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Water shortages affect nearly half the world population and it is estimated that this figure will increase with global warming. Also, 844 million people do not have access to a drinking water service and 2.3 billion have no basic sanitation service, which causes 2.6 million deaths a year due to diseases related to water quality.


Water infrastructure investment needed by 2040

Water infrastructures

Guaranteeing access to water and its sustainable management

ACCIONA has positioned itself as a key player in the water treatment sector. Its innovative management seeks to resolve the challenges with respect to the shortage of water resources.

The company maintains a presence in all the stages that make up the end-to-end water life cycle, from the construction of water treatment plants (purification of drinking water, desalination and sewage treatment) to the operation and maintenance of distribution and sewage networks and other services related to the sustainable management of this resource.

ACCIONA has consolidated itself as a benchmark in the market driving technologlical applications and digitization in the sector. It is focusing its activity in the short and medium term on optimizing water charges, reducing the delivery periods for large projects, and increasing demand for its end-to-end management services.

Our positive impact on society


Total volume of water treated


Of water treated in countries suffering from shortages


People supplied over the company's lifetime

Volume of water treated

16million people
Estimated equivalent consumption

Where we are contributing to solve this challenge

  • North America
  • Central and South America
  • Europe
  • Asia and Oceania
  • Africa

Flagship water projects


Ras Abu Fontas - A3 - desalination plant

ACCIONA has been awarded the construction and operation during 10 years of this desalination plant in Qatar, which has a daily capacity of 164,000 m3 and is based on reverse osmosis technology, making possible the supply of desalinated water to communities with the greatest difficulties accessing fresh water.

  • Capacity: 164,000 m3/day
  • Contribution to GDP: €87M
  • Job creation: 4,345 jobs, equivalent to full time for one year
  • Emissions avoided per year: 296,905 tonnes of CO2
  • People supplied: 1 million inhabitants

Boca del Rio integrated water management

ACCIONA has consolidated itself as a benchmark in the market driving technological applications and digitization in the sector. The contract for end-to-end water management in the municipality of Boca del Rio is proof of this. Here it has improved the technical efficiency of the networks, reducing the previous high water loss from the system and, consequently, the environmental impact. The company is also tasked with managing the supply and distribution of drinking water and the operation of the sewer network and treatment of sewage water.

  • Customer service based on constant information and transparency helped by ICT
  • Water managed: 20,600,250 m3
  • 150,000 people benefit
  • Customers registered for service: 50,000

Kawana Wastewater Treatment Plant

ACCIONA, in its fight against climate change, seeks innovative ways of reducing as far as possible CO2 emissions and the unnecessary use of natural resources. Kawana wastewater treatment plant, in the state of Queensland, is an example of these principles and our innovating spirit. Proof of this is the installation of a new wastewater treatment process, the Biomass Fluidized Bed Reactor, which permits the reduction of its carbon footprint and contributes to the project's sustainability.

  • Expansion of treatment capacity: 90,000 to 200,000 people

Lions Gate wastewater treatment plant

The contract includes the design, construction and financing of the new Lions Gate plant, which disposes of secondary treatment and energy recovery facilities. The new plant incorporates solutions for energy efficiency and recovery, conservation and re-use of water, in situ management of rainwater and measures for minimizing the generation of waste. Also, the biogas generated from the treatment of the sewage water will be used to generate electricity for operating the plant and warming the buildings.

  • Treatment capacity: 102 million liters/day
  • 320 million liters daily at times of heavy rain
  • Equivalent of 600,000 people
  • The current plant will be dismantled and the land returned to the Squamish Nation (an indigenous people of the region)
  • It will have spaces for community and educational activities

Shuqaiq 3 desalination plant

Located in the south-east of the country, on the Red Sea, in 2021 this will be one of the biggest desalination plants in Saudi Arabia. This project offers one of the most competitive desalinated water tariffs in the world and forms part of Saudi Arabia's program to transform and modernize the water sector through the renovation of its facilities for the production of fresh water, adapting them to the most modern international quality and efficiency standards.

  • Capacity: 450,000 m3/day
  • 2 million inhabitants supplied

The project's social measures include academic and practical courses for the area's citizens, to promote the training of professionals for the water sector during the first years of the plant's operation.

Projects unique to Egypt

Egypt is one of the countries where lack of water and sanitation are a constant problem. ACCIONA has several drinking water plants in the country that ensure clean water for approximately 5 million people:

  • Almerya: 200,000 m3/día
  • Rod el Farag: 100,224 3/día
  • Mostorod: 110,000 m3/día
  • North Helwan I and II: 100,000 m3/día

ACCIONA also has wastewater treatment plants which serve approximately 9.75 million people:

  • Abnoub & el Fath: 80,000 m3
  • Kattaneya: 100,000 m3
  • Gabal el Asfar: 2,500,000 m3

In addition, ACCIONA has been responsible for water collection, transport, purification and storage in New Cairo since 2017.

Our commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals

Guarantee the availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all
  • The challenge
  • The solution
  • Volume of water treated
  • In the world
  • Emblematic projects
  • Sustainable Development Goals