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Volume 70    Issue 6

Delivering sustainable water supply in the Atacama Desert

Mining Engineering, 2018, Vol. 70, No. 6, pp. 36-36
Spenceley, James; Hays, Brady; Dominguez, Rene; Tafra, Antonio


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Extracting one of the world’s most valuable natural resources — copper — hinges on the availability of the world’s most essential resource: fresh water. But try sourcing fresh water in one of the driest places on Earth, Chile’s Atacama Desert.
BHP, majority owner of the Escondida copper mine in Chile’s Antofagasta region and Minera Escondida Limitada (MEL), operator of the mine, were looking for sustainable solutions to deliver desalinated water to the mine, while protecting the environment and complying with the local water authority regulations.
The mining giant chose Black & Veatch to solve this challenge.  



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