Inima and Aqualia have signed investment conventions with state private investment agency Agence Nationale de Developpement de l’Investissement. They will build one plant in the Relizane region in the northwest and another in Boumerdes in the northeast, according to an Algerie Presse Service.

Each facility will be developed by a project company made up of one of the Spanish companies and a state-owned partner. The project companies will also be responsible for the sale and marketing of the desalinated water.

The state partner is likely to be Algerian Energy Company, which is responsible for the development of the country’s power and water infrastructure.