SUEZ consortium to deliver SWRO desalination project in Playas de Rosarito
A public-private partnership including SUEZ, NSC Water and NuWater will finance, build and operate the new 190,000 m3/day desalination plant in Playas de Rosarito...
MEXICALI, Baja California - A public-private partnership including SUEZ, NSC Water and NuWater will finance, build and operate the new 190,000 m3/day desalination plant in Playas de Rosarito.
Worth €389 million, SUEZ will be in charge of the construction of the seawater reverse osmosis (SWRO) plant in two phases and will help to operate it for 37 years.
The first construction phase, due to start in 2017, is slated for completion by 2020. Phase two will double the capacity of the plant to 380,000 m3/day by 2024.
The project partners were selected by the Secretariat of Infrastructure and Urban Development of the Mexican State of Baja California and the State Commission for Water.
Faced with water shortages, Mexico is turning to alternative solutions, such as desalination, to supply water to its fast-growing population.