FCC Aqualia advances water agenda with gas, mining wins

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

FCC Aqualia, the water management branch of Spanish construction firm FCC, has won two contracts apiece in Mexico and Chile worth a total of 108mn euros (US$123mn), the company announced.

The contracts are as follows:

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– Working in alliance with the Hermes Infraestructura group, FCC Aqualia will build a 2.3m-diameter, 18km steel pipeline (pictured, left). The 66mn-euro contract will add another distribution line to the 20m3/s Cutzamala water system, Mexico's largest.

Cutzamala water treatment plant (CREDIT: FCC Aqualia)

– State oil operator Pemex's subsidiary Pemex Gas y Petroquímica Básicas awarded FCC Aqualia a 15mn-euro contract for renovation work on the intake system at Tabasco state's Mezcalpa river, which is used to supply water to the Cactus and Nuevo Pemex gas processing centers. Works include renovating the mechanical, electrical and automation systems, as well as the control measures for the collection and intake of 3.6 m3/s of water.


– State mining company Codelco awarded FCC Aqualia a 12mn-euro contract to perform groundwater treatment services using a 100l/s nanofiltration plant for the Ovejería hydraulic barrier in Huechún, in the metropolitan region. The 12-year contract will include engineering, construction, commissioning, operation and maintenance of the plant.

– The municipalities of Colina and Batuco, to the north of captial Santiago, contracted FCC Aqualia for a 15mn-euro turnkey project, for the design, equipment, construction, commissioning and one-year operation of the 330l/s Cadellada potable water treatment plant, which will serve some 150,000 people.

FCC Aqualia serves 23.5mn users in 22 countries. In Latin America, it has operations in Mexico, Peru, Chile and Uruguay.