One of the largest in the world
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 plant comprises four water treatment lines with a daily processing capacity of 1,250,000 cubic metres each. It is the largest in Africa and one of the biggest in the world.
The plant is equipped with advanced processes for pumping raw water, coagulation, flocculation, decantation, filtration and disinfection to produce water of optimum quality for irrigating local crops.
The treated water is used to irrigate some 140,000 hectares of farmland alongside the Suez Canal. Until now there has been at risk of contamination due to irrigation with untreated agricultural, industrial and municipal wastewater.
As a technological partner, ACCIONA has undertaken the process engineering, the electromechanical equipment, the supervision of assembly operations and the commissioning of the plant, guaranteeing the specified quality and treatment parameters and selecting and supervising the teams and processes in the plant.
- Type of contract: EPC
- Location: Bahr Al-Baqar, Egypt
- Capacity: 5.6 millions m3/d
- End date: 2021
- Final use of water: irrigation of local crops