Abengoa has been selected to deliver 50,000 acre-feet per year of water to the city of San Antonio, Texas, USA.
Abengoa will lead a team of local sub-contractors and consultants within the Vista Ridge Consortium to design, build, finance and operate the infrastructure needed to deliver the water. The water will be delivered from Burleson County and contracted for a period of 30 years. Construction is expected to begin in 2015 and to be completed in 2019.
Manuel Sánchez Ortega, CEO of Abengoa, stated:
We applaud the San Antonio Water System and the city of San Antonio for their vision as they actively pursue non-Edwards water supplies to secure the city's water future. We believe that this project is a critical solution in addition to other options the city is exploring to alleviate its water supply challenges.
The project will deliver 168,970 m3/day through a 225 km pipeline. In addition to the pipeline, the project also includes a water treatment plant, 18 wells and three pump stations.
This project will help to solve the city's goal of diversifying its water sources and securing water in the long term. In addition, the project will aid in San Antonio continuing to achieve its economic goals and to continue being a competitive player in the national and global market.
Abengoa said it is expanding its projects in the water sector and strengthening its commitment to the U.S. market, where it currently has a presence in 12 states. Abengoa supplies drinking water to more than 6 million residents around the world through water infrastructure projects.
The company has completed more than 50 pipeline projects and has successfully executed every design-build contract awarded. On the financing side, Abengoa has successfully completed more than 100 projects using project finance. Total investment in these projects exceeds US$20 billion.