ACCIONA awarded end-to-end water management contract in Boca del Río, Mexico, worth 800 million euros

It will serve the municipality of Boca del Río, in the Greater Veracruz area, with a population of 150,000, for a period of 30 years. ACCIONA Agua will invest 100 million euros in the concession, more than 80 million of which will be allocated to upgrading water infrastructures.

ACCIONA Agua has been awarded the end-to-end water management service for the municipality of Boca del Río, in the Veracruz metropolitan area in southeast Mexico, for a period of 30 years.

Under the contract, amounting to approximately 800 million euros, ACCIONA Agua will manage the provision and distribution of drinking water, operate the sewers and waste water treatment facilities, and manage over 50,000 customers.

The object of the contract is to enhance delivery of drinking water by improving service continuity and the amount and quality of the water that is supplied. ACCIONA Agua will invest 100 million euros in the concession, more than 80 million of which will be allocated to upgrading water infrastructure.

Another notable feature of the contract is an improvement in network efficiency to reduce the sizeable water losses arising in the system, thereby enhancing the environmental impact.

Customer management will involve a transparent round-the-clock information service backed by state-of-the-art computing and communication technologies.

The contract will be managed by a joint venture — Compañía de Agua de Boca (CAB) — comprising the Boca del Río city government (2%), ACCIONA Agua (69%) and Malibran (29%), with ACCIONA Agua acting as technology partner.