Socienge Construções to expand water supply system in Saquarema

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Brazilian engineering company Socienge Construções will begin work on Rio de Janeiro state utility Nova Cedae's 8mn-real (US$4.9mn) potable water project in the second half of this year, a spokesperson told BNamericas.

"The firm will install a potable water supply system in Saquarema city's Jaconé neighborhood," the spokesperson said.

The system will supply water to the region surrounding federal energy firm Petrobras' (NYSE: PBR) Comperj petrochemical complex, which is currently under construction.

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Work entails the installation of 130m of pipeline, a pumping station, three underwater pumps, and connections to the region's water treatment plant. The project is expected to take approximately 12 months to complete, according to the official.

Socienge Construções signed a contract for the works on May 19, after winning the project via a tender process.