+44 207 394 30 90 (London)

Latin America’s largest desalination plant

Main » News » Latin America’s largest desalination…

A project to build the largest seawater desalination plant in Latin America has been approved by the Chilean Environmental Assessment Commission.

The plant will be constructed in the Atacama region of northern Chile at a cost of about US$500 million and it will have the capacity to process up to 2,630 litres of water per second. It will also have its own source of solar energy (100MW), a substation and a 600,000m3-capacity water reservoir.

Enapac was created by Chile’s Trends Industrial to manage the project in partnership with Spain-based Almar Water Solutions.

In a statement, Trends Industrial said, “The Enapac project will be one of the most advanced in the world, with a combination of reverse osmosis desalination and photovoltaics.”

Rodrigo Silva, CEO of Trends Industrial, added, “Our vision is that many users will have access to a sustainable water source so that they will not use the continental waters and basins in the region, which suffer from severe water stress.”

The project has been nominated for the INDEX: Design to Improve Life Award 2019, also known as the Nobel Design Award, sponsored by the Danish Crown, as well as for the Aladyr 2018 award of the Latin American Water Desalination and Reuse Association, in the Best Desalination Project category.

Source: https://www.khl.com

MORE

Mining Water and Wastewater Treatment Solution Providers with Closed-loop Systems and Digitalization to Experience Higher Growth Opportunities

The growth of the global mining water and wastewater treatment market is strongly driven by the demand for waterless mine and sustainable operations, digitalization of the value chain, and a holistic approach to water management. The $4.73 billion market is expected to reach $7.97 billion by 2023 on the back of high investments by mining…


Desalination plant approved by Corpus Christi council

Despite pleas from several environmental groups, the Corpus Christi City Council approved $450,000 to pay for permit fees for two proposed desalination plants. The 7-2 vote came at the council’s meeting December 17. Members Gil Hernandez and Rudy Garza Jr. did not vote for approval of the plants, which are slated for the Inner Harbor…


Australian desalination plant attracts fish

With growing populations and climate uncertainty, water security is a global concern. Many nations operate desalination plants, which remove salt from seawater to make it drinkable. These facilities typically discharge excess salt as hypersaline brine back into the ocean, with uncertain ecological effects. Now, researchers in Environmental Science & Technology report that a large desalination…