Tedagua and BALTEN sign contract for maintenance of Tenerife Reuse and Desalination System

Tedagua y BALTEN firman el contrato de mantenimiento para el Sistema de Reutilización y Desalación de la Isla de Tenerife

The contract covers the operation, maintenance and conservation of the facilities that make up the Reuse and Desalination System of the island of Tenerife. The main facilities associated with this new contract include a 32,000 m3/day tertiary treatment system and three desalination plants with the capacity to produce 4,000, 8,000 and 12,000 m3/day reclaimed water respectively.

Local public company Balsas de Tenerife (BALTEN) has once again entrusted the Tedagua-led consortium made up of Tedagua and Syocsa-Inarsa with the operation, maintenance and conservation of the facilities that make up the Reuse and Desalination System of the island of Tenerife. The contract, which has a budget of over six million euros, will initially have a duration of three years.  

The facilities of which the system is composed are located at the vertices of the island of Tenerife, the location of a wastewater reclamation system that features some of the most innovative technologies in the reuse and desalination market. This system guarantees the supply to agriculture and tourism in one of the most outstanding locations in the Canary Islands.

With distances between facilities of up to 90 km, correct planning of the service is one of the major challenges associated with the contract. This will require balanced staffing to enable important synergies in the areas of filtering, desalination, lifting and transport.  

The facilities associated with this new contract include a 32,000 m3/day tertiary treatment system, a number of regulating tanks with a capacity of 15,000 m3 and a network of gravity-driven and pressurised piping systems of more than 80 km. The scope of the services will also include three pumping stations and three desalination plants with the capacity to produce 4,000, 8,000 and 12,000 m3/day of reclaimed water respectively.

The cutting-edge technologies implemented for data management and remote control will constitute a powerful tool for integrated, holistic operation of the Reuse and Desalination System of the island of Tenerife and enable the system to adapt to the needs of the 21st century.

Tedagua has thus renewed what is one of the most significant infrastructure operation service contracts in the water market. The new contract reinforces the company’s presence in the Canary Islands, where it has been established since its foundation in 1983. This has been the scene of very notable projects for the company, such as the water supply to La Palma in the aftermath of the volcano and the desalination plant associated with the Chira Soria reversible hydroelectric power plant.