The agreement represents around 16 million euros.

ACCIONA Agua, in consortium 50% with Eulen, has been awarded the contract for the maintenance of the water supply service in Lima and the potable water and sewerage systems in the Southern Service Area, which includes eight districts of the Peruvian capital under the ‘Surquillo’ Service Center. The contract is for almost 58 million soles (around 16 million euros), and is the first water management contract obtained by the company in Peru.

The work to be done includes the replacement of 61 kilometers of water supply and sewerage piping and more than 17,300 household connections, plus the maintenance of valves, fire hydrants and meters.

The Corrective Maintenance Service aims to guarantee the operation of the secondary potable water and sewerage systems to contribute to SEDAPAL’s strategic objective of improving the management of the business and the efficient optimization and reliability of the full range of water cycle services.

Miraflores and Barranco, the most developed areas of the city, are located within the districts of Lima where ACCIONA operate. The Wastewater Treatment Plant of La Chira – currently being constructed by ACCIONA - is located in the district of Chorillos.

La Chira, Arequipa and Talara

In 2010 the La Chira Consortium, consisting of ACCIONA and the Peruvian company Graña Montero, was selected by the country’s Private Investment Agency (Proinversión) for the construction, design, financing, operation and maintenance of the plant of the same name (located in the south of Lima). The facility will help to solve the health and environmental problems of the capital of Peru. The new plant will also contribute to the environmental recovery of the nearby beach areas, which are polluted, and thus increase their use for recreational and tourism purposes. It will also help to promote new tourism projects in the area's hinterland.

As well as La Chira, ACCIONA is presently building a wastewater treatment plant in Arequipa, which it will operate and maintain. This will help to solve the health and environmental problems of the northern part of the metropolitan area of Arequipa — the second city of Peru and the main one in the south of the country — and bring about the decontamination of the river Chili. The plant will reduce pollution levels by up to 90% through biological treatment of the wastewater, and the water will be re-used for agricultural purposes following the process. The facility will handle a flow rate of 34,800 cubic meters a day and will supply a population of over 150,000.

ACCIONA already operates the Talara desalination plant, which has a capacity of 2,200 m3/day. It is the first industrial plant in Peru that functions through reverse osmosis. Seawater is captured in an open intake near the surface (at a depth of ten meters) located near the oil terminal, and once inside the plant it undergoes a desalination process, with a conversion rate of 45%. The water from the plant is sent to the Talara oil refinery.

Other activities

Apart from its operations in the field of water, ACCIONA has a strong presence in Peru in other sectors. Its first infrastructure project was back in the 1970s, when it was awarded the Majes plan for irrigating 57,000 hectares and installing 656 MW of hydroelectric power capacity, including the Condorama dam (the reservoir has a capacity of 280 Hm3) and 23 tunnels through the Andes with a total length of 98 kilometers. The company was recently awarded the construction of the Daniel Alcides Hospital in Huancayo, covering a surface area of 25,000 m2.

As for the field of Energy, the Luz en Casa Cajamarca program, through the ACCIONA Microenergía Foundation, provides electricity to more than 3,000 families in remote rural communities in Cajamarca through domestic photovoltaic systems. The Luz en Casa program operates as a non-profit social microenterprise that has guaranteed the sustainability and the extension of electricity supplies in the area.

More information about ACCIONA in Peru.