Developed by a consortium composed of Marubeni and Transelec, the SADDN project includes the intake and outfall systems of the desalination plant, a 160 km pipeline and three pumping stations that will elevate the desalinated water to roughly 3,000 meters above sea level. This is the first phase of a larger desalination plant that will ultimately reach a design capacity of 1,956 lps (roughly 170,000 m3/day).