The Ministry for Ecological Transition, through the General Directorate of Water, has awarded the contract to design, construct and commission the new sewerage system in Plasencia (Cáceres) to a joint venture between ACCIONA Agua and ACCIONA Construction.The project, which includes upgrading the existing water treatment plant on the banks of the River Jerte and the existing sewerage system, has a total budget of €16.4 million.
The current treatment plant was designed to treat waste for a population of 46,750 people, equivalent to a flow of 14,040 m3/day.Following the extension, the plant will be capable of treating 25,000 m3/day with a capacity to serve 125,000 inhabitants.
The contract will last for 44 months, including the construction phase and commissioning of the new plant.
The new treatment plant will benefit from the latest advances in water treatment technology, such as biological nutrient removal (nitrogen and phosphorus), and the anaerobic digestion of sludges to stabilise them and produce biogas.It will also have an energy recovery system for the biogas using a 330 Kw generator.
All of the plant’s operations will be controlled by programmable systems that the operator simply supervises, with a remote control system to ensure that the facility functions correctly.Furthermore, the building’s control room will be fitted with a new remote control video-wall system, allowing large amounts of data and images to be simultaneously managed in a centralised way and in real time.