News | February 23, 2018

Sacyr Will Design, Build And Manage A Water Treatment Plant For Agricultural Purposes In Australia For 85 Million Euros

The project, located in South Australia, will enable a new agricultural development for the export of greenhouse products.

SA Water Corporation, a public company belonging to the South Australia Government, has awarded Sacyr the design, construction and management of a high tech tertiary water treatment plant for agricultural purposes in the north of Adelaide (Australia). The project, which will be developed in phases, has a total amount of 133.4 million Australian dollars (around 85 million euros).

The EPC project, awarded to Sacyr Industrial in a 50% consortium with the Australian company Leed Engineering and Construction, includes the infrastructure necessary for the distribution of water for agricultural purposes and includes the possibility of adapting the plant to include reverse osmosis technology. The plant will have a production capacity of up to 12 hectometres per year.

Latest technological advances
The facility, designed with the latest water industry technological advances, will treat and recycle the effluent from the treatment plant located in Bolivar, and will distribute the treated water through a 22-kilometre pipeline.

In addition, Sacyr, through its subsidiary specialised in the water management cycle, Valoriza Agua, will operate the facilities for a minimum period of five years.

Detailed engineering work has already begun and the plant is scheduled to start operating and supplying water to agricultural customers by the end of 2019.

This ambitious project by the South Australia Government will enable a new agricultural development with high water use possibilities in the region that will favour a strong boost to the export of greenhouse products based on the latest technologies. More information at

Three projects in Australia
Sacyr already runs projects in three Australian states: in Binningup (Western Australia) it designed, built and currently manages the reverse osmosis seawater desalination plant which generates 306,000 m3/day of drinking water, covering 34% of the demand of Perth.

Also in Western Australia, Sacyr has built Newman's new drinking water treatment plant, for the mining company BHP Billiton.

In Melbourne (State of Victoria), it is building the mechanical and biological urban organic waste treatment plant of Dandenong South (Melbourne) which will treat organic waste from selective collection during a 15 year exploitation period. Installation will have a capacity of 100,000 tons/year and will serve a population of 1.2 million inhabitants in Melbourne’s south-east metropolitan district.