This is one of the largest water facilities to be built by the Spanish multinational, as the budget allocated by the local authorities for this infrastructure amounts to AU$2.8 billion (about €1.7 billion). According to local media, the plant’s dimensions are gigantic, as it will have a maximum production capacity of up to 100 billion litres per year to provide drinking water for the 2.5 million inhabitants of Perth and the surrounding area, an area characterised by low rainfall. The plant will be powered 100% by clean energy and will sign a PPA to contract the necessary energy on a long-term basis.