High-quality demineralised water
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.
ACCIONA has completed construction of a desalination plant that will provide high-quality demineralised water to the Sarlux refinery (part of the Italian energy group Saras Spa), located in Sarroch, near Cagliari, in Sardinia (Italy).
The plant has a daily production capacity of 12,000 m3 of demineralised water through such processes as ultrafiltration, reverse osmosis and electrodeionisation (a continuous process to obtain ultra pure water without the need for chemicals).
With a total footprint of approximately 1,260 m2, it is the largest desalination plant for industrial use in the Mediterranean. In the design and construction of the plant, ACCIONA incorporated solutions that minimise environmental impact, costs and installation times, and improve efficiency in overall operation by reducing pressure losses and significantly optimising energy consumption, among other factors.
- Location: Sardinia, Italy
- Capacity: 12,000 m3/d
- Procedure: Reverse Osmosis
- Type of Contract: D&C + O&M