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Industry Facts and Figures

With the population of more than 650 million people, Latin America represents one of the largest emerging markets for desal and reuse

More than $25 bln are to be invested in LATAM desalination

30 desalination projects in Latin America

18 desalination projects in Chile, 5 in Mexico, 4 projects in Peru, 2 projects in Colombia and 1 in Argentina

Chile’s desalination is accelerated! New legislation has banned the mining industry from using fresh water.

Chile's Codelco receives approval for $1 bln desalination plant, the second-largest desalination plant in the South American country

Peru’s government considers seawater desalination a national objective and sponsors building of some plants!

Chile's copper mining industry expects its water consumption to surge 66% to 24.6m3/s by 2025

Seawater will increase its weighting in the overall supply, accounting for 36% of water used in the mining sector in 2025, compared with 9% currently

ENAPAC project has received an initial investment of $500 million, the largest desalination plant by reverse osmosis (SWRO) in Latin America, and the first large-scale desalinator powered with PV has permits to proceed.

2021 is expected to be the biggest year-on-year jump of water consumption in Chile’s mining sector. The consumption forecast predicts 10.3% increase

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