News archive for November 2017


  • Sri Lanka issues RfP for desalination PPP at Hambantota (15-Nov-2017)
  • India's NIOT prepares detailed report on offshore desalination (15-Nov-2017)
  • Acciona and GS Inima submit EoIs for desalination project in Fortaleza, Brazil (15-Nov-2017)
  • Samsung files for arbitration against SWCC over Yanbu 3 cancellation (15-Nov-2017)
  • FCC Aqualia buys back shares in Czech business (15-Nov-2017)
  • Ocean conservationists challenge Huntington Beach decision in court (15-Nov-2017)
  • Suez and Solvay win first contract in China to treat brine with AOP (15-Nov-2017)
  • Water Corporation prepares to expand Perth desalination plant (15-Nov-2017)
  • Scheider Electric and Egypt in talks over desalination plans (15-Nov-2017)
  • Omani nationals offered stake in Al Ghubra desalination plant (15-Nov-2017)
  • M&G Chemicals to sell Texas desalination facility amid bankruptcy (15-Nov-2017)
  • EBRD pledges €300 million for Ain Sokhna, Egypt, desalination project (15-Nov-2017)
  • ADB loans $120 million to desalination project in Jaffna, Sri Lanka (15-Nov-2017)
  • Hong Kong awards mega waste-to-energy project to Keppel and Zhen Hau (15-Nov-2017)
  • Kenya authorities signal desalination project in Lamu County (15-Nov-2017)
  • Torrevieja desalination plant to double capacity (15-Nov-2017)
  • Water. desal + reuse: Top 20 stories for 2017 (15-Nov-2017)
  • Wabag wins $60 million contract to upgrade La Mesa-2 in Manila (15-Nov-2017)
  • Fisia Italimpianti and partners secure Oman desalination project (15-Nov-2017)
  • Xylem to acquire Pure Technologies for $397 million (15-Nov-2017)
  • FCC Aqualia bid wins Sonora, Mexico, desalination project (15-Nov-2017)
  • i2O opens new base in Middle East and North Africa (15-Nov-2017)
  • Egypt's al-Sisi has a mega desal scheme in his sights (15-Nov-2017)
  • Chennai Metrowater chair sets March deadline for project tenders (15-Nov-2017)
  • Sulzer to acquire JWC Environmental (15-Nov-2017)
  • Kenya considers plans for capacitive desalination plant (15-Nov-2017)
  • Aquaporin acquisition secures supply of membrane protein (15-Nov-2017)
  • PUB 'to develop and commercialise' new technology with RfPs worth $23million (15-Nov-2017)
  • Abu Dhabi kicks off competition for developer on desal mega project (15-Nov-2017)
  • Port of Corpus Christi, Texas, eyes a deal on part-built desal plant (15-Nov-2017)
  • Microdyn-Nadir buys out Italy's Oltremare (15-Nov-2017)
  • Desalination project polarises community in North Carolina, US (15-Nov-2017)
  • Saudi's Al-Fadhli gets the go-ahead for nine new desalination plants (15-Nov-2017)
  • Suez and Thiess sue Siemens over VDP switchgear (15-Nov-2017)
  • Blame game begins ahead of Cape Town's 'day zero' (15-Nov-2017)
  • Veolia Middle East CEO Xavier Joseph targets significant growth (15-Nov-2017)
  • Oman appoints advisers to support utility privatisation (15-Nov-2017)
  • Saudi Arabia names nine consortia as pre-quals for Rabigh 3 mega project (15-Nov-2017)
  • California Water Dept backs brackish desal with $34.4 million in grants (15-Nov-2017)
  • IDA joins with UN's FAO to address water scarcity in agriculture (15-Nov-2017)
  • Water crises among top 10 world risks, says Davos report (15-Nov-2017)
  • Six submit tenders for Palestine desalination project (15-Nov-2017)
  • OPWP calls for developers to qualify for new desalination PPP (15-Nov-2017)
  • GrahamTek wins contract for SWCC pilot project (15-Nov-2017)
  • Metito wins desal and solar project in Saudi city development (15-Nov-2017)
  • Abengoa in talks aimed at re-opening Ghana desalination plant (15-Nov-2017)
  • Western Cape food producer adopts desalination (15-Nov-2017)
  • MOF membranes will slash energy use, harvest lithium, say researchers (15-Nov-2017)
  • The world's top 11 most water-challenged cities (15-Nov-2017)
  • South Africa declares drought a national disaster, weighs desal options (15-Nov-2017)
  • SWCC poised to invite bids for mobile desal capacity (15-Nov-2017)
