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  • Nation’s Largest Seawater Desalination Plant Marks One-Year Anniversary

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contacts: Jessica Jones Poseidon Water (760) 655-3998 

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    Nation’s Largest Seawater Desalination Plant Marks One-Year Anniversary 

    Carlsbad, CA (Dec.14, 2016) – In its first year of operations, the nation’s largest and most technologically advanced seawater desalination plant produced enough high-quality, drought-proof water from the Pacific Ocean to meet approximately 10 percent of the region’s demand. The Claude “Bud” Lewis Carlsbad Desalination Plant quickly generated significant benefits by relieving pressure on imported water supplies, reducing state mandates for emergency conservation measures in March and helping the region pass the state’s stringent water supply “stress test” in June. Read more.

  • DBIA Announces 2016 Design-Build Project of the Year

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Louis J. Jenny, Design-Build Institute of America (202) 454-7507
    Carlsbad Desalination Plant Honored as Project of the Year

    Las Vegas, Nevada, 2016 – The Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA), the only organization that defines, teachesand promotes design-build best practices, announced the 2016 Project of theYear and National Award of Excellence winners at the Design-BuildConference & Expo Awards Dinner. Read more.

  • Carlsbad Desalination Project Receives Top Honors for Maximizing Cost-Effectiveness through Public-Private Partnership

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    San Diego County Taxpayers Association Honors Poseidon Water and San Diego County Water Authority for Collaborative Effort to Create New Drought-Proof Water Supply

    Carlsbad, CA (June 17, 2016) – The Carlsbad Desalination Project was recognized for “stretching taxpayer dollars through cooperation between the public and private sectors” by the San Diego County Taxpayers Association at the organization’s 21st Annual Golden Watchdog & Fleece Awards last night at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina. Poseidon Water and the San Diego County Water Authority received the Grand Golden Watchdog for the project and the unique collaboration that made it possible.

  • Carlsbad Desalination Plant Named International Plant of the Year for 2016

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    Global Water Award announced in the United Arab Emirates

    Carlsbad, CA – The Claude “Bud” Lewis Carlsbad Desalination Plant has been honored with a Global Water Award as the Desalination Plant of the Year for 2016 by Global Water Intelligence, publisher of periodicals for the international water industry. The award, announced this week at the Global Water Summit in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, goes to “the desalination plant, commissioned during 2015, that represents the most impressive technical or ecologically sustainable achievement in the industry.” Read more.

  • Poseidon’s Peter MacLaggan Named ‘Top 25 Newsmaker

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    Honor Bestowed by Engineering News Record Salutes the Industry’s Most Influential People

    San Diego, CA – Today, Poseidon announced that their Senior Vice President of Project Development for California has been named one of Engineering News Record’s (ENR) ‘Top 25 Newsmakers.’ Every year, ENR salutes influencers in construction by naming the Top 25 Newsmakers who have been the most influential in their respective roles. MacLaggan was recognized for his tenacity and patience in pushing for the successful construction of the largest seawater desalination plant in the Western hemisphere in Carlsbad, California.“I am deeply honored to be named one of ENR’s Top 25 Newsmakers along with the best and the brightest minds in the industry,” said Peter MacLaggan, Poseidon Senior Vice President. “The Carlsbad project took over a decade to come to fruition and was truly a team effort. I want to thank everyone who helped San Diego County residents achieve desalination as a new drought-proof reliable source of water from the Pacific Ocean for future generations to come.” Read more.

  • IDE Technologies Has Selected Protec Arisawa and Dow Water & Process Solutions

    Carlsbad, CA (October 6, 2014) – Poseidon Water has announced that IDE Technologies has selected Protec Arisawa and Dow Water & Process Solutions to provide the pressure vessels and reverse osmosis membranes for the Carlsbad Desalination Project. Read more.  

  • Crews Reach Halfway Point on Construction of 10-Mile Pipeline

    Carlsbad, CA (May 29, 2014) – The 10-mile pipeline that will connect the Carlsbad Desalination Plant to the San Diego County Water Authority’s distribution system is 50 percent complete, Poseidon Water and the Water Authority announced today. Read more.

