Quebrada Blanca (QB2) Phase 2 Plant (Chile)

 (Under Construction)


The new desalination plant is the second-largest seawater desalination plant in Chile. Its design is in accordance with the stringent environmental requirements and safety regulations in Chile.  Desalinated water from the Pacific Ocean is piped to the mine 145km to the east.

“IDE’s experience in South America and worldwide, and their commitment to high environmental standards were key factors in their selection for the QB2 project.” 

Karl Hroza, Project Director, QB2, Teck

  • Capacity: 102,360 m³/day
  • Technology: Reverse Osmosis (RO)
  • Project type: Engineering & Procurement, supervision of erection, start-up and commissioning
  • Location: Chile
  • Commissioning date: 2023


  • Adherence to strict environmental regulations

    The IDE MPD minimizes impact on environmental and GHG emissions

  • Moduler design

    Prefabricated plant based on IDE’s unique MPD design which significantly reduces construction time and cost


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