  • High-end Montana ski town mulls reuse to produce snow (15-Nov-2017)
  • AquaVenture poised to acquire Abengoa's Accra desalination plant (15-Nov-2017)
  • TETRA grows water business with SwiftWater buy (15-Nov-2017)
  • Aqualia joins Majis in Port of Sohar joint venture (15-Nov-2017)
  • Water Planet spins off PolyCera Membranes, appoints Marshall (15-Nov-2017)
  • Energy Recovery scoops $6.2 million of business in Saudi Arabia (15-Nov-2017)
  • Egypt pledges $51 billion for water projects over 20 years (15-Nov-2017)
  • Red tide threatens Barka desalination plant, Oman (15-Nov-2017)
  • Saudi Arabia's WEC pre-qualifies bidders for Shuqaiq 3 (15-Nov-2017)
  • Tunisia's SONEDE details programme of desalination plants (15-Nov-2017)
  • Chris Gannon steps up as Energy Recovery interim CEO (15-Nov-2017)
  • Acciona and Besix scoop $237 million Jebel Ali contract (15-Nov-2017)
  • Pakistan breaks ground on desal plant for Balochistan (15-Nov-2017)
  • Councillors in Limerick, Ireland, float the idea of desalination for Dublin (15-Nov-2017)
  • Bangalore utility to require residential blocks to install private reuse facilities (15-Nov-2017)
  • Fluence Corp supplies its de-centralised tech to new markets globally (15-Nov-2017)
  • Consolidated Water signs funding agreement on Rosarito project (15-Nov-2017)
  • Southern Nevada Water Authority eyes Pacific desal for long-term supply (15-Nov-2017)
  • MTC18 hot topics are ZLD, and public outreach (15-Nov-2017)
  • EOI request is out on Jubail phase 3 desal mega-project (15-Nov-2017)
  • IDE to pilot two new water treatment technologies in California, US (15-Nov-2017)
  • Karnataka state, India, approves port city desalination project (15-Nov-2017)
  • AMTA unveils annual gongs for membrane experts (15-Nov-2017)
  • IFM Investors snaps up 49 per cent of FCC Aqualia (15-Nov-2017)
  • Gaza large scale desal project secures €456 million funding (15-Nov-2017)
  • IDA issues final call for papers for upcoming reuse conference (15-Nov-2017)
  • Reports: Mombasa awards desalination contract (15-Nov-2017)
  • LiqTech International hails 'breakthrough' with Finnish industrial reuse contract (15-Nov-2017)
  • Part-built desal facility in Texas, US, sold to polymers joint venture (15-Nov-2017)
  • Stantec expands UK footprint with ESI Consulting acquisition (15-Nov-2017)
  • Public consultation opens on Los Angeles' first large seawater desalination project (15-Nov-2017)
  • Video Q&A: Nick Nelson, Omya International (15-Nov-2017)
  • Eleven firms vie to qualify for Al Ghubrah III desal project, Oman (15-Nov-2017)
  • JICA to loan $283 million for Chennai's fourth desalination plant (15-Nov-2017)
  • Fluence secures first debt financing for desal project (15-Nov-2017)
  • Libya moves to build new desalination plant in Misrata (15-Nov-2017)
  • Video Q&As - the latest tech innovations from MTC18 (15-Nov-2017)
  • Video Q&A: Richard Stover, Gradiant Corp (15-Nov-2017)
  • Video Q&A: Boris Liberman, IDE Technologies (15-Nov-2017)
  • Video Q&A: Mo Malki of AWC, and Desalitech's Matt Jones (15-Nov-2017)
  • Video Q&A: Rodney Clemente, Energy Recovery (15-Nov-2017)
  • Video Q&As - the lowdown on technology trends from MTC18 (15-Nov-2017)
  • Video Q&A: Doug Eisberg, Avista Technologies (15-Nov-2017)
  • Video Q&A: Ronit Erlitzki, AdEdge Water Technologies (15-Nov-2017)
  • Video Q&A: Jessica Boynton, King Lee Technologies (15-Nov-2017)
  • Video Q&A: Aaron Fisher, The Water Research Foundation (15-Nov-2017)
  • Egypt finalises finance for south Sinai desal plants (15-Nov-2017)
  • Hyflux bags desal contract at Iran's SAKO mega-project (15-Nov-2017)
  • Israeli water minister floats plan for two new desal plants (15-Nov-2017)
  • Gradiant Corp forms new Indian subsidiary company (15-Nov-2017)
  • Denver Water selects Xylem for unique direct potable reuse demo (15-Nov-2017)
  • Suez and Middle East plants top 2018 Global Water Awards (15-Nov-2017)
