Abengoa (MCE: ABG.B/P SM /NASDAQ: ABGB), the international company that applies innovative technology solutions for sustainability in the energy and environment sectors, has completed the construction of the project to supply drinking water from Xangongo to Ondjiva in the province of Cunene, southern Angola.
The project involved construction of a plant with a capacity to treat 16.3 Ml of water per day. The company was also responsible for laying 100 km of pipelines that will transport the water from the River Cunene to the plant.
These works form part of the cross-border master plan with neighboring Namibia launched by the Angolan Ministry of Energy and Water to supply water to the northern part of Namibia in southern Africa. The plant is expected to resolve the problem of supplying continuous and safe drinking water to a large part of Cunene province, benefiting approximately 250,000 people.
Thanks this initiative, Abengoa is contributing to the development of regions with major shortages of this vital and basic resource, ensuring the availability of drinking water for the region’s population and improving their hygiene and sanitation conditions.
The new treatment plant will consolidate Abengoa’s international leadership position for developing water project around the world. The company is currently working on two aqueducts in Mexico and Chile, three desalination plants using reverse osmosis technology in Algeria, Ghana and Oman, and a drinking water plant in Sri Lanka. It also operates various desalination and water treatment plants in China, India, Algeria and Spain. In total, the company has infrastructures that enable it to produce more than two million cubic meters of drinking water a day, supplying more than ten million people.
Abengoa (MCE: ABG.B/P SM /NASDAQ: ABGB) applies innovative technology solutions for sustainability in the energy and environment sectors, generating electricity from renewable resources, converting biomass into biofuels and producing drinking water from sea water. (www.abengoa.com).