AAGES takes part in the Latin American Desalination Congress

On March 6 and 7, 2019, the seminar “Desalination in Latin America” was held in Santiago de Chile, sponsored by the Ministry of Economy, Development and Tourism of Chile. AAGES participated as a Silver Sponsor, represented by its Director of Water Projects, Mr. César Bueno.

The event has constituted an international platform for dialogue, exchange of experiences and consolidation of efforts between governments and private industry. In addition, the conference has aimed to promote the application of best practices and latest technologies for the desalination industry.

AAGES, as a leading company in the promotion and financing of water projects at an international level, is actively following the evolution of desalination projects in Latin America and especially in Chile.

The Director General of Water of the Ministry of Public Works Mr. Oscar Cristi declared that Chile’s water stress condition provides an opportunity for the mining sector, since most of the mining operations in Chile are in an arid climate and due to the recent prohibition of the use of new inland water sources, desalination is consolidated as the only viable option for mining. In that scenario, he said, projections indicate that by 2030 there will be an expected 230% growth in seawater consumption in mining activity.

Source: Projected water consumption in copper mining 2018-2029 (Cochilco)

Chile is today one of the most active markets in global desalination, followed by Peru and Mexico where new projects are being activated. Currently, there are 22 projects for desalination plants in Chile at different stages of development.

 

 

AAGES took part as Sponsor Panel of ANDREC WEEK 2018

AAGES took part as Sponsor Panel of ANDREC WEEK 2018, the largest Congress of Renewable Energies in Colombia, which unites the main international and local agents of wind, solar, biomas, storage, finance and transmission.
The congress took place at the Sheraton Bogotá Hotel from 1 to 4 October.

Armando Zuluaga, CEO of AAGES, participated as a speaker on Wednesday October 3 in the panel entitled “Best practices for the construction and management of large-scale solar plants” focused on highlighting effective strategies for environmental impact assessment and impact studies in social communities, overcoming challenges posed by the transmission line and network during the operation and construction of the project, and establishing effective acquisition strategies for solar modules, inverters, solar trackers and advisory work.

AAGES, as a leading company in the promotion and financing of renewable energy projects at the international level is actively following the evolution of the Non-Conventional Renewable Energy Sources (NCRE) in the country and the progress of the first auction called by the government for the first quarter of 2019.

The AAGES team had the opportunity to get to know firsthand the different actors in the NCRE sector in Colombia, both in the public and private sectors, to discuss issues related to the diversification of the energy mix in Colombia, strategies for the deployment of renewable energies and their inclusion in the energy transport and distribution network, the institutional and regulatory framework, project financing and many other key issues for the development of NCRE in the country.