The Secretariat of Infrastructure and Urban Development of the Mexican State of Baja California and the State Commission for Water have chosen SUEZ, NSC Water and NuWater, to finance, build and operate the new desalination plant in Playas de Rosarito.
SUEZ will be in charge of the construction of the plant in two phases and will participate to its operation for 37 years. The first construction phase, due to start in 2017, will enable the production of 190,000 m3 of drinking water per day by 2020. The second conditional phase will double the capacity of the plant to 380,000 m3 per day by 2024, making it the largest seawater desalination plant on the American continent. The construction contract is worth a total of €389 million for SUEZ.