Aqualia, Veolia express interest in Lake Titicaca wastewater project

Thursday, June 21, 2018

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Two global leaders in sanitation present themselves as third parties interested in PTAR Titicaca

Lima, June 20, 2018.- ProInversión informs that it received the expressions of interest in the project " Wastewater Treatment System of the Lake Titicaca Basin" by the companies Veolia Servicios Perú SAC and FCC Aqualia, so which Proinversión will start the bidding process, in which these two companies will intervene, the proposed consortium Aguas de Puno, and others that may be added within the term established in the bidding rules.

The concession of the 10 Plants of the Wastewater Treatment System of the Lake Titicaca Basin (PTAR Titicaca), requires a referential investment of S / 841 million (without VAT) and will benefit more than 1 million Peruvians.

Yesterday, June 19, 2018, the deadline of 90 days expired for any interested third party to present their expression of interest regarding the execution of the referred project. Within this period, Veolia Servicios Perú SAC and FCC Aqualia guaranteed their intention to participate in the project that was declared of interest by the Peruvian State on March 21.

Consequently, ProInversión will carry out the corresponding selection process among the bidders. The bidding rules will be published in the coming weeks and the award of the project is scheduled for the end of this year.

"The investment promotion activities developed by ProInversión in Peru and abroad in recent months, with the support of the Foreign Trade Offices, have allowed two top-tier companies to finally express their interest in the concession of the PTARs. Titicaca, which will allow launching a competitive process at the international level, thus guaranteeing a high level of competence and transparency ", affirmed the Executive Director of ProInversión, Alberto Ñecco.


Veolia Servicios Perú SAC, is a French company that designs and provides water, waste and energy management solutions on a global scale. It is part of the Veolia group, a world leader in optimized resource management, which in the year 2017 provided drinking water to 96 million users and provided wastewater service to 62 million people, operating 2,928 PTAR in several countries around the world.

In Latin America, the Veolia group, among others, operates the El Sarape Thermo-Valorization Plant (Mexico City, Mexico) and the San Jerónimo WWTP (Cusco, Peru).

On the other hand, FCC Aqualia is the first private water management company in Spain, the third in Europe and the sixth in the world, according to the latest ranking of the specialized publication Global Water Intelligence.

FCC Aqualia serves 22.5 million users and serves 1,100 municipalities in 22 countries. The company has a consolidated experience in the operation and maintenance of sewage treatment plants and drinking water treatment plants, managing more than 500 installations of this type in Europe, America, Africa or Asia.


In these 90 days of promotion, ProInversión, with the assistance of the MVCS, has also implemented an intense socialization process to adequately inform about the scope and social and environmental benefits of the project to 180 officials of the Regional Government and Local Governments involved in the project. ; as well as the officials and operators of the EPS (Sanitation Services Provider Companies) and the UGASS (Sanitation Services Administrative Management Units) of the department of Puno.

In parallel, the PTAR Titicaca project has been socialized with more than 100 representatives of civil society and social organizations of Juliaca and Puno, as well as with the professional associations and, above all, the localities surrounding the current PTARs, which have participated in meetings informative in Spanish and Aymara, as well as internships to learn about successful experiences of wastewater treatment plants currently operating in Lima.

The project includes the design, financing, construction, expansion, rehabilitation, operation and maintenance of wastewater treatment systems in six localities (Puno, Juliaca, Ayaviri, Juli, Ilave and Moho) and the operation and maintenance of the existing infrastructure of wastewater treatment, located in the localities of Azángaro, Huancané, Lampa and Yunguyo.

The Ministry of Housing, Construction and Sanitation (MVCS) is the grantor and will co-finance the project; therefore, sanitation service fees will not be increased. For the design and construction phase there will be a specialized supervisor and then the SUNASS will supervise the operation and maintenance phase.

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