This project provides financing for the development, construction and operation of a seawater desalination plant, its associated marine intake and outfall structures, a water pumping system of approximately 160 km in length, and the associated electrical infrastructure.
According to Bank documents, the desalination plant, which will include pre-treatment, reverse osmosis and post-treatment associated works, will have a design flow rate of 1,956 liters per second. Desalinated water will be transported from this facility via an underground pipeline system of approximately 160 km in length and pumped through four pumping stations to an industrial water reservoir located on the grounds of the Radomiro Tomic Division, near the mine of the same name, where the water will be used.
The intended purpose of the maritime works is to capture seawater and discharge the brine derived from the desalination process. The seawater will be taken in via a system comprised of two towers (which include a sodium hypochlorite injection system and an anti-jellyfish air injection system), two pipelines, and the bilge, located on land, from which the seawater will be pumped to the desalinization plant. The discharge structure will be comprised of a load chamber, the discharge pipes and a diffuser located at the end of the pipeline.
|Private Actor 1||Private Actor 1 Role||Private Actor 1 Sector||Relation||Private Actor 2||Private Actor 2 Role||Private Actor 2 Sector|
|-||-||-||-||British Columbia Investment Management Corp||Investor||-|
|-||-||-||-||Canada Pension Plan Investment Board||Investor||-|
|-||-||-||-||China Southern Power Grid Co Ltd||Investor||-|
|-||-||-||-||Corporación Nacional del Cobre de Chile (CODELCO)||Client||-|
|-||-||-||-||Public Sector Pension Investment Board||Investor||-|
|-||-||-||-||Techint SA de CV||Parent Company||-|
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