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    Is that the same friend that sent you the Lambert's Bay wind pic today?
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    Quote Originally Posted by biometrics View Post
    Is that the same friend that sent you the Lambert's Bay wind pic today?
    I think that was BBSA not BTTB...
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    Quote Originally Posted by MightyQuin View Post
    I think that was BBSA not BTTB...
    Lol, could be.

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    Default GrahamTek Submits White Paper to Cape Town Municipality

    GrahamTek is currently in final design stages of plants in India and Saudi Arabia totalling 800 million litres per day and pumping desalinated water over distances of more than 700 km. It has partnered with the global engineering firm Du Pont, consulting on the world’s largest desalination plants in the Middle East where each of these plants produces more than 1 000 million litres per day.

    For Cape Town, this is an opportunity to begin turning the impact of the drought around, even before the end of the year. GrahamTek, a global desalination and water purification company based in Strand with over 20 years’ experience, is eager to team up with the City to relieve the stress on current limited water supply.

    GrahamTek proposes to deploy temporary modular and fully mobile 20 million litres per day desalination plants at strategic locations to rapidly supplement the City’s water supply without the need to build time-consuming bulk infrastructure. GrahamTek committed to deploying up to 100 million litres per day within 4 months. The bulk infrastructure for larger more permanent plants will be constructed in parallel, and the mobile plants can then be relocated and installed there when completed, providing up to 450 million litres per day, nearly two thirds of Cape Town’s current requirement.

    Tom Callaghan, Head of business development at GrahamTek, said that there will also be no large upfront capital expenditure or risk for the City as GrahamTek offers to design, build, finance, insure, manage and operate the plants, including the civil infrastructure required up to a distribution point, offering the water of SANS 241 standard to the City within current municipal rates.

    GrahamTek also presented a similar proposal to Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality last week to help tackle their looming water crisis.
    http://www.gtek.org.za/About-GrahamT...n-White-Paper/


    The bolded part at the end is very interesting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ockie View Post
    http://www.gtek.org.za/About-GrahamT...n-White-Paper/

    The bolded part at the end is very interesting.
    You're missing the part where the city then won't make any profit off the water they sell. They store and process water at a much lower price than "current municipal rates", I'd be willing to wager.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ockie View Post
    http://www.gtek.org.za/About-GrahamT...n-White-Paper/
    The bolded part at the end is very interesting.
    Get out of jail free card for the city. Company is doing wonderful things in other countries, yet ours doesn't make use of them. DA are really screwing the pooch on this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sgs View Post
    You're missing the part where the city then won't make any profit off the water they sell. They store and process water at a much lower price than "current municipal rates", I'd be willing to wager.
    The stakes are higher than making a profit on water if the water shortage is as bad as they say. They will have to lift their legs up in the air and take it like a man.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sgs View Post
    You're missing the part where the city then won't make any profit off the water they sell. They store and process water at a much lower price than "current municipal rates", I'd be willing to wager.
    Why would the city simply not just up the price so they make exactly the same profit by doubling or even tripling the current price of water? It is what they have been doing anyway with regard to electricity, rates and taxes etc?

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    Wait a minute Graham Tech hasn't actually designed anything operational anywhere...the press release states they are in final design of facilities in Some of the most water scarce places like Saudi which already has desalination plants
    CTCC needs proven established plant operators not design maybes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hosehead View Post
    Wait a minute Graham Tech hasn't actually designed anything operational anywhere...the press release states they are in final design of facilities in Some of the most water scarce places like Saudi which already has desalination plants
    CTCC needs proven established plant operators not design maybes.
    They don't seem to want those either. So design is at least a start.

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    Mossel Bay and Petro SA are supplied 15 million liters a day by Veolia in desalinised water.

    http://www.veoliawatertechnologies.c...salination.pdf

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    Default Water resilience: City moves on water solutions call as worst drought in 100 years ch

    Cape Town - While an
    80% chance of rain is possible on Monday 19 June, the chances that the Western Cape’s water crisis will be solved this winter is unlikely.

    The city previously confirmed it would take at least three consecutive winters of above-average rainfall to make a real difference to the availability of surface water.

    As a result the City of Cape Town says it is on a drive to build water resilience and has since requested possible temporary water solutions, as it aims to take a new approach to water management.

    The resolution was made at the May Council meeting, with a formal request opened on the City's Website on Monday 19 June 2017.

    The call is for proposed solutions that will enable the City to "temporarily establish several small, intermediate and possibly even large plants to supply potable water".

    The city says it is up-scaling its efforts to secure new sources of temporary water supplies - and is aiming to have the first plants, based on the proposals, available for production of potable water solutions towards the end of August 2017.

    ‘Reverse osmosis, desalination, or similar technology’

    Some of the ideas on the table include plants that could use reverse osmosis, desalination, or similar technology from sea water, other surface water sources or treated run-off, says the City.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ockie View Post
    http://www.gtek.org.za/About-GrahamT...n-White-Paper/


    The bolded part at the end is very interesting.
    Numbers: http://vinlab.com/wp-content/uploads...S-241-2015.pdf

    Short summary:
    Water that complies with this part of SANS
    241 is deemed to present an acceptable health risk
    for lifetime consumption (this implies an average co
    nsumption of 2 L of water per day for 70 years
    by a person that weighs 60 kg).
    http://store.sabs.co.za/pdfpreview.p...df&preview=yes
    The link to the WHO guidelines is dead though.
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