Tampa Bay

TAMPA BAY SEAWATER DESALINATION PLANT – Florida

The importance of a desalination plant cannot be understated in locales such as the Florida, Tampa Bay.

Tampa Bay Seawater Desalination facility is an alternative water supply providing up to 25 mgd of drinking water.

The plant is located in Apollo Beach, which withdraws and discharges up to 1.4 billion gallons a day for use as cooling water for the power plant.

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Acciona raises nearly €1,000 million for “green” funding for a channel in the US – Florida – United States

Acciona has closed €982 million “green” funding to build, operate and maintain a 48-kilometre flood protection canal between North Dakota and Minnesota in the United States for a period of 29 years.

This is the first closed “green” financing project in this country specifically aimed at climate change adaptation infrastructure, which achieved a “Baa3” risk rating, within investment grade, by Moody’s, according to the Spanish company’s media in a statement.

Acciona and its partners Shikun & Binui and North American Construction Group – participants in the RRVA – have illustrated this process in three different segments involving Citigroup, Morgan Stanley, CaixaBank, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation and the Korea Development Bank.

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Huntington Beach desalination plant may get subsurface Intake – USA – California

Poseidon’s attempt to influence the State Lands Commission is too little, too late. Promising environmentally friendly methods in building a $1 billion desalination plant in Huntington Beach is not sufficient to overcome its past record of problems surrounding its Tampa Bay plant.

The California Coastal Commission has suggested and urged Poseidon to use a subsurface intake pipe so that the sand would act as a filter for marine life, such as small fish, fish larvae and eggs, which Poseidon has rejected because of the expense.

The Orange County Water District has recently expanded its groundwater replenishment system by 30 million gallons of fresh water daily for a total of 130 million gallons a day, which more then doubles the amount produced by the Carlsbad and proposed Huntington Beach plant and makes the desalination plant irrelevant.

Autor: Richard C. Armendariz …

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