ACCIONA to develop its fourth wastewater treatment plant in Ecuador

22 October 2021
ACCIONA to develop its fourth wastewater treatment plant in Ecuador

EMAPAG, the municipal water and sewerage company of Guayaquil (Ecuador), has awarded ACCIONA the construction of the 'Los Merinos' wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) in the north of the city. The project, which includes the 'Progreso' wastewater pumping station, is valued at US$160 million (€140 million) and is financially backed by the World Bank. The plant, which will serve 1.5 million people, is expected to take 42 months to complete.

The WWTP will include advanced wastewater treatment and sludge treatment processes and will have a capacity of 4 m³/s. The facility will help eliminate unpleasant odors in the area and therefore improve its environmental surroundings.

In 2019, ACCIONA completed, also for EMAPAG, the construction of the ‘La Pradera’ pumping station as part of the future ‘Las Esclusas’ WWTP in Guayaquil, which replaces the previous pumping station and contributes to modernizing the city’s water purification network.

The project, financed by the European Investment Bank and executed by ACCIONA on a turnkey basis, had a budget of US$25 million (€22 million). The scheme is part of a program to provide universal sanitary sewerage services for one million people - a third of the total population of Guayaquil - from the center to the south of the city.

ACCIONA has designed and constructed more than 330 wastewater treatment plants worldwide, with an overall capacity of 22.3 million m³ per day, the equivalent of serving a population of more than 80 million inhabitants.