Tedagua is to build the tertiary treatment plant of the WWTP in Altona, Australia
The ACS group companies Tedagua and Drace Medioambiente, forming a Joint Venture on a 50-50 basis, were awarded the contract for the design, construction and operation for five years of the water reuse plant in Altona, a key industrial zone in the city of Melbourne. The project represents the entry of ACS into the Australian water sector.
City West Wateree (CWW), the Melbourne water supply authority, awarded the contract, valued at 18 million euro, to the Spanish consortium. Of this amount, €12 million corresponds to the plant's construction, and the remaining €6 million to its operation over a five year period.
The plant will have a capacity of 9,000 cubic meters per day and will be used to recycle industrial water from CWW's Altona sewerage treatment for industrial use (5,900 cubic meters per day) and for watering golf courses and gardens (3,100 cubic meters per day). The treatment system uses membrane technology, with ultrafiltration and a reverse osmosis facility.
The term for designing and building the plant is 18 months, ending in December 2010, and the operation period commences from that date on.