The Desalination Plant is at the forefront of efficiency, with an energy consumption of 2,8 kWh/m3 from 100% renewable sources.

The Atacama region, with a deficit of 99% compared to the historical average of rainfall, between 1981 and 2010, suffers a serious water crisis, marked by the drought suffered by the country and by depletion and deterioration of the Copiapó river aquifers.

The Atacama Desalination Plant arose around this need, the largest desalination plant for human consumption in Chile and the first of its kind financed and the first of its kind financed entirely by the state of Chile through the Concessionary Company of ECONSSA Chile Sanitary Services.