m3 per day
A landmark in the desalination sector
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.
Ras Abu Fontas 3 has a capacity of 165,000 m3 per day. The end client for the water is the Qatar General Electricity & Water Corporation (KAHRAMAA). The plant supplies a population of 1,1 million people.
The construction of the plant is a true landmark in the desalination sector, as it is the first time reverse osmosis technology is used on a large scale in this country, which only used evaporation technology to desalinate water to date.
The Social Impact Management (SIM) methodology implemented in IDAM Raf A3 carry out different initiatives with a social, economic and environmental dimension, in order to contribute positively in the wellbeing of workers and other stakeholders of the project, promoting the development of the area of influence.
- Location: Al Wakrah, Qatar
- Capacity: 165,000 m3 per day
- Procedure: Reverse osmosis
- Type of contract: EPC + O&M
- End water use: Human consumption
- Population: 1,1 million inhabitants
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years of EPC + O&M contracts
technology and innovation
El ULTRADAF® is a water pre-treatment system based on flotation.
ACCIONA has developed ULTRADAF®, which has better hydraulic conditions compared to what currently exists, and an injection system based on installing a set of optimised nozzles, enabling operation at high speeds and with high performance in terms of eliminating polluting substances. ULTRADAF® is used for pre-treatment in several desalination plants, including at Ras Abu Fontas.