The company will supply equipments and materials for constructing the reverse osmosis-mode seawater desalination plant for the mine in Esondida, Chile.
Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction won an order for a seawater desalination plant project in Latin America in value of over $100 million.
Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction said on August 25 that it received an order for the project of constructing a reverse osmosis (RO)-mode seawater desalination plant, worth $103 million (approximately 114.6 billion won), in Chile to produce fresh water for the mine in Escondida, the largest copper mine in the world.
For the project, Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction received the notice to proceed (NTP) from the U.S.-based engineering company, Black & Veatch, the ordering organization.
The seawater desalination plant to be constructed in Escondida will produce 220,000 tons of fresh water a day that can be used by 550,000 persons simultaneously. This will be the largest capacity RO-mode desalination plant in Latin America.
In the project, Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction is responsible for supplying equipments and materials for the plant as well as its trial operation, which will start producing fresh water in the middle of 2016.
The fresh water produced at the desalination plant on the coast of Antofagasta Region in northern part of Chile will be supplied to the mine in Escondida located in the area at 3,000 meters above sea level through pipes in length of about 180 kilometers.
Executive Director Yun Seok-won for Water Business Group at Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction said, “The deal for the desalination plant in Chile is meaningful in that the company demonstrated its technology and competitiveness in a region other than the Middle East. Given that the market of desalinized water for industrial purpose is anticipated to grow in Latin America, including Chile, the company expects to receive additional orders for such plants in the future.”
Source : greenpostkorea