Israel’s IDE Technologies is set to win a contract worth more than $100 million to build four additional thermal desalination units at a Tianjin, China, powerplant that will become the country’s largest desal complex when completed. The Kadima-based firm beat out France’s SIDEM, India’s VA Tech Wabag Ltd. and several Chinese companies for the award from Tianjin SDIC, the Chinese powerplant owner. IDE will supply the multi-effect distillation desal units to double production of desalinated water to a total capacity of 200,000 cu meters a day. Photo Courtesy Ide Technologies Facility in Tianjin, China, will become the country’s largest desalination
The market is generally healthy and steadily growing, and margins are up for large specialty contractors. Further, advances in design tools and owner demand for collaboration are giving subcontractors a seat at the table early on in projects.