Acciona Picks Up Morocco Drinking Water Treatment Plant Contract

Nov. 28 (Bloomberg) -- Acciona SA’s water unit and the EMT construction group won a 56 million-euro ($72 million) contract for a drinking water treatment plant to improve potable water supplies in the Rabat-Casablanca region.

Acciona Agua said today that its first water contract in Morocco, about 30 kilometers (19 miles) from Rabat in Oum Azza, will boost its operations in the North African nation and help supply fresh water to an area of 5 million inhabitants.

The Alcobendas, Spain-based company said construction will take about 27 months. Acciona Agua’s other Africa contract was to build a desalination plant in Fouka, Algiers, which became fully operational in July.

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