Mowah and Nesma, the company said in a statement.

The facility will be built in Alrayyis, some 260 kilometers north of the western port city of Jeddah, with a capacity of producing 450,000 tons of fresh water per day. Doosan Heavy plans to complete the construction by 2023.


DEWA upgrades water infrastructure with pioneering world-class projects – United Arab Emirates

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) continues to develop world-class infrastructure, supported by assets that exceed AED182 billion owned by DEWA and its subsidiaries, and around AED86 billion of investments in the energy and water sectors over five years.

This helps DEWA enhance its production capacity to meet the growing demand and provide its services to more than one million customers according to the highest standards of quality, availability, reliability, and efficiency.

Water desalination plants DEWA currently has 43 Multi-Stage Flash (MSF) water desalination units with a total production capacity of 445 million imperial gallons per day (MIGD) of water at the D, E, G, K, L, and M-Stations.


Vertical farming’s success depends on the cheapest lightbulb – Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi’s giant Yas Mall isn’t the most obvious location for embracing nature. The sprawling complex, which houses a 20-screen cinema, leads to a Ferrari-themed amusement park.

At its heart is the Carrefour SA hypermarket. There’s no natural light or soil, yet floor-to-ceiling shelves offer shoppers herbs and microgreens grown right in the store. 

The fresh produce is a rare sight in the United Arab Emirates, which is almost all desert and imports 80% of its food. It’s marketed as a healthy way for customers to reduce the carbon emissions that would be generated transporting their groceries.


Israel provides Gaza with machines to extract water from air – Asia

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — The Gaza Strip recently managed to take advantage of the latest technologies used to produce potable distilled water, thanks to Israeli cooperation.

In early January, Damour for Community Development, a nongovernmental organization based in Ramallah in the West Bank, brought into the besieged enclave two atmospheric water generators that turn air into water using solar power.

The machines are produced by Watergen, an Israeli branch of a US company that obtained the patent for this device in 2015. Watergen paid for half the cost of the two devices, while three families residing in Europe donated the other half. The two machines cost about $61,000 each. 

Schneider Electric connects New Alamein desalination plant – Egypt

Schneider Electric is completing the works at the seawater desalination plant in New Alamein, a new town in north-west Egypt, which will be inaugurated by the government in 2018.

In this seawater desalination plant, the French industrial group has installed its EcoStruxure technology.

This solution is an open, interoperable, ready-to-use platform, compatible with IoT (Internet of Things), enabling the automation of the electrical network of the New Alamein desalination plant.


Antofagasta’s Los Pelambres expansion to cost extra $400m – Chile

Chilean miner Antofagasta revealed on Wednesday that the expansion project at its Los Pelambres operation in the home country would cost $1.7 billion, up from the original $1.3 billion, due mainly to revised marine works and value of a desalination plant extension.

Construction of the project resumed in August, after a four-month halt triggered by the covid-19 pandemic.

A detailed review of the schedule and costs, including those associated with the realized and ongoing restrictions linked to the global pandemic followed. The assessment also considered changes to the marine works to enable an expansion of the desalination plant.


Qatar seeks fresh bids for Facility E IWPP water and power project – Qatar

Bidding groups for Qatar’s planned Facility E independent water and power project (IWPP) have been asked by Kahramaa, the Qatari state utility to submit alternative prices by February 28 for a larger capacity power generation component.

Earlier last year, media reports said that bids had been received by Kahramaa from three groups for the Facility E IWPP project, with Japanese firms dominating the bid list.

The three bidders submitted final clarifications for original bids in November and have been invited to submit alternative proposals by February 28 for an IWPP with a power generation capacity of 2,600mW as opposed to the 2,300mW plant planned in the original tender.