Aguas de Burgos, the Burgos municipal company in charge of end-to-end water cycle management, has awarded ACCIONA the contract for the maintenance, conservation and operation of the Villalonquéjar wastewater treatment plant (WWTP), which treats wastewater from the local industrial estate as well as the city of Burgos and its surroundings.
The contract, valued at €18.2 million, will last four years, with potential annual extensions.
The company will handle the wastewater and sludge treatment, as well as the gas and cogeneration systems, in order to guarantee the quality of the water services in the city of Burgos and to optimize the facility's energy consumption. ACCIONA will manage a WWTP designed to treat an average daily flow of 156,000m3, equivalent to processing the wastewater produced by more than 1,000,000 residents. It is equipped with advanced technology for the treatment of wastewater and sludge, including a sludge pre-treatment system using thermal hydrolysis that sanitizes this waste.
ACCIONA will apply innovative solutions and implement cutting-edge technology in water treatment and the digitalization of processes with the aim of increasing efficiency and sustainability in the management of the WWTP, in line with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal 6 for ‘Clean Water and Sanitation’.