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Abu Dhabi’s government intervenes to support Taqa

11-04-2017

The Abu Dhabi National Energy Company, saw its share price rise by 15 per cent over one week when the government of Abu Dhabi interceded to buttress the company’s balance sheet after its oil and gas business took a massive hit. The ADX-listed majority owner of a series of large desalination facilities in Abu Dhabi owns a 54 per cent of …

Xylem summarises water ambitions

10-04-2017

Xylem recently described its goal to leverage on their 2016 US$1.7 billion acquisition of Sensus, an advanced metering specialist, to go after more acquisitions in the smart water infrastructure arena. The organisation’s acquisitions of Visenti and Sensus in 2016 have changed Xylem into a giant in the smart water sector, and they recently …

Doosan re-enters Saudi Arabia with desalination deal

10-04-2017

Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction, based in South Korea, has signed a US$422 million contract to construct a seawater reverse osmosis (SWRO) desalination plant in Saudi Arabia. The engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) project will be built in Shuaibah, on the coast of the Red Sea and located 110 kilometres south of Jeddah. …

The Utility of the Future Today Recognition Programme is now open for nominations

07-04-2017

The Utility of the Future Today Recognition Programme, returning for its second year, has opened its doors for nomination until 5pm EDT on the 9th of June, Friday. The Programme brings attention to facilities dealing in water resource recovery carrying out the innovative Utility of the Future business model. The project aims to promote and honour …

TaKaDu moves into the United States for the first time

07-04-2017

Knoxville Utilities Board (KUB) in Tennessee, the United States (US), has chosen TaKaDu, a global leader in Integrated Event Management solutions in the water industry, to improve their water efficiency and bring down water loss. Following a public tender, KUB and TaKaDu, based in Israel, have signed a contract. This latest move by KUB is part of …

Editor’s pickIndonesian Borneo: Water pollution from a coal mine brings misery to those downstream

06-04-2017

Student activist Taufik Iskandar, 26, from Santan Ilir village, East Kalimantan. Photo credit: Ardiles Rante “The Santan River is the lifeblood of the people of Santan Ilir, Santan Tengah and Santan Hulu villages,” Taufik Iskandar, a student activist from the Marangkayu Student Association in Santan Ilir, located in the Kutai …

Hyflux to inject share capital into Qurayyat Desalination

06-04-2017

Hyflux Ltd’s Board of Directors disclosed that Qurayyat Desalination SAOC, its subsidiary company incorporated in the Sultanate of Oman, has boosted its share capital as part of the project financing requirements of the Qurayyat Independent Water project. An issue and distribution of an additional 9,958,000 shares at OMR1 (US$2.60), bringing …

The ACES Young Consulting Engineer of the Year 2017 is from Aurecon

06-04-2017

Kelvin Chen, winner of the Young Consulting Engineer of the Year 2017 award in the Mechanical Engineering category. Photo credit: Aurecon The Association of Consulting Engineers Singapore (ACES) announced the winner of the Young Consulting Engineer of the Year 2017 award in the Mechanical Engineering category on 31st March, Friday. …