Safety, sustainability, innovation and 500 hm3 of desalinated water

Safety, sustainability, innovation and 500 hm3 of desalinated water

We have cause for celebration! The Binningup desalination plant (Perth, Australia) has achieved the symbolic milestone of 500 hm3 of water produced since it was commissioned in 2012, an amount equivalent to that consumed by Madrid over one year. This achievement is a clear consequence of the good work done by Sacyr Agua and its partners.

Excellent statistics for health and safety, and cutting-edge practices in exploiting, maintaining and consuming renewable energy are just some of the plant's achievements, which has production capacity for 306,000 m3 of drinking water a day, i.e., 17% of the demand for Perth.

In the last few years, the plant has exceeded its client’s forecasts and has implemented a series of measures to maintain all the safety indicators at a positive level. To achieve this, safety meetings and monthly internal audits were held.

And things were done well because the results are excellent. The desalination plant is today an example of sustainability due to the policy of not using chemical products at the pre-treatment stage. In addition, it has non-invasive marine construction technology, it is an integrated plant as regards architecture and landscape, and during the construction phase, there was strict monitoring of marine and land-based species.

The Southern SeaWater Alliance consortium, made up of Sacyr Agua, Técnicas Reunidas, AJ Lucas and WorleyParsons, designed and constructed the first phase of the desalination plant in late 2011 and extended the plant in 2014, thereby increasing its production capacity to 100 hm3.

Among other awards, this project was selected by KPMG as one of the 100 most innovative infrastructure projects worldwide in its Infrastructure 100 report: World Markets Report 2014.

Awards of this nature endorse the quality of its management and, therefore, the good work we are doing.

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