Tender launched for wastewater concession in Santa Catarina state

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Tender launched for wastewater concession in Santa Catarina state The town of Penha in the state of Santa Catarina (Brazil) has issued a tender process for a water & wastewater concession.

The public-private partnership (PPP) project involves the provision of potable water and wastewater treatment services for the town of Penha. The concession contract is for a period of 35 years. The facilities will be designed for a population of 122,166 inhabitants.

The total project investment is estimated at about R$186 million (US$81.6 million).  According to the city estimate, the concessionaire will earn about R$1.5 billion (US$658 million) during the 35 years concession contract.

Currently the town has not wastewater coverage, and about 90% of potable water supply coverage. The project aims to increase the both coverage to achieve 100% by the end of the concession.

Questions about the tender process are available until September 2nd this year. Interested parties must submit their proposals on 12 September 2014.

Penha, with a total area of 62 km², is located in the South region of Brazil 87 km south of Curitiba. 

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