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RT Sulfuros desalinization plant (Distrito Norte)

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Early Works
Current Stage: Tendering
Start: 01/2017
Completion: 06/2019
In Construction
Under Construction
Start: 12/2019
Completion: 12/2022
In operation
Project Details


Part of the larger RT Sulfuros initiative, the project involves the construction of a desalinization plant south of the city of Tocopilla. The plant will be connected by a buried 160km pipeline, with respective pumping stations, to an industrial water reservoir.

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Key Specs

Full Name
RT Sulfuros desalinization plant (Distrito Norte)
Project Type
Desalination plant, Water pipelines
Development Phase
Project Status
Project Capacity
1,630  l/s (Liters per Second)  Desalination plant
1  m (Meters)  Water pipelines
US$ 1.2bn
Completion Date

The plant will be located on the coast of the municipality of Tocopilla, in the sector named Km 14 of route CH-1, northern Chile.

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