Acciona is awarded the contract for the supply of clean electricity to Acuamed
Madrid, Spain - For the second year running Acciona has been awarded the contract for the supply of electricity to all the desalination/water treatment plants and other installations managed by the publicly-owned company Aguas de la Cuencas Mediterráneas (Acuamed).
The contract is for one year from July 2012, with an estimated budget of 24.9 million euros. As a result of the award, Acciona will guarantee the supply of electricity to all Acuamed's infrastructures through its subsidiary Acciona Green Energy Developments. This includes the desalination/water treatment plants and transport and distribution infrastructures -either in service or at an advanced stage of execution that will enter service during the contract period- and the company's offices in Madrid (head office), Valencia, Murcia, Almeria, Malaga and Tarragona. Acuamed belongs to the Spanish Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment.
The contract covers around 150 supply points with a total installed capacity of 227 megawatts (MW) and an estimated annual consumption of 374 gigawatt-hours (GWh). This represents an increase of around 27% on the consumption estimated for the previous contract. Among the major infrastructures covered by this contract are the desalination plants at Carboneras and Bajo Almanzora (Almeria), Torrevieja (Alicante), Águilas and Valdelentisco (Murcia), together with the denitrification plant at La Eliana (Valencia) and Acuamed's head offices in Madrid. 100% of the energy contracted to Acciona will come from renewable energy sources, with guarantee of origin certificates issued by the Spanish National Energy Commission (CNE). This aspect was positively considered during the evaluation of the offers presented in the tender.