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Two FCC projects win distinction in the first edition of the Best Waterworks Award, organised by Smagua

28/02/2017

Two FCC projects win distinction in the first edition of the Best Waterworks Award, organised by Smagua

Smagua, the International Water and Irrigation Show, to be held from the 7th to the 9th March, will showcase the year’s most significant waterworks projects. Regarded as an international benchmark in innovation and technology for the water sector, the Show has announced the winners of the first edition of the Best Waterworks Award. The three categories for the awards are: Large Water Catchment and Conveyance Works, Supply and Sanitation and, Water Works in Urban Environments.
Two FCC projects win distinction in the first edition of the Best Waterworks Award, organised by Smagua

FCC has won two distinctions in the Large Waterworks category, one for Phase II, Bajo de los Payuelos Canal in Leon, and the other for the Alcollarin Dam, located in Cáceres  (Spain).

The Bajo de los Payuelos Canal project, which was completed in late 2013, has enabled increased feed to make up the necessary volumes to irrigate 15,000 hectares of land in the region. It also provides flow for a further 25,000 hectares in the basins of the Rivers Cea, Valderaduey and Carrión.

The Alcollarin Dam in Cáceres, which came into service at the end of January 2015, is 625 metres long and reaches a height of 31 metres. In all, 25.5 kilometres of shoreline have been created, running through the municipalities of Alcollarin, Zorita, Conquista de la Sierra and Apertura.

The jury for the Best Waterworks Award, chaired by Jose Polimon, President of the National Committee of Large Dams and Vice-President of the College of Civil Engineers, with the support of leading figures from the world of waterworks construction and engineering, highlighted the quality and diversity of all the projects submitted.