Design, construction and operation, maintenance
CLEAN WATER AND SANITATION
Ensure access to water and sanitation for all
Over 2,000 million people in the world live without access to a basic drinking water service, and 3,6 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 35 % 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.
Once completed, the plant will provide a service to 283,000 people in the districts of Arraiján Cabecera, Burunga, Nuevo Emperador, Veracruz, Juan Demóstenes Arosemana, Santa Clara, Cerro Silvestre and Vista Alegre.
The new plant will produce around 150,000 m3 per day of drinking water in the first phase, although the design envisages a future extension of the infrastructure up to 227,000 m3. It will be equipped with the latest technologies in the treatment, automation and control of drinking water and will include a system of oxidation by ozone, a novelty in the country. Tanks with a storage capacity of 18 MG (68,000 m3) will be built to guarantee the continuous supply of water and a network of more than 25 kilometres of 60-inch cast iron piping.
The Arraiján drinking water treatment plant, tendered by the Institute of National Aqueducts and Sewerage Networks of Panama (IDAAN), will contribute to the improvement of drinking water supplies to the country’s urban population, one of the objectives set in the National Water Security Plan 2015-2050 titled “Agua para Todos” (Water for Everybody) implemented by the Government of Panama.
SIM (Social Impact Management) methodology has been implemented at WTP Ingeniero José G. Rodriguez construction´s project in Panama. It aims to promote the sustainable development within projects and is social impacts, by minimizing riks, reducing negative externalities and enhancing positive ones. Hence, improving the relationships with the communities and other interest groups.
ACCIONA is undertaking the design, construction and operation (for three years) of all the elements of the plant: intake, suction line, treatment plant, storage tanks and piping.
- Entity: Instituto de Acueductos y Alcantarillados Nacionales de Panamá (IDAAN)
- Location: District of Arraiján
- Population supplied: 283,000
- Capacity: 227,000 m3/day