Design, construction and start-up
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 average treated throughput of the facility will be 25,278 cubic meters (m3) per day, and it will service a population of almost 140,000. ACCIONA will undertake the supply and assembly of equipment, electricity, automation and carry out the start-up, while Oliveiras will cover the civil works and underground infrastructures.
Energy efficiency, a distinguishing feature of ACCIONA´s treatment plants, was one of the biggest challenges because almost all of the plant will be embedded into a hill. The hydraulic profile of the facility was designed to optimize both construction costs and energy efficiency, leading to an overall saving for Águas de Algarve.
The integration of the plant into the landscape and the sustainability of the project were key starting points for its development. Located in an area of great natural beauty inside the National Ecological Reserve of Portugal next to the river Arade, the Companheira WWTP, which will serve a major tourism enclave, was designed to minimize its environmental impact and improve the natural conditions of the area.
- Client: Aguas do Algarve
- Location: Companheira, Algarve, Portugal
- Population: 140,000 inhabitants
- Capacity: 25,278 m3/d