MARKET PROSPECTS The US$102 million project will take three years to complete. The plant, with a treatment capacity of 45 million litres per day, will service a population of 111 600 people. The facility will have 16.3 km of sewers, and seven pumping stations with flow rates of 7–203 l/s. The project also includes the dismantling and redevelopment of pumping stations and the existing wastewater treatment plant. The work will be financed through the Inter-American Development Bank.
Osmoflo to deliver RO plant for desal project in Oman
ustralia’s Osmoflo has moved into the Oman market by securing an EPC contract from ACWA Power Barkawas to provide a 56 775 m3/d (12.5 MIGD) seawater reverse osmosis plant for the Barka desalination project located 60 km north west of Muscat. ACWA Power Barkawas was awarded phase two of the Barka desalination project by the Oman Power & Water Procurement Co. The plant will be capable of delivering 12.5 million gallons of water per day and is part of a Phase 2 expansion of ACWA Power’s operations in Barka, where it already operates a plant delivering 136 660 m3 of water per day and 427 MW of power. Pretreatment will consist of a coagulant dosage prior to filtration with Pall MF membranes, and the high-pressure system will be equipped with Calder DWEER energy recovery devices. Taking its feed from the cooling section of the existing multistage filtration units, the Osmoflo plant has microfiltration pre-treatment followed by 5 trains of seawater reverse osmosis (SWRO). The system will be delivered in three phases, the first of which is scheduled to be operational in August 2015.
BP invests in Saltworks Technologies
P Ventures has completed an investment in Canadian water
treatment technology company Saltworks Technologies. Vancouver-headquartered Saltworks Technologies specializes in recycling wastewater or using desalination on saline water. It focuses on challenging water sources found in industrial settings such as shale gas, oil sands and mining. Saltworks’ CEO Benjamin Sparrow said: “BP’s investment will immediately go to work as we construct our new manufacturing facility and further grow our field operations team. After successful product uptake in Australia, California, Texas and Pennsylvania, we are extremely pleased to welcome BP to our shareholder base. BP’s investment will increase our scale and our reach.” The BP Ventures investment comes after successful test projects between BP and Saltworks.
Desalitech secures US$11mn investment to fund expansion
oston, USA-based Desalitech has raised US$11 million in equity funding from a group of private investors led by Spring Creek Investment Management LLC. Desalitech’s current investors, Liberation Capital and AquAgro Fund, also participated in the financing round. The new funding will allow Desalitech to accelerate its growth and strengthen its position as a supplier of high-efficiency water purification solutions.
Nagare Membranes raises US$10.5mn in funding round
Amec Foster Wheeler to deliver 2nd CFB to Solvay Sodi
mec Foster Wheeler is to design, supply and erect a circulating fluidized bed (CFB) boiler island for Deven JSCo, a subsidiary of Solvay Sodi. The boiler island will form part of the existing power plant which produces steam and electricity for a chemical complex located in Devnya, near Varna, Bulgaria. This is the second CFB boiler island that Amec Foster Wheeler will have supplied to Solvay Sodi for the Devnya power station. Amec Foster Wheeler, which has received full notice to proceed on the contract, will design and supply the 50 MWe (gross megawatt electric) CFB steam generator and auxiliary equipment, and will carry out the erection and commissioning of the boiler island. The steam generator will be designed to burn petroleum coke and bituminous coal, while meeting applicable environmental regulatory requirements. Commercial operation of the new steam generator is scheduled for the second quarter of 2017.
Fluor partners with China National Nuclear Corp
luor Corp has signed a memorandum of understanding with Chinese state-owned China National Nuclear Corp (CNNC) to cooperate on nuclear and renewable energy opportunities in Europe and China. The two companies will work together on a range of civil nuclear-related opportunities in the UK, Germany and China. The arrangement also covers work in the renewable energy market including wind farms and solar power projects.
agare Membranes has closed a US$10.5 million Series A funding round, to accelerate the development and manufacture of its advanced carbon nanotube membrane for water desalination, reuse and purification. Nagare Membranes’ founder and CEO Rob McGinnis was previously co-founder and CTO of Oasys Water.
Jacobs appointed owner’s engineer for power plant in the Philippines
herma Visayas Inc (TVI), a subsidiary of Aboitiz Power Corp,
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