The wastewater project involves construction and operation of the new facilities for a concession period of 20 years. The project, which will serve 70.000 people, will process the wastewater from Utebo, La Joyosa, Pinseque, Sobradiel, Torres de Berrellén and Zaragoza (Casetas, Garrapinillos y Villarrapa).
The total project investment is estimated at €61 million (US$66.8 million).
The project is scheduled to be operational by April 2018.
The contract had been awarded to Aqualia (FCC Group) on December 3rd, 2007. Aqualia carried out the design of the construction project but it did not start the construction works. The concession contract with Aqualia was later terminated on October 3rd, 2013.
Cadagua also has many WWTP management contracts, such as Sur and Rejas (Madrid), Bens (Coruña), Paterna-Fuente del Jarro (Valencia), Pilar de la Horadada (Alicante), Vilaseca-Salou (Tarragona), Rioja Alta-Najerilla and Yalde (La Rioja). Cadagua currently operates 130 treatment plants providing service to a population of 10.5 million people.
Located in northeastern Spain, the Aragonese autonomous community comprises three provinces (from north to south): Huesca, Zaragoza, and Teruel. It has a population of about 1.35 million inhabitants. Aragon's northern province of Huesca borders France and is positioned in the middle of the Pyrenees.