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Playas de Rosarito desalination plant

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Early Works
Awaiting construction decision
Start: 06/2016
Completion: 03/2018
In Construction
Current Stage Under Construction
Start: 03/2018
Completion: 08/2024
Completion: 08/2024
Project Details


The project involves the construction and operation of a desalination plant in the Playas de Rosarito municipality. The project would supply the coastal zone municipalities that rely on the Río Colorado-Tijuana aqueduct with potable water. The plant would be constructed in two phases, each one with the same potable water output.

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Key Specs

Full Name
Playas de Rosarito desalination plant
Project Type
Desalination plant
Development Phase
Under Construction
Project Status
Project Capacity
139  Mm3 (Millions of cubic meters)  Desalination plant
US$ 493mn
Completion Date

The plant will be located in the Playas de Rosarito municipality, southwest of Tijuana.

* The map coordinates represent the approximate latitude and longitude, and not the exact location of the project.



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Project Manager NSC
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Construction Department
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State Water Institute Management
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General Director Dégremont
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