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Aqualia to manage water in Elvas (Portugal)

28/04/2008

Aqualia to manage water in Elvas (Portugal)

  • La cartera de negocio asciende a más de 93 millones de euros
  • La duración del contrato es de 30 años

 

  • The backlog totals more than 93 million euro
  • The contract is for 30 years

Aqualia, FCC's subsidiary specialised in end-to-end water management, has been awarded a contract to manage and operate the water supply and sanitation in Elvas, Portugal. The 30-year contract represents a backlog of 93 million euro.

Aqualia will allocate more than 7 million euro to optimise water resources, improve existing infrastructure, and replace all water meters; it will also implement an ambitious plan which includes digitising the distribution and sanitation networks in Elvas.

Elvas has a population of 23,000, and is located in the province of Alentejo, adjoining the Spanish border. With this contract, Aqualia has increased its total number of customers in Portugal to 74,000.

Aqualia's other contracts in Portugal include water supply and sanitation in Campo Maior, and sewage and waste water treatment in Abrantes (population: 40,000).

The project is part of the company's internationalisation strategy in Europe, in which Portugal plays a key role. Aqualia is the fifth-largest water management firm worldwide. Currently, Aqualia operates in over 850 municipalities on five continents, serving over 23 million people. In 2007, Aqualia was named "Water Company of the Year" by prestigious international magazine Global Water Intelligence, a fitting tribute to its track record and international scope. It was also awarded the Customer Service Leadership of the Year award by prestigious UK consulting firm Frost & Sullivan. It has offices in Algeria, the UAE, Portugal, Mexico, Italy and the Czech Republic.