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Exclusive: Mitsui, Cobra in talks with BHP over desalination plant -sources

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By Gram SlatterySANTIAGO (Reuters) - A consortium made up of Mitsui & Co and Grupo Cobra is in exclusive talks with BHP Billiton Plc to build an $800 million desalination plant at its Spence copper mine in Chile, two sources with knowledge of the process told Reuters this week.This means BHP, the world's biggest mining house, is advancing the contracting process for a planned $2.5 billion expansion at Spence, a project that has been on ice for years. A number of other companies bid on constructing the plant, including a consortium of Canada's Brookfield Asset Management and Spain's Acciona, ...

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First Published: Thu, August 10 2017. 23:15 IST
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