equipped with the latest technology
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.
It is located one kilometer west of Olhão in a beautiful natural setting, and its construction has included the rehabilitation of the surrounding territory and landscape.
Solar panels with total installed capacity of 50 kW have been incorporated into the plant to produce the energy consumed by its auxiliary services.
- Location: Faro-Olhão, the Algarve, Portugal
- Type of contract: EPC + 1 year start-up
- Budget: 13.9 million euros
- Client: Aguas do Algarve (AdA)
- Flow rate: 28,149 m³/day
- Population equivalent: 113,200
- 50% reduction in the carbon footprint for energy consumed in the water purification process
- 20-30% energy saving in the water purification process
INNOVATION AND TECHNOLOGY
The Faro-Olhão WWTP is the first in which ACCIONA is implementing Nereda® technology, an innovative system in wastewater treatment that can be applied to both new plants and those already in operation. It allows a plant’s capacity to be increased and its performance improved and is an excellent solution for older facilities, where greater demands during processes is translated into higher energy consumption