  • IDA unveils lineup of speakers for water reuse conference (15-Nov-2017)
  • OPWP signs ACWA Power, Veolia and Dhofar Development for Salalah project (15-Nov-2017)
  • Sunshine Coast, Australia, to assess potential for a desalination plant (15-Nov-2017)
  • India's east coast ports look to containerised desal (15-Nov-2017)
  • Saudi Arabia outlines privatisation plans for water, and more (15-Nov-2017)
  • Abengoa sells final stake in Atlantica Yield (15-Nov-2017)
  • Piedmont signs new supply and distribution contracts (15-Nov-2017)
  • Veolia Water Tech to deliver RO reuse plant for gold mine (15-Nov-2017)
  • Suez WTS introduces new app for ZeeWeed membranes (15-Nov-2017)
  • Israel kicks off pre-quals for large scale desalination plant (15-Nov-2017)
  • DEWA signs $56 million deal for Jebel Ali turbine extension (15-Nov-2017)
  • Stantec initiates strategic review of water business (15-Nov-2017)
  • Egypt eyes four desalination plants in Sinai development project (15-Nov-2017)
  • Karachi discusses potential desalination PPP (15-Nov-2017)
  • Tunisia officially opens its first desalination plant (15-Nov-2017)
  • Fluence introduces Aspiral, new modular MABR system (15-Nov-2017)
  • DeepWater Desal drives to overturn Monterey County ownership rule (15-Nov-2017)
  • Energy Recovery confirms Gannon as president and chief executive (15-Nov-2017)
  • Brown and Caldwell raids Stantec for water reuse expertise (15-Nov-2017)
  • Hitachi and Toray target 20 per cent RO energy reduction in Saudi demo (15-Nov-2017)
  • Top 20 water-stressed countries with solar potential (15-Nov-2017)
  • Gujarat industry wants distribution for desalinated water (15-Nov-2017)
  • Israeli private investors eye Namibia desalination project (15-Nov-2017)
  • Port of Corpus Christi kicks off permitting process for desalination plant (15-Nov-2017)
  • KfW finances Euro 82 million Tunisian desalination project (15-Nov-2017)
  • Broley up at Brown and Caldwell (15-Nov-2017)
  • Hyflux exits contract with SWCC amid company reorganisation (15-Nov-2017)
  • Gujarat, India, unveils reuse policy amid worsening water crisis (15-Nov-2017)
  • Cyclone Mekunu shuts Sembcorp's Salalah desalination plant (15-Nov-2017)
  • Almar Water Solutions signs MoU with ENAPAC project, Chile (15-Nov-2017)
  • India's SPML Infra grows EBITDA, restructures debt (15-Nov-2017)
  • Algeria prepares two ITTs for desalination plant projects (15-Nov-2017)
  • India's Ministry of Environment backs Chennai mega-project (15-Nov-2017)
  • Gradiant China to target industrial ZLD and wastewater market (15-Nov-2017)
  • IDE pays $53.3 million for 49 per cent of Sorek desalination plant (15-Nov-2017)
  • ADWEA pre-qualifies 25 firms for Taweela desalination project (15-Nov-2017)
  • ACWA Power advances Asia ambitions with Energy China MoU (15-Nov-2017)
  • Nanobubble specialist Moleaer raises capital, seeks people (15-Nov-2017)
  • PolyCera Membranes raises $9 million to support expansion (15-Nov-2017)
  • Mitsui & ACS source finance for Spence copper mine project (15-Nov-2017)
  • ACWA Power is preferred bidder for Umm Al Quwain project (15-Nov-2017)
  • City of Cape Town to tender three water reuse projects (15-Nov-2017)
  • Foxconn invests $30 million in ZLD to reduce intake from Lake Michigan, US (15-Nov-2017)
  • US DoE awards $21 million for solar desalination projects (15-Nov-2017)
  • Public opinion remains a strong barrier to water reuse (15-Nov-2017)
  • 'Legend of the water industry' Heckmann joins PolyCera board (15-Nov-2017)
  • IDA signs MoU with island projects network Greening the Islands (15-Nov-2017)
  • Evoqua pays $132 million for ProAct Services (15-Nov-2017)
  • IDA awards recognise Aqualia, Dow, and Dr Frenkel (15-Nov-2017)
  • Delek completes purchase of Veridis in Israel (15-Nov-2017)
  • Madras High Court halts Nemmeli desal tender (15-Nov-2017)
  • Pakistan election debate spotlights desalination (15-Nov-2017)
  • Tuas Desalination Plant officially opens ahead of SIWW 2018 (15-Nov-2017)