Saudi Arabia is to increase the proportion of desalinated water produced by private operators from 16 to 52 per cent by 2020.
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Water. desalination + reuse rounds up the social projects, scientific discoveries, prize launches, and other initiatives from the desal and reuse community on World Water Day, 22 March 2017.
Saudi's SWCC moves ahead with privatisation plans
Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC) of Saudi Arabia is today (22 March 2017) taking final proposals for two mega desalination plants, in Yanbu and Shuqaiq, reports MEED.
Rosarito Beach project faces uncertain future
Consolidated Water's proposed mega-project in Baja California, Mexico, faces an uncertain future owing to "significant macroeconomic changes" since the US presidential election of November 2016.
Kuwait Fund boosts loan for desal project at Eastern Port Said, Egypt
The Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development (KFAED) is to provide a further KDW 18.5 million ($61 million) in funding for a 150,000 m3/d seawater reverse osmosis desalination plant in Eastern...
GS Inima and Veolia among six to prequalify for Oman project
GS Inima and Veolia Middle East are among six entities shortlisted for a desalination plant project in Khasab, Oman, reports Times of Oman.
Top five facts about the Suez-GE Water deal
Suez's audacious move to outbid all comers to acquire GE Water introduces a new dynamic to global desalination and reuse markets. What do people think of the deal?
Japan firms to supply desalination expertise to Saudi Arabia
Several Japanese companies have signed up to provide desalination technology and commercialisation expertise to Saudi Arabia, reports Asian Review.
RWL Water completes acquisition of Brazil's Acquavit
RWL Water has completed the acquisition of Acquavit, a water and wastewater treatment company based in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Hyflux sells stake in China business for $126.5 million
Hyflux has completed the sale of its 50 per cent stake in Galaxy NewSpring, a joint venture that it formed with Yunnan Water, of Hong Kong, in 2010.
Grundfos gains outpace global pumps market
Pumps manufacturer Grundfos has reported organic sales growth of 0.5 per cent for 2016, helped by a strong second half.
Suez acquires GE Water for Euro 3.2 billion
Suez and Canada's CDPQ (Caisse de depot et placement du Quebec) are to buy GE Water & Process Technologies for Euro 3.2 billion ($3.37 billion) in cash.
AquaSure breathes sigh of relief as VDP fault is fixed
AquaSure has fixed a fault at the Victorian Desalination Plant (VDP) which threatened to prevent it from fulfilling its first water order of 50 gigalitres by 30 June 2017.
Spanish firms visit Egypt on project-led trade mission
Desalination was on the agenda at the Egypt-Spain Multilateral Partnership 2017 Forum, held in Cairo, 6 to 7 March 2017.
IDE India to deliver desalinated water to proposed new city
Karnataka State, Southwest India, is proposing to build four new desalination plants with IDE Technology India and Indian firm Vagas, as part of a project to build new city Kolar Gold Fields,...
Qatar's first big seawater RO plant is nearly complete
The first large scale seawater RO plant in Qatar, Ras Abu Fontas A3, is to complete by the end of March 2017, reports Gulf Times.
Suez buoyed by strong International division
Suez has reported organic revenue growth of 1.1 per cent for the year ended December 2016, driven by a 4.7 per cent rise at its International division.
Koh Brothers bags Marina East subcontract
Keppel Seghers has subcontracted Singapore's Koh Brothers Building & Civil Engineering as construction partner on the Marina East desalination plant project.
Gulf of Aden project inches forward
Three firms have been pre-selected for a reverse osmosis desalination project in Djibouti, East Africa.
SafBon to supercharge production of ItN membranes
SafBon is dramatically stepping up production of ItN Nanovation ceramic flatsheet membranes to fulfil new orders.
India Supreme Court ruling boosts Wabag