Joint venture with ACCIONA to monitor water resources in the Guadalquivir river basin with budget of € 8.4 million
- November 30, 2020
- Posted by: Lyn Wilson
- Category: Corporate, Tenders and Contracts, Water Issues, Europe
ACCIONA Spanish multinational company committed to the development and management of infrastructure and renewable energy, has been awarded the contract for the maintenance and conservation of the Automatic Water Information Networks (SAIH-SAICA-ROEA) of the Guadalquivir Water Board (CHG).
The contract is through a joint venture with European conglomerate Schneider Electric and Solutia and is for a period of two years which could be extended to a further two. The budget for the project is €8.4 million.
The Guadalquivir Water Board is a public body reporting to the Ministry for Ecological Transition and Demographic Challenge. CHG is responsible for the back to back management of the water resources in the Guadalquivir river basin.
SAIH are in control of providing real-time information on the river basin preventing adverse situations in the event of drought or flooding and dispatch early warnings to the civil protection bodies.
The system’s Data Processing Centre, based in Seville monitors the main variables that affect the operation of the river basin at more than 220 control points. This includes hydrometeorological data (rainfall, temperature or humidity) and quality control of the water (level and flow rate).
The key objective of the project is to maintain, conserve, extend and improve the installations that constitute the Water Information Networks of the Guadalquivir Water Board in order to attain greater efficiency and sustainability.