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Aqualia signs contract for end-to-end water management in Linares (Jaen)

10/01/2008

Aqualia signs contract for end-to-end water management in Linares (Jaen)

FCC subsidiary Aqualia has landed the contract to provide end-to-end water management services in the city of Linares (Jáen) through a public-private partnership (PPP) with the city government. The 25-year contract represents a backlog of 117 million euro.

Seven million euro will be invested in improving water supply and sewage treatment.

Aqualia is set to implement various projects, such as the Linares-Baeza sewage treatment plant, the refurbishment of the El Centenillo aqueduct, replacement of large sewers and the reform and expansion of the current sewage treatment plant.

Linares, which has a population of 63,000, is the second-largest town in the province, after the provincial capital, Jaén.

Aqualia is maintaining and reinforcing its commitment to Andalusia, where it serves almost two million clients. The company operates in 110 towns throughout Andalusia, where it manages local water services and is responsible for operating and maintaining 17 drinking water treatment plants and 64 wastewater treatment plants. Elsewhere in Jaén, Aqualia operates in the provincial capital, Jáen, as well as in Martos, Torredonjimeno and Beas de Segura, serving more than 222,000 people.

Aqualia operates in over 850 municipalities worldwide, serving over 16 million people. It operates in Spain, Italy, Portugal, Algeria, Czech Republic, Poland, Mexico and China. In recognition of its rapid international expansion, its will to lead and its commitment to its service territories, Aqualia was named "Water Company of the Year" in 2007 by prestigious international magazine Global Water Intelligence.