Amafi to begin work on Franco da Rocha wastewater treatment plant

Monday, August 22, 2011

Brazilian construction company Amafi Comercial e Construtora will shortly begin a project to build a wastewater treatment plant in the city of Franco da Rocha, a spokesperson for São Paulo state water utility Sabesp (Bovespa: SBSP3, NYSE: SBS) told BNamericas.

"The company won the job through a tender that involved a total of seven participants," the spokesperson said.

The other six bidders were Construtora Augusto Velloso; Construtora Elevação; Construtora Gomes Lourenço; a group formed of Cosatel Construções, Saneamento e Energia and Goetze; Lobato Engenharia; and Stemag Engenharia e Construções.

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Besides building the plant, the job includes laying 15.9km of trunk pipeline and 33.4km of collector pipeline. The work falls under phase III of the state's Tietê river sanitation plan.

The state government signed a service order on Friday (Aug 19) authorizing the start of work on the project, which involves 65.6mn reais (US$41mn) in investments, according to a Sabesp release.

The project has a two-year completion deadline.

Franco da Rocha has a population of about 131,400, and is located some 10km north of state capital São Paulo.