Sea Water Reverse Osmosis desalination plant at Gran Canaria, Las Palmas supplying over 100,000 inhabitants
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 seawater desalination plant produces 16,000 m3 of drinking water per day, which is then sent to the Salinetas SWDP or the regulating tank at Barranco de Silva. The facility is located in the municipality of Telde, near the area called Punta de Silva.
The seawater intake point is located near the desalination plant. The catchment is done through a battery of 6 wells, with each one containing a submersible pump with a capacity of 260 m3/hour at 60 mwc. The seawater is pumped to the plant through 600 mm-diameter GFRP piping.
- Location: Telde, Las Palmas de Gran Canarias, Spain
- Capacity: 160,000 m3/day
- Technology: Reverse osmosis
- Type of Contract: EPC
- End-use of the water: Human consumption
- Population supplied: 105,000
The plant consists of the following sections:
- Seawater intake point
- Desalination plant
- Storage tank
- Pumping of desalinated water
- Discharge of water from the washing of filters and wastewater