Chile’s Mining Sector to Invest $12 Billion for Desalination Projects

28 Apr 2015 by OOSKAnews Correspondent

Chile’s mining sector is planning to invest some $12 billion USD for desalination projects including those at the Escondida, Sierra Gorda, Radomiro Tomic, Coloso II and other mines.There are 16 mining-related desalination projects worth $10 billion USD currently planned or under construction in Chile, and nine plants are already operating.Projects now in the design phase include the 1,600-liter-per-second Radomiro Tomic system and the 2,500-liter-per-second Coloso II facility.Back in November, UK-headquartered multinational mining company Anglo American Plc inaugurated a $100 million USD desalination plant at the Mantoverde mine in Chile’s Atacama region, which will produce 120 liters of water per second...

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