ADASA’s capex plan boost focuses on desal

Revised population growth numbers have convinced the concessionaire to increase its desalination spend. Wastewater is a poor second.

Aguas de Antofagasta (ADASA) last month announced a $300 million four-year infrastructure investment programme, which includes up to $195 million for two new desalination plants for the cities of Antofagasta and Tocopilla.

ADASA – which was bought by municipal- owned Colombian multi-utility EPM in 2015 – announced a $180 million programme of infrastructure spending last year, and...

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