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Project number

12277-01

Category A projects could result in potentially significant environmental and/or social risks and impacts, which are diverse, irreversible, or unprecedented that may extend beyond the boundaries of the actual project site or facilities. In principle, Category A includes projects which have significant impacts on protected or sensitive areas21 and/ or vulnerable groups.

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A

Country

Chile

Sector

Water and Sanitation

Status

Hold

Disclosed date

04/18/2018

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Sponsoring entity

Project on hold

Team leader

Marco Monje

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Currency

USD

Project scope and objective

The Project involves the development, construction and operation of a seawater desalination plant, its associated marine intake and outfall structures, a water pumping system of approximately 160 km in length, and the associated electrical infrastructure.

The desalination plant (DP), which will include pre-treatment, reverse osmosis and post-treatment associated works, will have a design flow rate of 1,956 liters per second (l/s). Desalinated water will be transported from this facility via an underground pipeline system of approximately 160 km in length and pumped through four pumping stations to an industrial water reservoir located on the grounds of the Radomiro Tomic Division [División Radomiro Tomic] (DRT), near the mine of the same name, where the water will be used.

The intended purpose of the martime works is to capture seawater and discharge the brine derived from the desalination process. The seawater will be taken in via a system comprised of two towers (which include a sodium hypochlorite injection system and an anti-jellyfish air injection system), two pipelines, and the bilge, located on land, from which the seawater will be pumped to the desalinization plant. The discharge structure will be comprised of a load chamber, the discharge pipes and a diffuser located at the end of the pipeline.

The total cost of the Project is estimated in one billion US$ dollars.

The place where the DP will be located has practically no vegetation, as it is situated in the desertic region of Chile's Norte Grande. Nevertheless, flora records show the presence of 15 species of vascular plants, all of them native, from which two have conservation status: Eulychnia iquiquensis (vulnerable), and Solanum sitiens (vulnerable and rare). As to wildlife, records show the presence of the Constanza's tree iguana (Liolaemus constanzae(, the Golden-spotted ground dove (Metriopelia aymara), the Culpeo fox (Lycalopex culpaeus), the Lima leaf-eared mouse (Phyllotis limatus), the Mountain caracara (Phalcoboenus megalopterus), and the Plain-mantled tit-spinetail (Leptasthenura aegithaloides), all considered "least concern" species.

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Environmental and social review

IDB Invest conducts an environmental and social due diligence (ESDD) commensurate with the nature, scale, and stage of the project, and with its level of environmental and social risks and impacts. The ESDD will confirm the project E&S categorization and assess the project with respect to the client requirements in IDB Invest Environmental and Social Sustainability Policy. The results of the ESDD, including any identified gaps are described in the Environmental and Social Review Summary (ESRS) provided below. Any gaps with respect to the IDB Invest Sustainability Policy at the time of the ESDD are addressed in the Environmental and Social Action Plan (ESAP) provided below.

ENVIRONMENTAL AND SOCIAL REVIEW SUMMARY

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Client files

This section provides the key environmental and social assessment documents produced by the client for this project.

ENVIRONMENTAL AND SOCIAL REVIEW-RADOMIRO TOMIC

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EIA DESALADORA RT CAP 14 FICHAS TABLAS Y CUADROS FISCALIZACION.PDF

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EIA DESALADORA RT CAP 13 NEGOCIACION CON INTERESADOS.PDF

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EIA DESALADORA RT CAP 12 ACCIONES PREVIAS Y PLAN PARTICIPACION CIUDADANA.PDF

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EIA DESALADORA RT CAP 11.6 RESPUESTA ANTE DERRAMES.PDF

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EIA DESALADORA RT CAP 11.5 RESCATE DE FAUNA SILVESTRE.PDF

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EIA DESALADORA RT CAP 11.4 RESCATE DE CACTACEAS.PDF

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EIA DESALADORA RT CAP 11.3 RESCATE ARQUEOLOGICO Y PALEONTOLOGICO.PDF

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EIA DESALADORA RT CAP 11.2 ESTANDARES DE SALUD EN EL TRABAJO.PDF

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EIA DESALADORA RT CAP 11.1 ESTANDARES CONTROL FATALIDADES.PDF

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EIA DESALADORA RT CAP 11 MEDIDAS PREVENCION RIESGOS Y ACCIDENTES.PDF

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EIA DESALADORA RT CAP 10 PERMISOS AMBIENTALES SECTORIALES.PDF

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EIA DESALADORA RT CAP 09 RELACION CON PPP COMUNAL.PDF

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EIA DESALADORA RT CAP 08 RELACION CON PPP REGIONAL.PDF

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EIA DESALADORA RT CAP 07 PLAN DE CUMPLIMIENTO.PDF

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EIA DESALADORA RT CAP 06 PLAN DE SEGUIMIENTO.PDF

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EIA DESALADORA RT CAP 05.2 CALCULO DE COMPENSACION MP10.PDF

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EIA DESALADORA RT CAP 05.1 PLAN DE RESCATE REPTILES.PDF

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EIA DESALADORA RT CAP 05 PMAS.PDF

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EIA DESALADORA RT CAP 04.6 ESTUDIO DE DESCARGA DE AGUA SALADA.PDF

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EIA DESALADORA RT CAP 04.5 ANALISIS DRENAJE.PDF

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EIA DESALADORA RT CAP 04.4 CAMPOS ELECTROMAGNETICOS.PDF

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EIA DESALADORA RT CAP 04.3 IMPACTO PAISAJISTICO.PDF

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EIA DESALADORA RT CAP 04.2 IMPACTO VIAL.PDF

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EIA DESALADORA RT CAP 04.1 IMPACTO ACUSTICO Y VIBRACIONES.PDF

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EIA DESALADORA RT CAP 04 PREDICCION Y EVALUACION IMPACTO AMBIENTAL.PDF

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EIA DESALADORA RT CAP 03 PERTINENCIA INGRESO SEIA.PDF

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EIA DESALADORA RT CAP 02.9 PATRIMONIO CULTURAL.PDF

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EIA DESALADORA RT CAP 02.8 USO ELEMENTOS DEL AMBIENTE.PDF

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EIA DESALADORA RT CAP 02.7 MEDIO CONSTRUIDO.PDF

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EIA DESALADORA RT CAP 02.6 MEDIO HUMANO.PDF

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EIA DESALADORA RT CAP 01 DESCRIPCION DEL PROYECTO-ILOVEPDF-COMPRESSED.PDF

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EIA DESALADORA RT CAP 02.3 MEDIO FISICO-ILOVEPDF-COMPRESSED.PDF

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EIA DESALADORA RT CAP 02.5 MEDIO MARINO-ILOVEPDF-COMPRESSED.PDF

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EIA DESALADORA RT CAP 02.4 MEDIO BIOTICO.PDF

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EIA DESALADORA RT CAP 02.10 MEDIO PERCEPTUAL.PDF

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EIA DESALADORA RT CAP 02 LINEA DE BASE.PDF

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EIA DESALADORA RT CAP 00 RESUMEN EJECUTIVO.PDF

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