Construction and operation of the plant
CLEAN WATER AND SANITATION
Ensure access to water and sanitation for all
Over 844 million people in the world live without access to a basic drinking water service, and 2.3 billionhave no access to a basic sanitation service, resulting in avoidable deaths, chronic disease, fewer hours of education and low productivity.
ACCIONA has positioned itself as a key player in the water treatment sector. Its innovative management seeks to resolve the challenges with respect to the shortage of water resources.
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
The generation and use of energy accounts for 74 % of total greenhouse gas emissions in the world. This activity is the largest contributor to global warming. Investment in renewable energy, energy efficiency and other low-carbon technologies will continue to be essential to meet the emerging needs of humanity and to minimize their negative impact on the environment.
ACCIONA considers the fight against climate change and its effects to be a strategic priority. The company works to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions in order to contribute to the progress of society and respond to the main challenges of sustainable development in the areas of infrastructure, water and energy, leading the transition to a low-carbon economy.
The start-up of a desalination plant in the area takes on even greater importance as a water solution, given that the Atacama Desert, rich in mineral resources, is considered to be one of most arid regions on the planet.
It is located in Northern Chile, south of Peru, between the Loa and Copiapó rivers, near Punta Totoralillo Port, one of several owned by CAP Minería in Atacama.
- Location: Lake District, Chile
- Capacity: 39,735 m3/d
- Contract type: D&C, commissioning and operation (20 years)
- Equivalent population: 147,000 people