Orpesa Desalination Plant.

Cabanes, Castelló, Comunitat Valenciana.

This plant was dimensioned for the 150,000 new inhabitants promised by the leisure and residential developments planned in the region, but that were never built. The plant was finished in 2014, four years behind schedule, after an investment of €63 million. The City is refuses to put it into operation as it cannot afford its annual running costs of €1 million. However, if the plant is not up and running by the end of 2015, the European funds received for the project (€17 million) will have to be returned. Another plant in Moncofa (50 km away), is in the exact same situation.