Potable water to the island of Pantelleria, Linosa and Lampedusa
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 contract strengthens the presence of the water business of ACCIONA in Italy, and particularly in the Mediterranean area.
To supply Pantelleria, ACCIONA – through a temporary joint venture with Sofip and Protecno – will operate the plants in Sataria and Maggiuluvedi, using sea and brackish water respectively. Together, they will reach a total maximum flow of 2.2 million cubic meters (m3). The same partners are involved in Lampedusa and Linosa, and the seawater treated will reach a maximum annual flow of almost 2.4 million m3.
The objective is to renew the desalination facilities by including membranes for water treatment through inverse osmosis, which will mean energy savings and a lower water price for end users.
- Project: O&M SWRO Pelagias Island
- Location: Pelagias Island (Lampedusa,Linosa,Pantelleria), Italy
- Population served: 20,000
- Average Capacity: 12,600 m3/d