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Solar and wind give competitive edge, says Acwa Power
Greater reliance on solar and wind power will support Acwa Power's future growth, president and chief executive Paddy Padmanathan has said.
US DoE announces $100 million for Energy-Water Desalination Hub
The US Department of Energy (DoE) has announced $100 million in funding to establish an Energy-Water Desalination Hub.
Essel Infraprojects wins Gujarat desalination contract
Essel Infraprojects Ltd (EIL) of India has won a contract for a large-scale desalination plant at Jodiya, on the Gulf of Kutch, Gujarat.
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).
UN urges desalination industry to improve on brine
The United Nations has called on the desalination industry to clean up its act on brine as the number of desalination plants worldwide continues to climb.
Hawaii considers special bonds for solar desalination
Hawaii Island is looking to introduce new special purpose bonds to build and operate solar-powered desalination plants, reports westhawaiitoday.com.
Saudi's PIF to raise stake in Acwa Power
Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund (PIF) is to raise its stake in Acwa Power to 40 per cent up from 25 per cent, reports Reuters.
DEWA receives five bids for Hassyan advisory role
Dubai Water and Electricity Authority (DEWA) has received five bids for advisory services on a 545,531 m3/d seawater reverse osmosis project in Hassyan.
Solar desalination plant to supply Chilean mines is approved
Trends Industrial's ambitious, multi-client, solar-powered desalination project to supply water to mines in Atacama desert, Chile, has been approved by the country's environmental agency.
KAUST develops adsorbent hydrogel prototype
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology has developed a hydrogel that absorbs water at night-time, and releases it when warmed by sunlight during the day.
German firm constructs solar plants in Kenya
German technology company Boreal Light is to construct 19 solar-powered desalination plants across Kenya, reports energysiren.
Saudi Arabia to build solar-powered, adsorption desalination plant
Saudi Arabia is building a solar-powered desalination plant using adsoprtion technology, in one of seven strategic projects that include the nation's first nuclear research reactor.
ACWA Power Barka shuts off gas and steam turbines
A gas turbine has tripped at ACWA Power Barka power and water station in Oman, resulting in both of the plant's gas turbines and its steam turbine being shut off.
Most-read: our top 20 stories of 2018
The year 2018 was dominated by big project tenders in the Middle East, especially Saudi Arabia. Water. desalination + reuse rounds up the top stories from our industry.
Sonatrach and ADE terminate WPA on Souk Tleta desal plant, Algeria
Algeria's Sonatrach and L'Algerienne Des Eaux (ADE) served notice on Malakoff Corporation on a water purchase agreement (WPA) for Souk Tleta desalination plant.
WorleyParsons and WatershipBlue team up to deliver large-scale floating desal plants
WorleyParsons and WatershipBlue have entered into a Master Services Agreement supporting the advisory, consulting, design, construction, and operation of waterships worldwide.
Chile predicts 230 per cent rise in seawater use in mining
Projections from the Chilean Ministry of Mines are for 230 per cent growth in use of seawater by the nation's copper mining industry in the next 10 years.
Egypt signs MOU with AquaSwiss
An Egyptian government organisation has signed an MOU with the Swiss desalination specialist, according to Egypt Today.
Waves to Water Prize targets ocean-powered desal
The US Department of Energy (DOE) has introduced the Waves to Water Prize for wave-powered desalination technologies and is seeking feedback on the initiative.
Va Tech Wabag secures Tunisian desalination project
VA Tech Wabag has secured a contract for a 50,000 m3/d desalination plant in Zarat, Gabes governorate, Tunisia.