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Empalme-Guaymas desalination plant

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Early Works
Current Stage: Awaiting construction decision
Start: 12/2017
Completion: 07/2018
In Construction
Under Construction
Start: 07/2018
Completion: 12/2019
Project Details


The project calls for the design, construction, operation and maintenance of a desalination plant in order to supply potable water to Sonora state. It consists of extracting water from five beach wells, filtering it and sending to the cities of Guaymas and Empalme through an aqueduct. The plant is set to be built under a public-private partnership (PPP).

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Key Specs

Full Name
Empalme-Guaymas desalination plant
Project Type
Desalination plant, Potable water system, Water pipelines
Development Phase
Awaiting construction decision
Project Status
Project Capacity
200  l/s (Liters per Second)  Desalination plant
 Potable water system
 Water pipelines
US$ 38mn
Completion Date

The plant will be located in El Cochórit, in the city of Empalme, in Sonora state.

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Owner / operator
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Drinking Water and Sanitation Manager
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Latin America Manager
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Director of Contests
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Executive Spokesperson
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Country Manager México
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Special Projects Manager
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