Aqualia reinforces position in Mexico with new contract to upgrade supply network in Los Cabos, the main tourist resort in Baja California

De izda. a dcha: Sergio Ferrer, Dir. Jurídico del Oomsapas (Cliente); David Diez, Director Aqualia México; Arturo Sandoval, Dir, del Oomsapas y Carlos Puente Dir. de Agua, Medio ambiente y Energía de Banobras.

The contract, awarded in the form of a public-private partnership within the Global Management Improvement (MIG) scheme, requires the provision of a continuous drinking water service (24/7) and the improvement of supply network efficiency levels in the municipality of Los Cabos. The tender submitted by Aqualia was rated the best by the Contracting Authority, from both a technical perspective, where it obtained the maximum score (100 points), and an economic perspective. The contract has a duration of 10 years. The execution of the tasks envisaged will improve the conditions of the service received by more than 200,000 citizens, for whom supply is currently running at less than 10 hours/week. It will also contribute substantially to the further development of the area, one of Mexico’s most important tourist destinations. 49% of the planned investment of around 30 million dollars (about 600 million pesos) will be financed by Banobras (Banco Nacional de Obras y Servicios Públicos), Mexico’s national public works and services bank.

Aqualia has been awarded the contract for the global upgrading of the Los Cabos supply network in Baja California Sur (Mexico). The contract, which provides a portfolio of 50 million dollars, envisages total investment of 30 million dollars (around 600 million pesos) and includes upgrading and provision of equipment, as well as operation and maintenance of water supply infrastructures over the next ten years. The project will be carried out in public-private partnership with the municipal water system operator, Organismo Operador Municipal del Sistema de Agua Potable (OOMSAPAS Los Cabos), under the Global Management Improvement (MIG) scheme.  

The Mexican Government, through Banobras (Banco Nacional de Obras y Servicios Públicos), will finance 49% of the total investment in the project, while the remainder will be financed by Aqualia, in accordance with the tender conditions.  

Los Cabos is one of five municipalities in the State of Baja California Sur, and is located at the southern tip of the Baja California Peninsula. The 33 kilometres of coastline between San José del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas make up one of Mexico’s main tourist destinations. Continuous water supply in the area is currently no more than 10 hours per week, so this project will mean a substantial change and improvement to the living conditions of the more than 200,000 citizens, as well as a boost to economic activity in the municipality.