The Empresa Concesionaria de Servicios Sanitarios, S.A. (Econssa) awarded, in April 2018, ECOAGUA the contract to review the construction engineering of the seawater Desalination Plant in the Atacama region, in Chile.
The objective of the Project is the realization of a new potable water source to supply the towns of Copiapó, Caldera, Chañaral and Tierra Amarilla through a seawater desalination plant with reverse osmosis technology, in three stages of construction, the first to reach a production capacity of 450 L/s, the second to reach 900 L/s and the third to achieve the final capacity of 1,200 L/s. The plant will be located on the coastal edge of the city of Caldera (Punta Zorro) and the objective is that the first stage can start operation at the end of 2019.
After having participated in the project in the bidding phase, preparing the bidding documents and carrying out the technical evaluation of the proposals of the bidders, ECOAGUA now finalizes the Counterpart Engineering Review contract, whose scope has included the complete revision of the construction engineering of the Desalination Plant in all its disciplines, developed by the Contractor GS Inima/CVV. The contract has finalized in June 2019 and ran parallel to the construction of the Desalination Plant. The project now continues with the finalization of civil works and the erection of electromechanical equipment
Econssa is a sanitary company that collaborates with the Chilean State in its mission of guaranteeing the community access to potable water and quality health services in a sustainable manner, with an emphasis on the regions in which it has concessions.
ECOAGUA continues to collaborate satisfactorily with Econssa and strengthens its position in the Chilean market, one of the leading countries in cubic meters of desalinated water in Latin America and which continues betting with great force for desalination.