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Canal de Isabel II allocates 10.8 million to improving the water supply in the northern area of Madrid

null Canal de Isabel II allocates 10.8 million to improving the water supply in the northern area of Madrid

Canal de Isabel II allocates 10.8 million to improving the water supply in the northern area of Madrid


The Governing Council has been informed of the public entity's proposal for awarding various contracts

• The company will construct 11.5 kilometres of pipelines between Torrelaguna and Talamanca de Jarama
• A further 4.5 million will be allocated to emergency service communications in the Community of Madrid

Government of the Community of Madrid has been informed about the proposal by Canal de Isabel II for awarding various contracts related to its activity as the entity responsible for the integrated water cycle management in the Community of Madrid. These include building a backup artery for the eastern branch of the Torrelaguna System, with the aim of guaranteeing the quality and quantity of the supply in this area of the Community of Madrid.

The project plans to execute a new steel pipeline, measuring 11.5 kilometres in length and 1,000 millimetres in diameter, which will run between the main deposit of Torrelaguna and the start of Phase I of the support works for that pipeline, currently underway, in the municipality of Talamanca de Jarama.

The works have been awarded for the sum of 10,874,880 euros (excluding VAT) and the term for completion is 30 months. The award proposal must be approved by the Canal de Isabel II Board of Directors and falls within Canal’s strategic commitments to guarantee the water supply and service continuity.


The Board has also been informed of the proposal by Canal de Isabel II to award contracts relating to the supply of terminals and accessories for the Tetra emergency network for the Community of Madrid, for a sum of 4,566,169.80 euros, excluding VAT and with a duration of four years.

Canal de Isabel II’s telecommunications network is the nucleus via which all the information exchanges within the company are carried out, for both voice and data communications and emergency communication services for the entire Community of Madrid are also provided via this network. Therefore, apart from ensuring Canal’s communications functioning, the Fire Departments for the Community of Madrid, the BESCAM, the SUMMA and 112, the Department of Forestry Agents and Winter Road personnel also use this closed network through around 5,000 communication terminals.

The contracts include both the supply of terminals for operating this specific network (mobile systems, communication systems from vehicles and terminals for use in explosive atmospheres) and essential accessories for these, including batteries, chargers, earphones, casings, etc. Specific systems will also be supplied for firefighters’ helmets, which, for safety reasons, must be equipped with a special set of accessories: thanks to this contract, the initial supply is covered, as well as any replacements for those damaged while the contract is in force.

The proposal for awarding the procedure, divided into three independent batches, must also be approved by the Canal de Isabel II Board of Directors.

Canal de Isabel II was founded more than 165 years ago to supply water to the city of Madrid. It employs more than 2500 people working daily to provide a service to more than 6 million people in the region. It is an innovative company, a leader in its sector, and internationally recognised for its management of the integrated water cycle. It operates 13 reservoirs; 78 spring tappings; 14 drinking water treatment plants; 17,434 kilometres of conveyance and distribution channels; 133 pumping stations for drinking water and 131 for waste water; 14,018 kilometres of sewage networks; 63 storm tanks; 823 kilometres of sewers and outfalls; 157 waste water treatment stations; and 512 kilometres of reclaimed water channels.

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