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Oklahoma: New water recycling plant

12-04-2017

The new facility in Kingfisher County is expected to recycle 30,000 barrels of water a day. Photo credit: Newfield Exploration Newfield Exploration Company announced on Friday, 31st March, that it has begun construction of a new water recycling facility in its Sooner Trend Anadarko Basin Canadian and Kingfisher Counties (STACK) play located in …

Cape Town opposes long-term desalination as drought hits

12-04-2017

The government of Cape Town is ratifying a string of measures that include desalination, tariff hikes, and wastewater reuse has they buckle down and attempt to alleviate the consequences of a drought that has brought the city’s water supply to the breaking point – the metropolis only enough water to for less than a hundred days. The …

FCC’s reservoir contract is to be rescinded

11-04-2017

The Spanish government’s embattled water infrastructure procurement company, Acuamed, has disclosed that it will revoke a €194 million (US$206 million) contract it signed with Fomento de Construcciones y Contratas (FCC) in 2008 to cleanse the Flix reservoir. Acuamed has various contracts – including its contract with FCC – …

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 …