Improvement of technical treatment processes
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 construction work, which is expected to last 27 months, will mean an extension of the existing plant to a capacity of 51,840 m3/day, with improved treatment techniques for the water and the sludges generated in the process.
This project is one of the priorities of the Government of Galicia in the area of hydropower, in which it is essential to act to guarantee both the environmental recovery of the water, productivity in the seafood sector and tourism activity, with the priority aim of complying with the discharge limits set by the European Union.
- Location: Placeres, Pontevedra
- Capacity: 51,840 m3/day
- Type of contract: EPC
- Equivalent population: 150,000