Oman awards $483 million power and water PPP to Thai firm
State-owned Oman Oil Company (OOC) has awarded an independent power and water project to Thai energy and water specialist Gulf Energy Development Public Co (Gulf).
Ghana regulator raps utility on desalinated water never delivered
The Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC) of Ghana has ordered Ghana Water Company (GWCL) to repay GHS 14 million ($2.8 million) to rate payers, after the utility charged for water that was not delivered between 15 March and 15 September 2018.
Penn State models membrane's internal structure with microscopy
A team of researchers at Penn State university has used the latest in microscopy to model the internal structure of a desalination membrane, seeking to improve the technology.
US Bureau of Reclamation kicks off desal funding programme
The US federal agency the Bureau of Reclamation is offering funding for lab- and pilot-scale projects as part of its Desalination and Water Purification Research (DWPR) programme.
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California gives green light to Monterey desalination plant
The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has approved the Monterey Peninsula Supply Project, which includes a 6.4 million gallons a day (24,227 m3/d) desalination plant north of Monterey.
Tetra Tech bags $60 million LA contract
Tetra Tech has won a $60 million contract from Los Angeles County, US, for planning and technical support across its Water Resource Core Services Area projects, including water reuse.
Samsung wins $470 million power and desal contract in Abu Dhabi
Samsung Engineering has won a KRW 526.6 billion ($470 million) contract from Abu Dhabi Oil Refining Company to build a 230-megawatt power station and desalination plant of 62,400 m3/d.
Water Corporation begins feasibility studies for new desalination plant
The Water Corporation of Western Australia is poised to begin feasibility studies for a seawater desalination plant off the coast of Alkimos, north of Perth.