Water. desalination + reuse

DWR MayJune 2016

Water. Desalination + reuse

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May-June 2016 | Desalination & Water Reuse | 7 | business Sacyr-led group wins Oman deal A consortium led by Sacyr subsidiary Valoriza Agua has won a US$ 1.2 billion, design, construction, operation and maintenance deal for a 250,000 m³/d reverse osmosis (RO) desalination plant in Sohar on Oman's Batinah coast. Oman Power & Water Procurement Company awarded the contract to a consortium of Valoriza Water (51%) with Oman Brunei Investment Company (25%) and Sogex Oman (24%). The plant is scheduled to begin operation in 2018. The contract includes the purchase of the plant's drinking water output under a 20-year water purchase agreement. The project is reported to be one of the largest investments in desalination of seawater in Oman. The contract, according to Sacyr, consolidates the group's strategy and strengthens its presence in the Middle East. Spain's Valoriza Agua has designed and built more than 100 plants with a total production of 1.7 million m³/day; desalted water making it the sixth largest company in the world in terms of contracted capacity of desalinated water for the period 2006 - 2013. Korea and Iran in desalination deal An agreement to construct a new 60 Ml/d desalination plant in Iran is one of three deals worth some US$ 1.6 billion signed by Iran and South Korea recently. According to a report in the Tehran Times, Korean steel maker Posco and Korea Electric Power Corp, have signed a memorandum of agreement to build the desalination facility in Iran's Chabahar Free Trade-Industrial Zone. Posco and Iranian steelmaker Pars Kohan Diar Parsian Steel (PKP) signed another MoA to build jointly a steel mill in Chabahar Free Trade-Industrial Zone, the Tehran newspaper said. The deals were signed at an Iran-Korea Business Forum in Tehran where Posco's electricity-generating arm, Posco Energy, also signed a memorandum of understanding with PKP to build a 500 MW power plant fueled by gas generated by the planned steel mill, according to newspaper, the Korea Times. Xylem strikes US$ 1.3 million deal in Vietnam Water technology firm, Xylem, has won a US$ 1.3 million contract to provide its treatment technology to a Saigon Water Corporation plant in Vietnam's Ho Chi Minh City. Xylem will design, install and commission an expansion of the existing treatment facilities at Tan Hiep Water Treatment Plant 2. Xylem will supply its Leopold Type S Underdrain and Wedeco SMOevo ozone system - which is the first ozone treatment application in Vietnam, said Xylem. According to Xylem the upgrade will increase the plant's potable water productivity to 300,000 m³/d to supply 1.5 million people - 15% of the city's population. Construction on the Tan Hiep Treatment Plant 2 upgrade began in last quarter of 2015 and the plant is scheduled to be operational by April 2016. The city relies heavily on the Dong Nai and Sai Gon rivers, both of which are polluted by discharges from residential areas, hospitals, factories, waterway transport vessels, farms, and waste tips. General Manager at Xylem Hong Kong, Patrick Baker, said Leopold Underdrain technology was already in use in Thu Duc Water Treatment Plant outside Ho Chi Minh CIty He said: "Xylem has a longstanding relationship with the Saigon Water Corporation. Xylem's ozone solution with Effizon evo 2g electrode technology will reduce the reliance of the Tan Hiep Water Treatment Plant 2 on chlorine technology. Pollutants, coloured substances, odours and microorganisms are directly destroyed by oxidation, without creating harmful chlorinated by- products or significant residues." ContRaCt&tenDeRneWs

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