Petroleos de Venezuela SA selected ACCIONA
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.
For ACCIONA, the procurement of this project confirms international leadership of our reverse osmosis technology and supposes a significant reference in desalination, for this production capacity of the desalination plant and its mixed support planning to the development of the region.
Additionally, the contract will allow for working closely with PDVSA engineering teams, recognised for their technical excellence in the implementation of supply systems for industrial processes for the refinery of Cardón.
- Project: Desalination Plant at the Centro Refinador Paraguaná.
- Entity: Petróleos de Venezuela.
- Location: Paraguaná Peninsula. Venezuela.
- Capacity: 75,000 m3/day.
- The Paraguaná project, sponsored by PDVSA, has a mixed character and is framed within its resource optimisation programmes and management excellence.
- Approximately 30% of desalination water is intended to satisfy the water needs for the production processes for its refinery in Cardón.
- While the remaining 70% is intended to supply water to the distribution network for the population of the area.
- This mixed model is intended to boost sustainable development in the Paraguaná Peninsula, one of the most arid and dry areas in Venezuela, located in its northeast end. The water supply, besides its industrial use, will allow for the promotion of alternative activities in the area: such as agriculture or tourism, within the programmes started by the Venezuelan Administration to improve the economy of the region thus establishing a reference that can be applied as a development formula in other areas of the country and Latin America.