Jun 21, 2019

Business News Round Up - June 21, 2019

IDE Technologies installs RO in Singapore desalination plant; MPW announces $20M contract with PBF Energy

Barry Lassiter, VP Operations at MFG Chemical.
Barry Lassiter, VP Operations at MFG Chemical.

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IDE Technologies to Provide Reverse Osmosis for Desalination Plant

IDE Technologies will deliver a reverse osmosis system for the Jurong Island Desalination Plant. This plant will be Singapore’s fifth desalination plant and have a capacity of 35.7 mgd. This combined system will produce high-quality water to Singapore.

As Singapore is a small city-state with limited water storage space, its water management policy is essential to its existence. Large desalination plants are part of the four main sources providing water across the city. They work in addition to water imported from Malaysia, extensive rainwater collection, and storage and water reuse facilities that treat and distribute potable water. Singapore has set a target to have desalinated water meet up to 30% of the country’s future water needs by 2060.


MPW Announces Contract with PBF Energy

MPW Industrial Services announced the finalization of a 10-year, $20 million contract with PBF Energy.  MPW will provide industrial water services to PBF’s oil refinery in Chalmette, La. MPW has assigned five full-time employees to the site, with a minimum of one employee at the Chalmette Refinery at all times as part of the contract.


Panel to Feature MFG Chemical VP

MFG Chemical will send VP of Operations Barry Lassiter to speak at the “Best Practices in Chemical Plant Safety” panel to be held on Thursday, Sep. 5 at the upcoming Specialty & Agro Chemicals America in Charleston, S.C.

Lassiter is an authority on chemical plant safety, having served a 40-year career at DuPont managing operations and safety functions, then joining MFG Chemical as director of environmental health, safety and sustainability, where he instituted a safety culture throughout the company.


Networking News

  • Logical Systems LLC welcomed Scott Larson as technology director of advanced analytics and Daniel “Mitch” Hofecker as principal engineer.
  • David Bedoya joined Dewberry as senior associate and water/wastewater market segment leader in Boston.
  • Karen Black was promoted to business development director of WSP USA’s national water and environment business.