  • One Year in Construction

    Carlsbad, CA (January 8, 2014) – City leaders, San Diego County Water Authority board officers,  IDE Technologies, NRG Energy and Poseidon Water executives visited the Carlsbad Desalination Project today to mark the first anniversary of construction on the Western Hemisphere’s largest seawater desalination plant, which is more than 25 percent complete. Read more.

  • With Financing Complete, Poseidon Inks Deals for Construction, Operation of Carlsbad Desal

    SAN DIEGO - Poseidon Water has closed the $922 million financing and secured all funding needed to build the Carlsbad Desalination Project, capping a decade-long development effort to create the largest seawater-desalination plant in the Western Hemisphere. Read more.

  • Two More Favorable Decisions Move Poseidon's Desalination Project Forward

    Just one day after the San Diego County Water Authority Board of Directors approved a 30-year contract to purchase water produced by the proposed Carlsbad Desalination Project, two more favorable decisions are helping to move forward Poseidon Waters’ project. Read more.

  • S.D. County Water Authority Board Approves Agreement to Purchase Carlsbad Desalination

    The San Diego County Water Authority Board of Directors has approved the purchase of the water produced by the proposed Carlsbad Desalination Project, a seawater desalination plant that will produce enough water to meet about 7 percent of the region's water needs in 2020, reducing San Diego's dependence on imported water and significantly improving water reliability in the region. Read more.

  • Poseidon Moves Offices to Carlsbad

    Carlsbad, Calif. – Poseidon Resources announced the company has moved its West Coast headquarters from downtown San Diego to Carlsbad. The company’s new address is 5780 Fleet St., Suite 140, in Carlsbad.The move brings the company’s executives closer to its proposed desalination plant in Carlsbad, which has all the necessary approvals and will begin construction upon approval of a purchase agreement for the plant’s output of drinking water. Read more.

  • Carlsbad ‘final’ schedule taking shape

    By Tom Pankratz Last week, San Diego County Water Authority’s staff told its Board of Directors that it was making progress towards finalizing a draft agreement with Poseidon Resources to purchase water from the Carlsbad Desal Project. Ken Weinberg, the Authority’s Director of Water Resources, said he expects that a draft water purchase agreement (WPA) will be released to member agencies and the public this spring. Read more.

  • Poseidon Donates Legal Costs Recovered from Surfrider Foundation to Agua Hedionda Lagoon

    Poseidon Resources today announced that it has recovered $3,932.64 in legal costs from the Surfrider Foundation as compensation for the failed lawsuits against the Carlsbad Desalination Project. Poseidon Resources has donated the funds to the Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation to further the Foundation’s environmental stewardship and educational efforts. Read more.

  • Carlsbad Desalination Project One Step Closer to Completion

    San Diego, CA – Poseidon Resources issued the following statement today regarding Tuesday’s Carlsbad City Council vote to approve an agreement with the San Diego County Water Authority on the Carlsbad Desalination Project:“Poseidon Resources is grateful to the Carlsbad City Council for its decisive action to move the Carlsbad Desalination Project one step closer to full-scale construction. Read more.

  • Poseidon Resources Announces Appointment Of New Chief Executive Officer

    San Diego, CA – Poseidon Resources today announced that Carlos A. Riva has joined the company as Chief Executive Officer.Riva has had a distinguished career as President or Chief Executive Officer of a number of major infrastructure companies, including J. Makowski Company, Intergen, Amec Group, Ltd, and most recently as CEO of Verenium Corporation, a San Diego-based pioneer in the fields of advanced biofuels and industrial enzymes. Read more.

  • Superior Court Upholds Regional Board’s Approval of Carlsbad Desalination Project

    San Diego, CA – Poseidon Resources today announced that the California Superior Court has upheld the San Diego Regional Water Quality Control Board’s most recent approval of the Carlsbad Desalination Project (“Project”), bringing to an end the legal challenges filed against the Project. Between 2006 and 2009, thirteen legal challenges – eight lawsuits and five permit appeals – were filed against the Project primarily by the San Diego Chapters of Surfrider Foundation and Coastkeeper (see attached litigation chronology). Superior Court Judge Judith Hayes’ ruling resolves the last outstanding legal challenge against the Project. Read more.

