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...

Subscribe online today

  • Monthly print magazine
  • Unlimited online access
  • Project Tracker Database
  • Access to the GWI Archive
  • Annual Tariff Survey
  • 10 online users per office location.
  • Annual Subscription: £995.0 / $1695.0

Free 2 week trial

  • 1 Trial copy of GWI Magazine
  • Online access to
  • Weekly news and insight from GWI Briefing