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ACCIONA restores 13 beaches in the Dominican Republic

12/21/2016

The project is worth around €60 million

The Dominican Ministry of Tourism has awarded a consortium led by ACCIONA Infrastructure the contract to restore and improve 13 beaches located in seven towns in the Dominican Republic, worth a total of $64.6 million (around €60 million). The beaches that will be restored include several located in the most popular tourist areas and idyllic parts of the country such as the Cabeza de Toro, Macao and Arena Gorda-Cortecito beaches in Punta Cana.

The project, which is due to last 30 months, includes construction of various port and dock structures, dredging work and topping up beaches with sand, raising existing highways, installing mooring buoys and auxiliary facilities (signage, showers…) and walkways on the sand, as well as cleaning work.

This year, a consortium consisting of ACCIONA’s construction and water divisions and local partners was also awarded the project to construct the extension to Santo Domingo’s eastern aqueduct in a contract worth more than US$97 million (around €88 million).

ACCIONA Agua has operated in Santo Domingo since October 2009 when it won its first contract to construct and commission the Peravia drinking water treatment plant (86,400 m³/day). The project included a supply network to distribute water to an initial population of 138,000 people, which could be extended to cover more than 300,000. The project came into operation in April 2016.

In the last few years, ACCIONA has undertaken several major beach regeneration projects in Spain. In Asturias it carried out a comprehensive environmental protection and regeneration project for San Juan-Salinas beach, which included replacing the lost sand and restoring the dune system. Likewise, in Tenerife ACCIONA constructed a wide range of infrastructures and breakwaters as part of the project to regenerate San Juan beach.

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