Mexican desalination tender reported set for April

Conagua, the national water authority of Mexico, is reported to be set to launch a tender in April for a 21,500 m³/d desalination plant in Baja California.

BNAmericas quotes the authority’s head of institutional strengthening, Eduardo Ibáñez, as saying that the project was simply waiting for results of a study being carried out by the Universidad de las Californias.

The plant will cost around Peso 360 million (US$ 28.7 million) and is expected to provide water for 96,000 residents in Ensenada over the next 22 years, reducing strain on local aquifers. It will take two and a half years to build and was one of a number of projects presented to investors at a conference in Madrid in early March.