Our History

Our history

TEDAGUA (Técnicas de Desalinización de Aguas, S.A.), was established in 1983 in Las Palmas, Gran Canaria. In its beginnings it performed its business activities within the Canary Islands and the southeast of the peninsula, with sporadic incursions abroad.

Integrated into the Grupo Cobra, it was seen as a benchmark of design, manufacturing, operation, maintenance and engineering for desalination plants, purification systems for drinking and industrial waters, and urban and industrial wastewater treatment and reuse equipment.

The growth experienced by the company these last few years has led TEDAGUA to be considered today as one of the main companies in the water treatment sector in Spain, with contracts across the five continents.

Our Essence

At TEDAGUA we believe that the best way to effectively respond to the evolution of new needs in relation to water treatment and industrial solutions is specialization.

Water, our essence

In this way, we guarantee the highest levels of quality and service across every process, from the research of new solutions and the execution of projects, to post-sales services.

Throughout the last few years, TEDAGUA has carried out its business based on the research & development of new technologies applied to the water sector, and mostly aimed at increasing the performance of each process. Nowadays, processes such as the reuse of water or the desalination of brackish or sea water have gone from being considered complicated, expensive and dubiously reliable water obtainment processes to being more feasible, efficient and reliable.

As a result, we have developed an assortment of product lines that enable us to offer an effective solution to a wide range of issues: from Modular and Compact Plants that are characterized by their nonexistent or minimal construction work requirements, to plants for major population centers such as DWTP and WWTP, which are designed to treat high volumes of water at a minimal cost.

A few examples of this are the large quantity of desalination plants developed for hotel resorts or small-scale agricultural operations in the Canary Islands, the large Escombreras, Spain sea water desalination plants or those of Skikda and Beni-Saf in Algeria, in addition to tertiary water treatment centers such as the WWTP of Altona –near Melbourne, Australia– and the WWTP of Taboada in Lima, Peru – the largest in South America.

How we work

How we act

Each project is developed based on the characteristics of the water to be treated and its final use, offering a solution tailored to the specific needs of the project for each case.

We currently have over 150 desalination plants in operation with a global production capability of over 900,000 m3/day. This implies a significant experience in the water sector, proof of which is the satisfaction of our clients.

Our commitment to service prompts us to export our know-how and technology to practically anywhere in the world, which is in no small part facilitated by the support that being a part of Grupo COBRA since the year 2001 implies.

Corporate Compliance Programme


TÉCNICAS DE DESALINIZACIÓN DE AGUAS, S.A, as a company belonging to COBRA Group, has adhered to the Corporate Compliance Programme of the Group, whose main purpose is to structure an environment for prevention, detection of early criminal risk management, as well as reducing its unwanted effects in the event that they materialize, contributing to generate an ethical culture and respect for the law among all the subjects affected by this document in which it is applicable, so that all of them can be affected by their daily behaviors.

UNE 19601 ISO 37001

Human resources

How we act

At TEDAGUA we have built a multidisciplinary and highly specialized team, with young, dynamic personnel with significant experience in water and environmental sectors. We are equipped with the most cutting-edge techniques and technologies. Our knack for innovation, will to exceed our own expectations and pursuit of quality, in addition to our respect for the environment, mean that we can offer any advice that is needed for any project, regardless how ambitious.

Having the best professionals has led us to be leaders in our sector. Over 80% of our staff is composed of civil, industrial, agricultural, public works and chemical engineers, as well as bachelors in biology, geology and environmental sciences, supported by a great administration and general services team.

From our employees we demand a high degree of teamwork capabilities and a knack for continuous improvement, professionalism and responsibility, humility, commitment and customer focus, so as to be able to offer the highest degree of quality that sets us apart from the competition.


At TEDAGUA we are convinced that, in order to obtain high levels of satisfaction – both for us and for our customers – it is necessary to have a sustainable management system that is capable of optimizing human and material resources while being respectful of the environment and guaranteeing at all times the safety and wellbeing of workers and users, as well as the quality of the end product.

In order to fulfill this premise, TEDAGUA has implemented a management system that abides by the most important standards in regard to quality (UNE-EN-9001), environment (UNE-EN-14001), R&D+I (UNE 16002), BIM (UNE-EN ISO 19650) and occupational hazard prevention (OHSAS-18001). The system has been subjected to AENOR’s certification process in each of these areas, and has furthermore been internally audited by qualified professionals.

Quality, environmental policy

Occupational Hazard Policy Labor

Management Policy Scope

R&D+I Policy

BIM Policy



Water resources are under increasing pressure, and issues such as climate change, unpredictable weather patterns and droughts are contributing significantly to this pressure, creating problems of scarcity and deteriorating quality.

TEDAGUA S.A. are committed to generating effective solutions, for which we consider R&D as the basic pillar on which to base our activity, as it facilitates the creation of differentiating elements that allow us to increase the capacity to create value for clients, for society and for the rest of our interest groups and, consequently, our competitiveness.

Currently, and under the UNE 166002 standard, in which we are certified, we work in several lines of interest. Among them, the following stand out:

Sustainable Processes:

Optimization of Wastewater Treatment Processes and Advanced Technologies:

Enhancing the efficiency and effectiveness of wastewater treatment processes, including the implementation of advanced technologies.

Energy and Resource Recovery:

Investigating and applying methods to recover energy and valuable resources from treated wastewater, such as biogas production and nutrient recovery.

Circular Economy:

Exploring the adoption of circular economy principles to maximize resource recovery and minimize waste in treatment processes.

Development of Advanced Desalination Technologies:

Creating new desalination technologies that are more energy-efficient, less costly, and less harmful to the environment.

Development of Modular Treatment Systems:

Designing modular treatment systems that can adapt to different scales and treatment requirements, facilitating implementation in diverse locations.

Environmental Sustainability:

Implementing more sustainable construction and operational practices to reduce the environmental impact of treatment and desalination plants.

Reduction of Operational Costs:

Finding ways to reduce the long-term operational costs of treatment and desalination facilities, including process optimization and efficient resource management.

Integration of Renewable Energies:

Promoting the integration of renewable energy sources, such as hydropower, solar, or wind, into desalination and treatment plants to reduce reliance on conventional energy sources.

Digitalization: Industry 5.0


Exploring how advanced automation, collaborative robotics, and artificial intelligence can improve efficiency and safety in the operation of water treatment and desalination plants.

Process Digitalization:

Implementing digitalization technologies, such as digital twins, to optimize the planning, design, construction, and operation of plants.

Internet of Things (IoT) and Advanced Sensors:

Utilizing advanced sensors and IoT systems to monitor water quality, equipment status, and asset management in real-time, enabling more informed decision-making.

Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Optimization:

Applying AI to optimize the efficiency of treatment processes, predict equipment failures, and make data-driven decisions.

3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing:

Investigating the applicability of 3D printing and additive manufacturing in constructing components and equipment for treatment plants.

Remote Collaboration and Augmented Reality:

Using remote collaboration tools and augmented reality for technician training, troubleshooting, and remote technical assistance.

Customization and On-Demand Production:

Researching how Industry 5.0 can enable greater customization of water treatment and desalination services to meet specific customer needs.