Canal de Isabel II allocates over 22 million to integrated water cycle management in the Community of Madrid - Canal de Isabel II allocates over 22 million to integrated water cycle management in the Community of Madrid
Canal de Isabel II allocates over 22 million to integrated water cycle management in the Community of Madrid
The Governing Council has been informed of the public entity's proposal for awarding various contracts
The company is committed to the circular economy, with 4.67 million for electric cogeneration based on waste water sludge drying in the treatment plant in Loeches In addition, over 6 kilometres of the Second Ring of the drinking water distribution, known as the “Water M-50” will be upgraded
This week, the Government of the Community of Madrid was informed about Canal de Isabel II’s proposal for awarding various contracts related to its activity as the entity responsible for the integrated water cycle management in the Community of Madrid and which overall represents an investment of over 22 million euros.
These contracts include the four-year maintenance contract for the motor generators at the sludge thermal and cogeneration plant, located in Loeches, which shall be awarded for 4,668,000 euros (excluding VAT).
The Sludge Treatment Unit in Loeches is equipped with three motor generators that produce electricity and thermal energy using natural gas, thus recycling the sludge produced in the public entity’s waste water treatment plant while generating energy for its installation. Apart from generating the heat required to dry the waste water treatment sludge, the plant produced around 80,000 megawatts hour thanks to the thermal drying process. Of this production, 12% covers the plant’s energy requirements, while the rest is delivered to the network.
Last year, the plant received 58,000 tonnes of sludge. Of these, 47,000 were treated in the thermal drying facilities and the remaining 11,000 were mixed with pruning waste to finally obtain 4,000 tonnes of compost. These activities are included in line 4 of the company’s Strategic Plan, the aim of which is to boost environmental quality and energy efficiency.
In terms of the distribution of drinking water, the public company will allocate 1,956,650 euros (excluding VAT) to boost the water supply in the metropolitan ring. Accordingly, it will upgrade Section 5 of the Second Main Ring for water distribution between the municipalities of Majadahonda and Boadilla del Monte.
Known as “The Water M-50”, the mission of the Second Main Ring for drinking water distribution in the Community of Madrid is to distribute pressurised water to the required areas of the capital’s metropolitan ring and the urban development areas located along the radial axis of the public thoroughfare system of the Community of Madrid. In total, it consists of 100 kilometres of pipes with diameters exceeding 1600 millimetres and it is designed to guarantee the supply, included in line 1 of the company’s Strategic Plan.
INFORMATION SECURITY AND SERVICE CONTINUITY
Also, as part of line 3 of the company’s Strategic Plan, designed to strengthen service continuity, Canal will allocate 9,850,000.04 euros (excluding VAT) to services for the administration and operation of Canal's information systems and technical infrastructures and its group companies in Spain over a period of four years. Canal has a complex information system infrastructure, with two data processing centres supporting one another to ensure information continuity and security in all its operations. These enable 400,000 monthly tasks defined in 3,340 different processes to be supervised.
In terms of wastewater treatment facilities, the Governing Council has been informed of the proposal for award for the contracts for the maintenance and improvement of civil engineering works and building in the company’s 157 waste water treatment plants, with a total award sum of 2,897,175.86 euros (excluding VAT) and a duration of 4 years.
With this contract, Canal seeks to carry out relevant actions on control buildings and work centres in Canal’s oldest waste water treatment plants, modernising them and making them more comfortable for works and more energy efficient. Access to these installations and the urban infrastructures (roads, pavements, curbs, embankment drainage, etc.) will also be improved together with paint finishes.
Lastly, the Governing Council has been informed of the proposal for awarding the contracts to supply 2,220 tonnes per year of liquid chlorine for the filtration of water in 11 of Canal’s 14 treatment stations in the Community, for a sum of 3,148,800 euros (excluding VAT) and a duration of two years. Liquid chlorine is an essential reactive agent for the treatment of water, since it guarantees the safety of water and compliance with the quality parameters established in existing legislation.
All the proposals for award must now be approved by Canal de Isabel II’s Board of Directors.