Cape Riche Seawater Desalination Plant

Proposal description: 

The proposal is for a desalination plant located approximately five kilometres (km) west of Cape Riche, and approximately 19 km from the nearest town of Wellstead. The desalination plant would be based on reverse osmosis technology. A seawater intake and pump station would be located 500 m east of Cheyne Inlet, and a brine outfall would be located on the south side of Cape Riche. Pipelines and infrastructure would be also constructed.

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Last updated: 
November 6, 2023
Current Status: 
Ministerial Statement published
Ministerial Statement published
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