Desponia butterfly valves for desalination plant in Chi

The new desalination plant in Atacama, Chile tackles the water shortage in the Atacama region and is designed for a maximum production capacity of 1200 l / s.

InterApp contributes to this important project by providing professional project management and application know-how as well as special configurated Desponia butterfly valves.

Due to the aridity in the Atacama Desert and the lack of drinking water from natural aquifers, seawater desalination plants for the production of drinking water are becoming increasingly important. To carry out the project, the INIMA CVV Copiapó consortium was entrusted with the execution of the works and management of the plant during the first two years. The consortium consists of the Spanish design, construction, operation, and maintenance company GS Inima Environment (65%) and the Chilean engineering and construction company Claro Vicuña Valenzuela (35%).

For the operation of this reverse osmosis plant, Inima CVV Copiapó relies on InterApp´s Desponia butterfly valves. InterApp’s in-depth knowledge and experience in desalination project management have enabled it to identify the customer’s needs right from the start, supplying Desponia butterfly valves from DN 80 to DN 1200, perfectly configurated for this kind of environments: ductile iron bodies, coated with paint for marine environment C5-M, stainless steel shaft, stainless steel and duplex discs and EPDM liner certified for drinking water. All valves are actuated with hand levers, up to DN 150, and AUMA electric actuators for bigger diameters.

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