A twenty-meter high (60 feet) tower of spiraling nets will be unveiled this summer in the city as a solution to the threat which a warming climate poses to the shaky foundations of water availability in Lima.
Yokogawa Wins a Control System Order for the Provisur Seawater Desalination Project in Peru – Peru – South America
Yokogawa Electric Corporation announces that the Peru branch of Yokogawa América do Sul (a Yokogawa Electric Corporation subsidiary) has received a control system order from Técnicas de Desalinización de Aguas, S.A. (Tedagua) for a water desalination plant and associated facilities that it is building for Servicio de Agua Potable y Alcantarillado de Lima S.A. (SEDAPAL) in the Santa Maria district of Lima, the capital of Peru.
Authorities from Chile and Peru highlighted the advance of desalination projects in the two countries, stating that these plants will become more important in the coming years due to ongoing water scarcity, which is expected to worsen due to climate change.
During a congress held by the Latin American desalination and water reutilization association (Aladyr) in Santiago, Chile’s public works undersecretary, Lucas Palacios, highlighted that the country has high potential for desalination projects, due to its extensive coastline and the fact that many of its major cities are close to the sea.
A Spanish concessionaire began construction on Lima’s first desalination plant, part of President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski’s bid to increase public spending in water infrastructure. The 308mn-sol (US$95mn) Provisur project in Lima’s Santa María district will benefit 100,000 residents in four seaside districts on the southern outskirts of the capital, state water utility Sedapal said in a statement. The 24-month initiative involves the 400lt/sec desalination plant, 260km of piping, a 180lt/sec sewerage treatment plant and a 780m underwater discharge pipeline, according to Sedapal. The facility will cover the districts of Punta Hermosa, Punta Negra, San Bartolo and Santa María, which […]