GS Inima and Sacyr to operate and maintain Alicante desalination plant

  • The Mancomunidad de los Canales del Taibilla awarded this joint venture the operation and maintenance service of Alicante desalination plant. 
  • The two production lines in the desalination plant have a drinking water production capacity of 122,500 m3/day, enough to supply a population of more than 470,000 people.

A 50%-50% Sacyr Water and GS Inima JV has been selected to oversee the operation, maintenance and conservation of Alicante desalination plant. This facility has a total processing capacity of 122,500 m3/day considering the two production lines in it: Alicante I (57,500 m3/day) and II (65,000 m3/day)

This Mancomunidad de los Canales del Taibilla contract award is valued at €11,6 million and lasts for two years, with the possibility to extend it an additional two-years. 

The scope of the contract comprises all the necessary tasks for the correct functioning of the plant, both in terms of water quality and the use of all the facility elements (system comprising the water intakes to the water output to the Mancomunidad de los Canales del Taibilla-owned reservoirs).

The desalination plant has a drinking water production capacity to supply a population of more than 470,000 people.

The operation of this facility will be executed under the strictest quality, environment, and sustainability standards, to ensure the correct functioning and maintenance of the plant while meeting the production targets agreed with the local authorities.

GS Inima designed and built Alicante II, which started operations in 2008, and operated it for 11 years. Sacyr Water managed the plant for the past four years and implemented innovative techniques such as the use of underwater drones to perform facility inspections. 

About Sacyr Water

Sacyr Water is Sacyr’s branch devoted to the integrated water cycle management, developing design, construction, renovation and maintenance projects for wastewater treatment plants, drinking water treatment plants, desalination, purification, reuse, operation and maintenance, services and project finance and distribution and sanitation.

Sacyr and Sacyr Water are Water Positive, thanks to the contribution of the desalination plants managed by Sacyr Water in areas with high water stress. Sacyr Water activities have positive effects on the availability of water resources and local impact on communities and ecosystems.

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