Anglo American to meet almost half Los Bronces water needs from desalination plant – Chile, South America

Anglo American (LON: AAL) secured on Wednesday a supply agreement to meet almost half the water requirements of its Los Bronces copper mine in Chile with desalinated water from 2025.

The deal with Aguas Pacifico will allow the miner to bring ocean water to Los Bronces’ recirculation systems, with the goal of not drawing fresh water from the area where the mine is located.

In this first phase, the company will use 500 litres per second of desalinated water to cover 45% of […]

Anglo American to meet almost half Los Bronces water needs from desalination plant – Chile, South America2022-11-25T13:47:19+01:00

Gonzales looks into feasibility of Beetham wastewater plant – South America

PUBLIC Utilities Minister Marvin Gonzales said his ministry is doing a feasibility study to determine whether the controversial, and now abandoned, Beetham Wastewater Reuse Plant (BWRP) can be made ope­rational.

In February, the National Gas Company (NGC) transferred the assets of BWRP to the Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA).

But Gonzales says the utility still has to decide whether it’s feasible to finish.

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Gonzales looks into feasibility of Beetham wastewater plant – South America2022-05-01T14:58:23+02:00

Aguas Antofagasta to expand desal capacity despite brine criticism – Chile

Chilean water utility Aguas Antofagasta plans to keep expanding its desalination capacity both in regional capital Antofagasta and the municipality of Tocopilla, despite criticism of the alleged environmental impact of brine discharges into the sea.

In December, the company received environmental approval for a US$115mn project to increase the capacity of its plant (in photo) in Antofagasta city to over 1,600l/s, and expects to have the expansion ready by late 2023 or early 2024, the firm’s operations manager Cristián Jiménez told BNamericas at the Desalination Latin America congress held by Vostock Capital. […]

Aguas Antofagasta to expand desal capacity despite brine criticism – Chile2022-03-31T15:22:29+02:00

Chile desalination projects advance despite regulatory uncertainty – Chile

“We will see how this evolves over the next weeks or months, but there’s no doubt that we will have a new regulatory framework.

And that is making some short-term investors to await these results to see which road to take,” Carlos Foxley, chairman of Chilean desalination association Acades, told BNamericas. He said two regulatory pushes are happening in parallel.

One in the constitutional convention, which drafts a new constitution, is focused on overall water management, while the second push comes from the senate and concerns a […]

Chile desalination projects advance despite regulatory uncertainty – Chile2022-03-29T19:58:35+02:00

Solution & Environmental Challenge for Chile – Chile

The Pacific Ocean could quench the thirst caused by 10 years of drought in Chile, but the operation of desalination plants of various sizes has a long way to go to become sustainable and to serve society as a whole rather than just corporations.

Some twenty of these plants are already in operation providing desalinated water to small fishing communities, another three to the inhabitants of various municipalities and eight more to large mining companies, all but one of which are concentrated in Chile’s arid North.

The extensive development […]

Solution & Environmental Challenge for Chile – Chile2022-03-26T14:28:49+01:00

Total Eren kicks off Chile green hydrogen study – Chile

Total Eren has begun studies for the development of a large-scale green hydrogen project in Chile, with a target of 25GW of electrolyser capacity by 2030.

H2 Magallanes will be supplied by renewable electricity from up to 10GW of wind capacity to be located near the borough of San Gregorio, in the Magallanes region of southern Chile.

The project ties in with Chile’s ambition to feature among global leaders in the production of green hydrogen via electrolysis.

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Total Eren kicks off Chile green hydrogen study – Chile2021-12-03T08:43:22+01:00

Temporary shutdown of desal plant – Trinidad and Tobago

Thousands of people in Central and South-West Trinidad will be without water this weekend after the WASA announced a temporary shutdown of the desalination plant in Point Lisas yesterday.

The disruption in the supply of pipe-borne water is as a result of emergency repairs to a 42-inch diameter raw water pipeline at the plant, WASA said in a statement.

WASA normally receives a daily supply of 40 million gallons of water from the plant, it noted.

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Temporary shutdown of desal plant – Trinidad and Tobago2021-10-16T15:02:12+02:00

Shutdown at Point Lisas Desalination Plant – South America

The Water and Sewerage Authority advises customers in parts of Central and South-West Trinidad, who are presently experiencing low water pressures or no water that, this is as a result of the shutdown of the Point Lisas Desalination Plant, due to what has been described as raw water quality issues.

However, a time for restarting the plant has not been given. As such, a limited truck-borne water service will be available with priority given to special homes, health care and government institutions.

The WASA advisory explains the Desalination Company […]

Shutdown at Point Lisas Desalination Plant – South America2021-09-08T15:31:02+02:00

Chilean debate on desalination regulation takes shape – Chile

Chilean lawmakers are debating how to regulate the increasing number of desalination plants in the country, noting that there are no frameworks for their environmental assessment, use of maritime concessions and their position within the country’s overall water strategy.

A motion currently being reviewed by the senate’s water resources committee would declare desalinated water an asset for public use, prioritize it for human consumption, set requirements to request maritime concessions and establish a national strategy for the sector that would create incentives for technological innovation and development.

During the […]

Chilean debate on desalination regulation takes shape – Chile2021-05-06T16:51:15+02:00
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