Canal de Isabel II allocates 30 million to maintenance and operation of three treatment plants - Canal de Isabel II allocates 30 million to maintenance and operation of three treatment plants
Canal de Isabel II allocates 30 million to maintenance and operation of three treatment plants
The Government Council was informed today about the award proposal for various contracts from the public water utility
• Besides treating waste water, these facilities generate enough electricity to supply up to 10,000 people
• The Arroyo Culebro Cuenca Media Alta Treatment Plant is fitted with the most advanced water reclamation system in the region
The Government Council of the Autonomous Region of Madrid was informed today about the award proposal from Canal de Isabel II regarding the operation and maintenance contracts for the Arroyo Culebro Cuenca Baja, Arroyo Culebro Cuenca Media Alta and Sur Oriental Waste Water Treatment Plants (WWTP).
The contract, which is divided into three separate lots, has been awarded for a total of 30.5 million euros over a term of four years. In total, the three treatment plants have a capacity to eliminate the pollution load produced by an equivalent population of over 2.8 million inhabitants.
The three facilities are committed to converting the largest possible proportion of water-borne waste into recovered resources. Hence, they generate up to a total of 13,200 megawatts/hour (MWh) per year of electricity from the biogas released from treatment processes. This is enough electricity to supply a population of over 10,000 inhabitants, such as Brunete or Griñón. Furthermore, it avoids the emission of over 3,500 tonnes of CO2 per year.
CUTTING EDGE WATER RECLAMATION
Both the Culebro Cuenca Media Alta and Sur Oriental treatment plants have reclamation equipment that allows reclaimed water to be used for watering parks and gardens in the towns of Getafe, Fuenlabrada, Parla, Humanes, Alcorcón and, in the future, Pinto, Leganés and Rivas Vaciamadrid.
The reclamation equipment at the Culebro Cuenca Media Alta Treatment Plant is leading the way in Europe, with a daily output of 12,400 cubic metres of high-quality reclaimed water capable of meeting the most demanding quality requirements of the paper industry.
The Government Council was also informed about the award proposal for the maintenance contract concerning the commercial IT system of Canal de Isabel II. The contract was awarded for 3.03 million euros over a period of three years, with the option to extend that period for one additional year.
This contract relates to maintenance of the company’s commercial IT system. This system is used to undertake all commercial management for customer care services, offering them different channels and coordinating the technical and administrative resources for such processes as: new supply contracts or supply changes; technical inspections; supply connections; the processing of meter readings; invoice issue; complaints management; collection management and technical implementation of supply cancellations and convictions; or the management of legal action and sanctions. Over 600 employees at Canal de Isabel II use this IT system to deal with the needs of the regional public utility’s customers.
Both this award proposal and the award proposal for the three waste water treatment plants must now be approved by the Canal de Isabel II Board of Directors.