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Spain's Acciona Agua expands presence in Portugal

August 07, 2014
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Acciona Agua has won a contract worth EUR2 million to construct a new water treatment plant in Portugal.

The Spanish company already has 20 treatment plants and four potable water stations in Portugal, serving 2 million customers. This equates to almost one-fifth of the country's population. Under the new contract it will design, build and start operating a wastewater treatment plant at Vila do Bispo in the Algarve, providing water services to 14,000 people.

The Vila do Bispo plant is expected to have a water flow of 3,551 cubic meters per day. It is planned to enter service in a year's time.

Acciona said that it will undertake all works required for the new facility, including civil works, electrification, equipment and automation of the plant.

In September 2013 a joint venture led by Acciona with a 70% stake won a tender to extend the Monte da Rocha water treatment plant in Ourique, Portugal. This EUR3.5 million contract includes works to expand the plant to achieve a daily water flow of 6,400 cubic meters, serving approximately 35,000 people.

Acciona will be responsible for the equipment, power, automation and commissioning at the facility, while its joint venture partner, the Lucios group, will perform the civil engineering work. Monte da Rocha is Acciona's fifth drinking water treatment plant in Portugal.

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