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08.18.2008

Extremadura regional government awards Befesa the Santa Amalia treatment plant in Badajoz (Spain)

The department of development of the regional government of Extremadura, which is responsible for hydraulic and transport infrastructures in this autonomous region, has awarded Befesa’s subsidiary Codesa, in a joint venture with Magetasan, the contract to construct the waste water treatment plant and the main sewers for Santa Amalia in Badajoz (Spain), worth more than 2.5 million Euros.

The objective of the awarded contract is to treat waste water generated by the town of Santa Amalia, so that the quality of the water that enters the receptor channel meets all the requirements established under prevailing legislation. This location does not currently have a treatment plant, which means that the sewerage system is limited to a series of collectors that empty into a single point.

The water treatment in this project will be carried out by a biological reactor in two carrousel lines using a low-fill activated sludge process with biological nitrogen removal (nitrification and denitrification). The treatment capacity of the plant will be 1,000 cubic metres of water per day and it will serve a population of more than 4,000 inhabitants.

For Befesa, this award involves transferring its extensive experience in the field of water purification developed in other Spanish regions, to Extremadura. Nevertheless, this action joins other projects that Befesa is currently carrying out in Extremadura, such as improvements to the water supply to the city of Cáceres and surrounding areas from the Portaje reservoir, which will serve some 150,000 inhabitants.