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* Spain’s desal market shows no letup. Two new projects are announced this month (one at Almuñecar, Granada and a second one at El Prat del Llobregat, Catalunya). Competition is hotting up too. There were 14 bids for Acuamed’s El Mojón phase II tender.

* Not surprisingly, the smart Spanish companies are heading elsewhere. After North Africa, India seems to be the next market for the conquistadors. Inima and Aqualia are working together on a bid for the 100,000m33/d-150,000m33/d desalination project in the Kutch region of Gujarat (see Desalination Tracker). One hopes they are in no hurry to do business. Befesa’s project at Chennai in Tamilnadu is still awaiting government clearance.