Network extension contract worth €395m in Spain awarded to Agbar

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Following a public tender, the Spanish government of Navarre has contracted Agbar a contract to extend the Navarra Canal irrigation network.

SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT subsidiary Agbar in Spain was awarded the contract worth €395 million through the consortium formed with OHL (Obrascon Huarte Lain, a Spanish international public works group) consisting of a €265 million building component and a 30-year €130 million operating component.

The contract will include building 429 km of additional network to irrigate and modernise the existing irrigation of 15,275 ha of agricultural land spread across 15 municipalities.

One aim of the large scale project will allow the long-term development of farming and provide access to cheaper water at a lower energy cost to existing irrigated areas.

This contract includes the construction, management and operation of this extension of the Navarre Canal irrigation system for 30 years.

The project includes the construction of 429 km of irrigation network fed from the Arga-Ega section of the Navarre Canal, which is itself supplied by the Itoiz, dam implemented in 2003, and the construction of a drainage system to irrigate the new areas.

The first stage of the work will begin in November 2014 and will end in 2018.

The next stage will be running the irrigation system, including maintenance and optimisation using smart management systems to control it remotely.

It is hoped it will contribute to the development and increased productivity of Navarre’s agriculture by irrigating new areas (60% of the total land area covered by the project).

According to Juan Luis Sánchez de Muniáin, vice president of the Navarra Government, this project represents the largest public bid tender in Navarra in recent years and “maybe even in all Spain”.

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