40 kilometers away
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.
The water infrastructures to be managed will capture water from the River Nile, transport it 40 kilometers, and then treat it in a Potable Water Plant.
Acciona is currently responsible for the purification of water from the Nile River for subsequent distribution to Cairo and its area of influence, operating the New Cairo drinking water treatment plant (DWTP), as well as four other WWTPs for the official entity that manages water treatment in the country.
- Entity: Construction Authority for Potable Water and Wastewater (CAPW)
- Location: New Cairo, Egypt
- Flow: 500,000 m3/d.
- Population: 6,000,000 inhabitants
The system consists of two 2.6 meter diameter pipes each that run for 42 kilometers, plus 3 pumping stations.
The pipes can transport up to 1,000,000 m3 per day as far as the Potable Water Plant, and from there to the regulating reservoirs.