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Pumping station as part of the system
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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.
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The Municipal Drinking Water and Sewage Company of Guayaquil has awarded ACCIONA the contract to build the La Pradera pumping station as part of the system for the future sewage treatment plant at Las Esclusas in Guayaquil (Ecuador), to replace an existing pumping station and contribute to modernising the sewer network.
The project, financed by the European Investment Bank, will be executed by ACCIONA on a turnkey basis; and is part of the sewer extension project covering the central and southern part of Ecuador's largest city, to benefit one million people.
The new station, which will accommodate equipment designed to handle projected flows of 3.18 cubic metres per second, will be built on a three-hectare site that will also contain buildings for the electrical system, a control room and additional services, as well as an odour control system to be installed over the pump structure.
The work, which is expected to take 18 months and includes commissioning the new station, will not interrupt the operation of the existing pumping station, which will be decommissioned only when the new station is fully completed and ready to operate in its place.
- Location: Guayaquil, Ecuador
- Client: Empresa Municipal de Agua Potable y Alcantarillado de Guayaquil