  • California Coastal Commission Unanimously Approves Poseidon Resources’ Wetlands Restoratio

    San Diego, CA – Poseidon Resources today announced that the California Coastal Commission unanimously approved its proposal to restore coastal wetlands in south San Diego County’s Otay River floodplain.Poseidon’s proposed 66-acre restoration site is located in the South San Diego Bay Unit of the San Diego National Wildlife Refuge and is part of an ongoing restoration effort by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS). Read more.

  • California Court of Appeals Upholds State Lands Commission Approval

    San Diego, CA – Poseidon Resources today announced that the California Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District has upheld the Superior Court’s ruling that the State Lands Commission complied with environmental laws when it approved the Carlsbad Desalination Project (“Project”). The ruling is the tenth legal challenge to the Project that has been considered and dismissed. Read more.

  • Poseidon and San Diego County Water Authority pursue partnership on desalination plant

    Water Authority to consider direct water purchase agreement with Poseidon
    San Diego – Poseidon Resources today announced the San Diego County Water Authority (SDCWA) Board of Directors voted unanimously to direct its staff to work with Poseidon on a contract to purchase drinking water from Poseidon’s Carlsbad Desalination Project (“Project”). Read more.

  • Strike Three: State Water Resources Control Board Rejects Carlsbad Desalination Project

    State Board rejects opponents’ petition for third time; project construction continues
    San Diego, CA – Poseidon Resources today announced the State Water Resources Control Board (State Board) has dismissed the permit appeal filed by Surfrider Foundation and San Diego Coastkeeper that challenged the San Diego Regional Water Quality Control Board's (Regional Board) May 13, 2009 unanimous approval of Poseidon’s Marine Life Mitigation Plan for the Carlsbad Desalination Project. Read more.

  • Coastal Commission Denies Attempt to Revoke Carlsbad Desalination Permit

    San Diego, CA – The California Coastal Commission today voted to dismiss a request filed by opponents of seawater desalination to revoke the Carlsbad Desalination Project’s Coastal Development Permit (CDP). The vote marked the second time in as many months that the Commission rejected an attempt by a handful of opponents to revoke the permit issued to the project in November 2007. Read more.

  • Coastal Commission Staff Recommends Denial of Request to Revoke Carlsbad Desalination Proj

    California Air Resources Board Opposes Efforts to Revisit Project’s GHG Plan San Diego
    Poseidon Resources today announced that California Coastal Commission staff has recommended that the Commission deny the request made by opponents of seawater desalination to revoke the Coastal Development Permit for the Carlsbad Desalination Project. Read more.

  • Poseidon Requests State Attorney General To Enforce Coastal Commission Regulations

    California Environmental Rights Foundation Violating Coastal Act Regulations
    San Diego – Poseidon Resources today announced they have petitioned the state Attorney General and the California Coastal Commission challenging the legal standing of the Coastal Environmental Rights Foundation (CERF), an opponent of seawater desalination that has twice initiated proceedings to revoke the Coastal Development Permit issued to the Carlsbad Desalination Project. Read more.

  • Poseidon Resources’ Carlsbad Desalination Project Reaches Financing Milestone

    San Diego - Poseidon Resources today announced the California Debt Limitation Allocation Committee (“CDLAC”) has voted unanimously (3-0) to allocate $530 million in Private Activity Bonds (“PABs”) to the Carlsbad Desalination Project. CDLAC administers and allocates the state’s annual allocation of federal tax-exempt PABs for the financing of certain private development projects that benefit the public. Read more.

  • Surfrider Foundation Abandons Lawsuit Challenging Carlsbad Desalination Project

    San Diego, CA - Poseidon Resources today announced it has been notified by the Surfrider Foundation that the organization has abandoned its legal challenge to the State Lands Commission’s approval of the Carlsbad Desalination Project (Project). In August, the San Diego Superior Court issued a final ruling upholding the State Lands Commission’s 2008 approval of the Project. Read more.