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Suez wins €53m contract to revamp El Salvador drinking water treatment plant

Published 15 February 2018

French-based utility company Suez has secured a €53m contract from the El Salvadoran National Administration of Water Management and Wastewater Treatment Services (ANDA) to renovate the Las Pavas drinking water production plant in San Pablo Tacachico, El Salvador.

The treatment plant, located 40km from the capital, supplies drinking water to the inhabitants of the San Salvador metropolitan region.

The renovation of the plant and the modernisation of its equipment are required to meet the water needs of the region’s 1.6 million inhabitants.

The work, which will last 24 months, will allow production capacity to increase to 3.0m3/s1 and secure the water supply for the population. This project is supporting population growth and contributing to the economic development of one of the country's most dynamic regions.

Furthermore, this project reflects the strengthened cooperation between France and El Salvador, as the contract is eligible for the financial cooperation protocol entered into by the French and El Salvadoran governments.

Suez Latin America CEO and Industrial Markets & Key Accounts executive vice president Ana Giros Calpe said: "We are delighted to be able to put Suez's expertise and know-how at El Salvador’s service for the management and optimisation of water resources. This is Suez’s first project in this country and a new stage in our sustainable growth strategy in Central America."

Suez has been present in Latin America for 80 years, and 20 years in Central America. The Group has supported the development of cities such as Panama and Cartagena de Indias.

More specifically, it built Panama's first wastewater treatment plant, as well as a considerable number of drinking water treatment units in Caribbean island areas.

To date, nearly three million people have benefited from the Group's wastewater treatment services throughout Central America, the Caribbean and Colombia.

Source: Company Press Release