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11.22.2010

Befesa awarded contracts to improve two supply systems in Spain

Madrid, 22 November 2010. Befesa Agua, a subsidiary of Befesa Medio Ambiente, an international technology company that specialises in generating and managing water through the design, construction and operation of infrastructures in the integral water cycle, has been awarded two new water supply projects in Spain worth a combined €13 million.

Egmasa (Empresa Pública de Gestión Medioambiental, S.A.), which is part of the regional ministry of the environment of Andalusia, has awarded Befesa, in a joint venture with Excavaciones Cayba, the works to improve the upstream supply for El Cerrillo – Parque de Los Villares in Cordoba, worth around €6.0 million. The objective of the works is to strengthen and guarantee the supply of drinking water to Los Villares and to Cerro Muriano, using the resources of Cordoba’s municipal supply.

The works will consists of constructing a pumping station, with a capacity to raise 140 litres per second to 360 mWC (metres of water column), a 7,000 cubic metre tank, as well as two sections of ductile iron pipes stretching more than 10 kilometres, which will connect the tank to the supply network for Cerro Muriano. The company will also construct a domestic supply network to supply drinking water to the various facilities of the park.

In addition, the state owned company Acuanorte (Aguas de la Cuenca del Norte, S.A.), has also awarded Befesa a project to supply the municipalities of Alto Bierzo (Bembibre, Castropodame and Congosto) in the province of León. The awarded works, which have been classified as “general interest to the state”, will guarantee the supply of quality water to these villages that suffer from regular restrictions when water levels are low and during the summer. The project is worth nearly €7.0 million.

The work to be carried out will mainly consist of the construction of a water capture system for the Bárcena reservoir, a pumping station in Bembibre and a regulation tank. It will also include the construction of some 22 kilometres of pipelines and improvements to the drinking water treatment stations in Bembibre and Congosto.

Javier Molina, Chairman of Befesa, said, “These awards will contribute to Befesa’s extensive experience in supplying and treating water with infrastructures that benefit more than eight million people”.

Befesa Medio Ambiente (BMA) is an international company that provides solutions for managing and recycling industrial waste and for water generation and management, with a strong emphasis on social responsibility to help create a sustainable world. (www.befesa.com).