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FCC Aqualia extends its presence to Serbia and Kosovo with two new water management contracts

22/12/2014

FCC Aqualia extends its presence to Serbia and Kosovo with two new water management contracts

  • The Vrsac and Prizren plants will contribute a business portfolio worth more than 15 million euros.

  • The water management subsidiary of the Citizen Services Group will also carry out the operation and maintenance of 28 water treatment plants managed by Canal de Isabel II in Madrid.

 

FCC Aqualia extends its presence to Serbia and Kosovo with two new water management contracts

FCC Aqualia adds two new countries to its international business portfolio. The water management subsidiary of the Citizen Services Group has won two new contracts for the construction of two water treatment plants in the cities of Vrsac in Serbia and Prizren in Kosovo. These two new international contracts are coupled with the contract in Madrid for the operation and maintenance of 28 water treatment plants.

The drinking water treatment in Vrsac in the Republic of Serbia, the contract obtained by FCC Aqualia through its infrastructure division, opens up the first opportunity to work in the Balkan country. The work will consist of building a treatment plant with the capacity to produce 26,000 cubic metres of drinking water per day for the city of Vrsac, located in the Autonomous Province of Voivodina. The project, costing 5.6 million euros, will be financed by the German bank KFW.

In other news, the Regional Water Company Hidroregjioni Jugor (water management company in this region), has pre-awarded FCC Aqualia, also through Aqualia Infraestructuras, the contract to construct the treatment plant in Prizren. The contract, which will be signed in January 2015, is valued at nearly 10.5 million euros and upon completion, the facility will treat wastewater in the city, with a capacity equivalent to 50,000 inhabitants in its first phase.

Even though these two new contracts represent the expansion of FCC Aqualia into two new countries, the company already boasts of broad experience in this geographical area; it is currently leading the construction of treatment plants in Niksic and Pljevica in Montenegro; and another in Konjic in Bosnia, with an accumulated value of 30 million euros.

Within the Spanish market, FCC Aqualia has been awarded a contract to operate and maintain 28 plants with a treatment capacity equivalent to 232,000 inhabitants. The wastewater treatment plants are located in 28 Madrilenian municipalities along the Alberche River basin. The contract, which lasts two years and costs nearly 5.5 million euros, is renewable for another two years.

Sitting amongst world leaders

FCC Aqualia is the water management company of FCC, one of the leading European Citizen Services Groups. The company is a sector leader in Spain, third in the list of private water management companies in Europe, and sixth worldwide, according to the latest ranking from the specialist publication Global Water Intelligence (GWI), and it provides a service to 23.5 million users.

Nowadays it operates in 1100 municipalities in 22 countries: Spain, Italy, Portugal, Czech Republic, Poland, Romania, Montenegro, Bosnia, Mexico, Peru, Chile, Uruguay, Algeria, Egypt, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, China, Tunisia, Qatar and, as of now, also in Serbia and Kosovo. FCC's water management subsidiary has revenues of 950 million euros (end of 2013) and last year reached a record business portfolio of more than 14,000 million euros.
 

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