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14 Oct 2020 SANTIAGO, Chile
The world's second largest lithium producer, SQM in Chile, has announced new sustainable development plans including commitmet to the environment and sustainability of operations throughout its supply chain. Lithium production is water-use intensive and presents toxic risk to local communities and ecosystems...
28 Apr 2020 SANTIAGO
The water crisis affecting Chile and the rest of the world has had a severe impact on the agricultural industry, creating an urgent need for solutions and reinvention. The drought Chile has been experiencing for more than a decade has been extremely challenging. A deficit in infrastructure has stretched from the central regions to the northern regions, hitting most of the country’s key agricultural production regions.
26 Mar 2019 SANTIAGO
Antofagasta needs access to water for the future development of its Zaldivar copper deposit, which is near BHP`s Escondida mine, the world`s largest copper mine. Zaldivar`s size, however, does not justify investing in its own desalination plant to bring water in from the Pacific ocean, Antofagasta has said...
18 Mar 2019 SANTIAGO
A floating island of solar panels is being tested in Chile as a way to generate clean energy and reduce water loss at mine operations. The experimental Las Tortolas power-generating island is being run by the giant Anglo American mining company at its Los Bronces mine, as the government pushes to put Chile at the forefront of renewable energy use in Latin America and the world...
9 Jun 2018 SANTIAGO, Chile
Chile's TRENDS Industrial and Almar Water Solutions of the UAE last week signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate on development of a massive solar powered desalination project for the Atacama region in Chile.Upon completion, the $500 Million USD ENAPAC project will be one of the largest solar desalination projects in the world...
20 Feb 2018 SANTIAGO
Spanish infrastructure group Acciona SA said today it has signed an agreement to supply renewable power to the main facilities in Chile of local water and wastewater company Aguas Chanar. Through Acciona Energia, the company will deliver enough power to cover more than 70% of Aguas Chanar’s needs in the Atacama region.
21 Nov 2016 SANTIAGO
SNC-Lavalin of Montreal has been awarded an engineering, procurement and construction contract by Corporacion Nacional del Cobre de Chile (Codelco), one of the largest copper producers in the world, for the replacement of its effluent treatment plant at the Chuquicamata copper smelter, located in the Antofagasta region of northern Chile.
13 Oct 2016 SANTIAGO DE CUBA, Cuba
Cuba is planning to build five desalination plants, according to Ines Maria Chapman, president of Cuba's National Water Resources Institute (INRH).Chapman said a 2,160-cubic-meter-per-day plant would be commissioned by the end of the year in the drought-stricken city of Santiago de Cuba.Late last month, a report issued by INRH warned that ongoing drought was affecting 239 water sources and 816,000 people throughout the nation...
7 Sep 2016 SANTIAGO
Hatch is pleased to announce that Indisa S.A., a leading engineering firm with over 37 years’ experience in Colombia and Mexico, has joined the Hatch Group of Companies. The Hatch-Indisa partnership will support strategic growth in the region and give clients access to fully integrated, globally-connected services and capabilities to help solve complex challenges and improve business outcomes.
1 Sep 2016 SANTIAGO
Endesa Chile, the country's largest power generator, said on Tuesday it is rescinding the water rights to several hydroelectric projects and will take a $52 million writedown this year associated with those investments. "Endesa Chile wants to only move forward on projects that are technically and economically viable and that are embraced by the local communities," said Chief Executive Valter Moro.
26 Aug 2016 PANAMA CITY, Panama
Some 70,000 people in Panama’s Veraguas province were left without water this week following a power failure that affected the raw water intake and water treatment plant in Santiago and Atalaya.Classes were cancelled on August 23rd due to lack of water in the region.Osvaldo Jimenez, the National Institute of Aqueducts and Sewage Systems’ (IDAAN) director for Veraguas, said damage to the power line had been repaired, and water supply had resumed in some areas...
23 Aug 2016 PANAMA CITY, Panama
Panama’s National Institute of Aqueducts and Sewage Systems (IDAAN) last week announced the launch of a $95.5 million USD project to build, operate and maintain new wastewater collection and treatment infrastructure in the city of Santiago.It is the agency’s biggest project in Veraguas province.Santiago’s existing sewer system was built back in the 1980s...