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  • 18 Aug 2014- 10:19 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CHONGQING, China A sulfur-processing plant has polluted a reservoir in Chongqing municipality that supplies water to more than 50,000 people in surrounding areas. Small traces of the chemical compound sodium ethyl xanthate, which is used in the mining
  • 26 Jul 2013- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent RIYADH, Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabian water and electricity company Marafiq on July 21 signed a $310 million USD contract with French utility giant Veolia to design, build and operate a desalination plant in Jubail. The plant will use reverse osmosis and
  • Saudi Arabia’s Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC) has set a target of increasing desalinated water production by 2 million cubic meter by the end of this year, according to SWCC head Abdel-Rahman al Ibrahim.
  • 8 Oct 2012- 08:59 by Local Press Report RIYADH Steel Guru Abdul Rahman Al Ibrahim governor of the Saline Water Conversion Corporation said that company will establish three new solar powered desalination plants. We are reducing dependence on oil and using alternative energy sources to run our
  • Saudi Arabia’s Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC) plans to start using multiple-effect distillation systems, which will cut fuel use in its desalination plants by 40 percent, company officials announced last week.
  • 25 May 2012- 09:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON DC Friends of Nature (FON), a non-governmental environmental protection organization, and the Chongqing Green Volunteer Association’s public interest lawsuit, a first of its kind in China, began its court proceedings this week. The two NGOs
  • 12 Dec 2011- 15:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent RIYADH, Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia’s National Water Co. (NWC) plans to spend $66.4 billion USD on water and wastewater projects over the next eight years, as water consumption grows faster than the kingdom’s burgeoning population, a crisis that threatens
  • 26 Jul 2010- 14:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Saudi Arabia, JUBAIL Saudi Arabia's Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC) and Power & Water Utility Company for Jubail & Yanbu (Marafiq) are tendering engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contracts for the Yanbu 3 power and
  • 27 Apr 2009- 20:58 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIJING, China As the massive and controversial Three Gorges Dam project nears completion in November, Chinese authorities have admitted that filling the reservoir has triggered a number of landslides and forced the relocation of 28,000 more people
  • 1 Sep 2008- 14:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Saudi Arabia, YANBU The Power & Utility Company for Jubail and Marafiq (Marafiq) has decided to modify some of the stiffer qualifying conditions for the Yanbu Independent Water and Power Project (IWPP). According to Saudi news reports, this change in
  • 26 May 2008- 22:29 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIJING, China — China moved swiftly within days of its devastating earthquake to remove online reports that the May 12 quake could have been caused by the controversial Three Gorges Dam project. Two reports appeared on official news sites, including
  • 7 Apr 2008- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent RIYADH, Saudi Arabia- The Saudi power and water utility company for Jubail and Yanbu (Marafiq) says it will assume responsibility to guarantee payments for water and power for the Yanbu Industrial City independent water and power plant (IWPP). Marafiq
  • 17 Dec 2007- 09:08 by Local Press Report Saudi Arabia, JEDDAH Khaleej Times (United Arab Emirates) — Zamil Industrial Investment Company has signed an $11.3 million USD, 22-year agreement with Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) for the complete outsourcing of process and comfort cooling and
  • 22 Oct 2007- 21:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIJING, China — In an escalation of the controversy surrounding the future of China's Three Gorges' Dam, the Chongqing local government announced this week it would move another 4 million people from the reservoir's environs over the
  • 8 Oct 2007- 20:39 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIJING, China- Environmental experts are continuing to express concern about the ecological effects of the Three Gorges Dam, as the huge weight of water behind the dam has started to erode the Yangtze River's bank in many places. This in turn has

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