Acciona Signs Deals for Desalination Plants in Algeria and the UAE

20 Aug 2007 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
united arab emirates, ABU DHABI

— Acciona Agua of Spain has signed contracts to build desalination plants in Algeria and the United Arab Emirates. The company will build a $184.9 million plant in Fouka, Algeria, with Canada's SNC Lavalin, and the state-owned Algerian Energy Company and Sonatrach. Construction will start by the end of this year and be completed in 2010. The 120,000-cubic-meter-per-day reverse osmosis desalination plant in the Tipaza, province west of Algiers will supply water to 500,000 people in the Zeralda Zone and Western Algiers through water mains. Eighty percent of the deal is being financed by Algeria's Credit Populaire, Acciona said, and the remaining 20 percent will be provided by a joint venture comprising Acciona, SNC Lavalin and the Algerian Energy Company...

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