he purchase of the unit by the water-supplying company Obras Sanitarias de Estado (OSE) and the Technological University of Uruguay (Utec) had been announced on May 16 with a delivery date set for early June, but the plant did not fit in the airplane that was to carry it and therefore it had to be transported by ship.

The transaction was arranged for a price of US$ 120,000 through the Hydro Application Consulting Group.