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FCC Environment awarded the contract for Lot III of ground and urban woodland maintenance in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

12/07/2018

FCC Environment awarded the contract for Lot III of ground and urban woodland maintenance in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

FCC Environment awarded the contract for Lot III of ground and urban woodland maintenance in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria City Council has awarded FCC Medio Ambiente (the Spanish brand for FCC Environment) the contract for Lot III of ground and urban woodland maintenance and conservation service for a period of four years. The value of this contract amounts €6.6 million and together with lots I and II, which were awarded to the company at the beginning of the year, raises the total order book value to €48.2 million.

This third lot will cover 18,208 units of roadside trees, 1,312 units of flowerpots and jardinieres, two vertical signs, 24 pyramidal flowerpots and the greenwaste recovery area.

For carrying out the services, FCC will have a staff of 44 operatives and a fleet of 17 vehicles, five of which are electric, four pruning platforms and a special vehicle for phytosanitary treatments at heights similar to lots I and II. The total resources that FCC intends to allocate to the green space services that it has been delivering to the city since 2004, will now amount to 352 workers and 121 vehicles, 42 of which run on zero-emissions electric engines. This represents a significant boost for the city's implementation of electric mobility.

Turning to technological developments, the service will include an endotherapy treatment system and a tomography scanner to internally inspect palms and other trees, thus making it possible to get sick trees early healing treatments before symptoms appear externally.

Similar to lots I and II, the GIS system ARBOMAP will be implemented for managing green space inventories, operational schedules and incidents in the service. Watering volumes will also be optimised through a weather station, highly efficient irrigation devices and remote watering control.

A proprietary FCC programme will also be used for integrated management of plagues and natural predators, in which stands out the agreement reached with the Canary Islands Institute of Agricultural Research (ICIA) to eradicate the Diocalandra frumenti (lesser coconut weevil or snout beetle), which drills tunnels in various parts of palm trees.