Water. desalination + reuse

water d+r March 2017

Water. Desalination + reuse

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Water. desalination + reuse March 2017 The Quarterly 5 EGYPT Hyfl ux's Suez Canal project now BOO Hyfl ux is to develop the Ain Sokhna integrated water and power plant project in Egypt's Suez Canal Economic Zone on a build, own, operate (BOO) basis, rather than as engineer, procure, construct (EPC) as contracted in March 2016. The General Authority for Suez Canal Economic Zone requested the change on the 150,000 m3/d desalination plant project. Hyfl ux has identifi ed partners to develop the project, and will announce further details in due course. SAUDI ARABIA SWCC cancels EPC with Samsung The contract for a major power and desalination plant in Yanbu Industrial City, Saudi Arabia, has been cancelled by Saline Water and Conversion Corporation (SWCC) following a disagreement with EPC contractor Samsung Engineering over project changes. SWCC changed its specifi cations for turbines for the 3,100 megawatt power and desalination plant, and then ended the contract a er the two sides were unable to reach a new agreement on price. The news was reported by Korea Economic Daily, which quoted a regulatory fi ling on the subject from Samsung Engineering. Initially, the project was scheduled to complete at the end of 2016, but this date has been revised to August 2018. SINGAPORE Keppel wins large desalination project Keppel has beaten 15 local and international bidders for a contract to build Singapore's fourth desalination plant at Marina East. Keppel agreed to form a company to sign a water purchase contract with PUB, Singapore's water agency, by the end of January 2017. The agreement will cover water supply to PUB for 25 years to 2045, with a price in the fi rst year of $1.08 a cubic metre. The plant will have a capacity of 30 million gallons a day (137,000 m3/d) and will supply water demand zones in the city and eastern Singapore. Seawater, as well as freshwater from Marina Reservoir, will be treated using reverse osmosis and other advanced membrane technologies. It will be built under a design, build, own, operate contract. Keppel Seghers will deliver the turnkey construction and commissioning, and Keppel Infrastructure Services will operate the plant. Desalination currently meets 25 per cent of Singapore's water demand, with the rest coming from local catchment water, imported water, and water reuse. SINGAPORE PUB cuts the ribbon on water reuse plant Singapore's water agency PUB has offi cially opened the country's fi h water reuse plant, BEWG-UESH, the second in the planning zone of Changi. Built on top of the existing Changi water reclamation plant, the new $170 million facility has capacity of 228,000 m3/d, and will supply PUB for 25 years. PUB awarded a design, build, own, operate (DBOO) contract for the plant in 2014 to a consortium formed by Beijing Enterprises Water Group (BEWG) and UES Holdings, making it one of six public-private partnership projects contracted by PUB. BEWG-UESH and Singapore's four other water reuse plants at Bedok, Changi, Kranji and Ulu Padan provide 40 per cent of the city-state's water demand. For more on Singapore's water reuse initiatives, see In Site, page 12. GLOBAL IDA Fellowship Award to Johnson Churman The International Desalination Association (IDA) has awarded its Fellowship Award 2016-17 to Holly Johnson Churman, technology manager at Water Standard. The award includes $10,000 and a four-week attachment at PUB, Singapore's water agency, which is the host agency for this year's programme. Johnson Churman has worked in the water industry for nine years, and for Texas- based water treatment company Water Standard since 2012, managing the research, demonstration and integration of new water treatment technologies and best practice for the energy industry. Johnson Churman was previously senior applications engineer/process engineer at Veolia Water Solutions and Technologies. She holds a master's in environmental engineering and science from Stanford University, and a degree in environmental engineering and science from MIT. The IDA Fellowship Award aims to promote greater interaction and sharing of knowledge, technologies and processes in desalination and water reuse.

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