Drinking water treatment and electrical substation
CLEAN WATER AND SANITATION
Ensure access to water and sanitation for all
Over 844 million people in the world live without access to a basic drinking water service, and 2.3 billionhave no access to a basic sanitation service, resulting in avoidable deaths, chronic disease, fewer hours of education and low productivity.
ACCIONA has positioned itself as a key player in the water treatment sector. Its innovative management seeks to resolve the challenges with respect to the shortage of water resources.
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
The generation and use of energy accounts for 74 % of total greenhouse gas emissions in the world. This activity is the largest contributor to global warming. Investment in renewable energy, energy efficiency and other low-carbon technologies will continue to be essential to meet the emerging needs of humanity and to minimize their negative impact on the environment.
ACCIONA considers the fight against climate change and its effects to be a strategic priority. The company works to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions in order to contribute to the progress of society and respond to the main challenges of sustainable development in the areas of infrastructure, water and energy, leading the transition to a low-carbon economy.
The Decentralized Autonomous Government of the Municipality of Cantón Esmeraldas (Ecuador) has awarded a joint venture headed by ACCIONA the construction, extension and improvement of water catchment and potabilization in Esmeraldas, the capital of the province of the same name in the north of the country.
The contract also covers a number of measures to modernize the entire potable water system of the city and its hinterland. For example, the extension of the catchment in the river Esmeraldas, doubling the present length of the spillway to capture 3,200 liters per second, the installation of pumps and new potabilization modules, the optimization of the present potable water plant and the construction of a new drinking water pumping station. It also covers repairs to the collection tanks and new sewerage and piping systems.
- Entity: Gobierno Autónomo Descentralizado del Municipio del Cantón Esmeraldas
- Location: Esmeraldas, Ecuador
- Flow: 276,000 m3/d
- Population Served: 200.000 habitantes