Brazilian engineering firm Tecnosolo Engenharia will start a 28mn-real (US$17.5mn) project in July to improve potable water supply in Rio de Janeiro state's Valença city, a spokesperson from state water utility Nova Cedae told BNamericas.
Tecnosolo signed a contract with Cedae on May 25 and civil works should be completed by end-2012. Work will be carried out in the downtown area and in Conservatória, the spokesperson said.
In downtown Valença, Tecnosolo will build 19.3km of trunk pipeline, 25km of distribution pipeline and 6km of other piping. Work also includes expanding the area's potable water plant and building a 5Ml reservoir, among others.
In Conservatória, the firm is in charge of installing 5.2km of trunk pipeline and 9.4km of distribution pipeline. The initiative also entails work such as building pumping stations, a 1Ml reservoir, a drying bed, and a potable water plant with a flow rate of 40l/s.
The work is being carried out under a partnership with the city and state governments, and also forms part of the national growth acceleration plan (PAC).
Valença is located 145km inland from state capital Rio de Janeiro.