S ixty desalination plants produce 250,000 cubic meters of water per day in the coastal regions, namely Khuzestan, Hormozgan and Bushehr, deputy chief engineer with the National Water and Wastewater Engineering Company said.
Government sources told Daily News Egypt that the bids for the establishment of desalination plants vary in capacity between 100-150 scm/day per plant. The sources revealed that the companies will secure the required funding for the projects and sell the desalinated water to the government for 20 years.
The group consisting of ACWA Power and MDC Power Holding Company, along with the Federal Electricity & Water Authority (FEWA) has funds in place for the 150 million imperial gallons per day (MIGD) Umm Al Quwain independent water project.
Desalination is the removal of salt and impurities from seawater to produce a fresh supply suitable for drinking and irrigation. Through a reverse osmosis system, seawater is passed through a pre-treatment filter that removes large and small particles.
Maria Pons, the Mayor of Santanyí, has presented her request for the new plant to Joana Maria Garau, the Director General of Water Resources of the Ministry of Environment. Pons asks that a plant is built to improve the quality of water in the municipality, which is currently poor, through a system that will “help raise the water levels of the wells to allow for a potable supply.”
Having access to the pipeline in addition to Barwon’s storages and the Anglesea borefield – as well as encouraging water savings and use of alternative water supplies such as recycled water and stormwater – means water supplies for the City and surrounding districts are secure.
Saudi Arabia’s Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC) has awarded the Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contract for a water transmission pipeline project to Saudi Services for Electro-Mechanic Works Company.
“The EPC contract for Water Transmission System Package B1 from Al Khobar to Dammam/Jamiah was awarded last week to Saudi Services for Electro-Mechanic Works Company,” a source close to the project said.
Despite the recognition that access to water and sanitation is a human right, in 2015, 3 in 10 people (2.1 billion) did not have access to safe drinking water, and 6 in 10 (4.5 billion) had no access to safely managed sanitation facilities.
Embattled water company Hyflux said Tuesday that it has reached a restructuring agreement with United Arab Emirates-based utility company Utico, which will invest 400 million Singapore dollars ($290 million) and acquire a 95% stake in the Singapore company.
The announcement came as Hyflux faces the deadline for its $2 billion debt moratorium on Dec. 2. The company is to explain the progress of the restructuring negotiations at a court hearing this Friday Nov. 29, where it will seek another extension of the moratorium.
Of the SG$400 million to be invested by Utico, SG$300 million will be used to acquire Hyflux’s shares, while the remaining SG$100 million will be poured in as working capital, according to the statement released by Hyflux.
“Hunter Water has lodged a State Significant Infrastructure application for a desalination plant at Belmont which could be used to supplement the Lower Hunter’s water supplies during times of extreme drought,” Mr Gainsford said.
Tugun desalination producing 15 per cent of southeast Queensland’s water supply during drought – Australia
It comes as the State Government launches a new campaign called “Every Drop Counts”, urging Gold Coasters to limit their water consumption by cutting usage by 25 per cent to 150 litres per person per day.