“Utilities Project of the Year”
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.
Located in the country's south west, on the shores of the Red Sea, Shuqaiq 3 -completed the construction on January 2022- is one of Saudi Arabia's biggest desalination plants, using inverse osmosis technology and with a capacity to process 450,000 cubic metres per day, to cater for a population of 2 million people. It also incorporates a solar photovoltaic facility to reduce its specific power consumption.
This is ACCIONA's third desalination plant in Saudi Arabia, enabling the company to provide water to the areas of Asir and Jizan covering a potential population of 2Mill inhabitants in this extremely dry region close to the border with Yemen.
This project, which offers one of the world's most competitive rates for desalinated water, is part of Saudi Arabia's plan to transform and modernise its water industry by renovating its fresh water production facilities, adapting them to modern international quality and efficiency standards.
As part of the project's social outreach measures, in the first few years the consortium will offer academic and practical training to residents of the area in order to nurture the development of water industry professionals in a region so in need of projects of this kind.
- Location: Al Shuqaiq, Saudi Arabia
- Client: Saudi Water Partnership Company (SWPC)
- Capacity: 450,000 m3/d
- Procedure: Reverse Osmosis
- Type of contract: BOO
- Population: 2,000,000 inhabitants