Antofagasta building desalination plant for Chile’s Esperanza

Dec 07, 2006 | 02:19 PM | Paul Harris

Antofagasta Minerals SA will build a desalination plant to provide water for the production process at its Esperanza copper-gold project in Chile.

The company doesn't have rights to provide the amount of water that it needs and instead will pump desalinated seawater 105 miles to the mine site, which is 7,800 feet above sea level, Marcelo Awad, the company's chief executive officer, said on the sidelines of mining association Consejo Minero's annual dinner. ....

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