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  1. Business - Commodities - RESOURCES

    New desalination capacity jumps 50pc on year as industry demand grows

    Posted Oct 16th 2013, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in New York Improvements in energy efficiency see 50 per cent more capacity due online this year Global desalination capacity rises on industry demand Demand for water to generate power, energy and refining needs sparked such growth in desalination plants that 50 per cent more capacity is due online this year than last year, according to newly published data. A 30 ...

  2. Comment - Letters

    Desalination an option to ensure free flow of Hong Kong's water supply

    Posted Dec 09th 2013, 05:21am by LETTERS

    ... All options on tableto ensure HK water supply doesn't dry up I refer to the letter by Mr Gravis Cheng ("Desalination is best option in the long run", December 1). I would like to provide some information in regard to the department's views on desalination and the quality of Dongjiang water. Climate change is an issue of worldwide concern. ...

  3. Technology seen as key to solving water crisis

    Posted Apr 19th 2004, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao Desalination plants could provide second main source, say scientists The nation will increasingly turn to desalination to solve its worsening water crisis, ... of scientists now believed that desalination could help ease the crisis. Gao Congjie, a researcher with the Chinese Academy of Sciences, said the nation could tackle the shortage with the help ...

  4. Business - Commodities - RESOURCES

    Desalination an answer to China's water needs

    Posted Nov 03rd 2012, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih hanshih.toh@scmp.com Power generation for the mainland's growth will need lots of it and one way is to get it from the sea but this is not a cheap option Desalination an answer to China's water needs Desalination is viewed by some as a panacea for China's water shortage. It, however, consumes a lot of electricity, placing a strain on the country's ...

  5. Thirsty work

    Posted Jan 12th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... It would cost HK$50 billion to build a desalination plant and secure Hong Kong its own supply of drinking water, the environment chief has revealed. Do you think this is money worth spending? Write to us ...

  6. Salty tale

    Posted Apr 16th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Desalination could provide the largest new supply of fresh water for Hong Kong, say officials. Is this a viable process for the city, given that it is expensive and requires a lot of electricity? Write to us. ...

  7. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Beijing officials defend plans to source drinking water from polluted Bohai Gulf

    Posted Apr 23rd 2014, 03:06pm by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com The authorities defend plans to build a large desalination plant at the polluted Bohai Gulf to pump much-needed supplies the capital Beijing looks ... a mainland newspaper reported. The capital's municipal government has announced a project to build a desalination plan in Tangshan in Hebei province to process one million tonnes of water a day ...

  8. Desalination 'not needed for at least 20 years'

    Posted Apr 14th 2008, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng Desalination could provide the largest new supply of fresh water for Hong Kong- at a cost, according to the Water Supplies Department. But water from the mainland should adequately meet demand for the coming two decades, it says in a paper. A pilot study last year tested desalination technology at Tuen Mun and Ap Lei Chau and found it could produce 'hundreds ...

  9. Desalination would be cheaper than ambitious plan, experts say

    Posted May 29th 2009, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing The controversial project to divert water from the Yangtze River to drought-stricken Beijing could be replaced by much cheaper desalination technology, critics of the ambitious scheme say. An expert with the Ministry of Water Resources told the China Business Journal that while improved technology had reduced the cost of desalination to less than 5 yuan (HK$5.65) ...

  10. Desalination plant would cost HK$50b: Sarah Liao

    Posted Jan 11th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai It would cost HK$50 billion to build a desalination plant if Hong Kong wanted its own drinking water supply, the environment minister told legislators yesterday. The estimate was unveiled as part of a feasibility study into desalination to be ready later this year. Secretary for Environment, Transport and Works Sarah Liao Sau-tung said it was too early ...




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