Oropesa desalination plant, maintained and operated by ACCIONA
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 contract’s worth is €3.4 million and has a duration of two years, extendable for another two. It was awarded by Acuamed, a public body under the Ministry of Ecological Transition and Demographic Challenge.
ACCIONA is also in charge of the desalinated water distribution network, which supplies the municipalities of Cabanes, Benicássim and Oropesa del Mar, supplying more than 150,000 inhabitants.
The operation of the facilities is carried out under the most demanding environmental and sustainability standards.
This plant incorporates reverse osmosis desalination technology, in which ACCIONA is a leader with 85 plants built worldwide.
- Type of Contract: O&M
- Project: Oropesa SWRO
- Location: Oropesa, Spain
- Capacity: 48,700 m3/d
- Start-up year: 2021