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Esther Alcocer inaugurates FCC Aqualia's new drinking water plant in Oviedo

09/07/2014

Esther Alcocer inaugurates FCC Aqualia's new drinking water plant in Oviedo

  • Oviedo's mayor and the chairman of FCC inaugurated the new Cabornio drinking water plan, which will supply the city
  • The plant will be included under the management contract in place between the Oviedo city government and FCC Aqualia

 

 

Esther Alcocer inaugurates FCC Aqualia's new drinking water plant in Oviedo

Esther Alcocer Koplowitz, Chairman of FCC, and Agustín Iglesias Caunedo, Mayor of Oviedo, have inaugurated the Cabornio drinking water plant. FCC Aqualia will manage the new plant, which will serve Oviedo and the municipality of Ribera de Arriba, as part of the existing end-to-end water contract.

Other attendees at the inauguration included Félix Parra, General Manager of FCC Aqualia; Santiago Lafuente, Manager of Zone I (where the plant is located); and other FCC managers in Asturias.

The new plant is built 386 metres above sea level, i.e. higher than the tallest building in Oviedo; as a result, water will be supplied by gravity feed, with the result that no pumping will be required. These geographic and technical characteristics reduce the cost of the project.

"This facility will provide Oviedo with one of the best quality waters in Spain. Moreover, the plant, which cost 20 million euro, will create 18 jobs," said Mr Iglesias Caunedo during the ceremony. He also noted that the plant will be able to treat "twice Oviedo's current water needs" and is designed to "address the challenges of the next 50 years".

Gregorio Abril, the Municipal Engineer, highlighted the plant's characteristics, noting its "production capacity of 1,500 litres per second, much more than Oviedo's current water consumption, which is 900 litres per second". Sonia López, head of the plant, describe the facility in greater detail during a guided tour after the inauguration ceremony.

 

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