The winning bidder for the contract to construct Nerja’s new water treatment plant has been announced after the lengthy tender process.
The consortium Isolux-Corsan-Corviam tendered the lowest bid for the project, out of the 14 different proposals, at just over €19 million. This bid was €3M less than the next cheapest rival.
The consortium now have three months to provide the final draft of the project for approval by the Environment Ministry, at which point construction work can start.
The funding for the first year of the project has already been allocated in Spain’s national budget for 2013.
The plant has to be operational by 2015 which is the deadline set by the European Union. In addition to the treatment plant itself, the planned works includes a network of collectors, outfalls and pumping stations. The plant will have a capacity of between 25,000 and 30,000 cubic meters per day and will allow the reuse of wastewater for irrigation of 20,000 cubic meters. The infrastructure will serve more than 100,000 inhabitants.