Press release

Lantania receives prize at 2022 Potencia Awards for Nerja Wastewater Treatment Plant

  • Project hailed in the Tunnels and Underground Works category

Madrid, 27 June 2022. Lantania was awarded in the 16th edition of the Potencia de Maquinaria de OP e Infraestructuras Awards [The Public Works Machinery and Infrastructure Powerhouse Awards] in the 2022 Works and Projects Section for the construction of the Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) in Nerja (Málaga). The plant, which was delivered to the Ministry for the Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge last October, was commended by the jury in the category of Tunnels and Underground Works.

The awards, organised by Potencia magazine, and its publishing company TPI, recognise the quality and innovative efforts of Spanish construction and engineering companies in the design and implementation of major projects. The awards ceremony took place last Thursday in Madrid and was attended by more than 200 representatives of companies and major industry associations. The manager of Vallor Equipamientos, Óscar Savall, presented the award to Lantania’s president, Federico Ávila, and the company’s general manager of Infrastructures and Building, José Alberto Carrasco.

The Nerja treatment plant is designed to treat a pollutant load of up to 125,000 equivalent inhabitants. Furthermore, part of the water can be reused for quality urban uses, services or agriculture through tertiary treatment. The infrastructure is located on the Fuente del Badén stream and occupies an area of almost 29,000 square meters. It is located within a building that is integrated into its surroundings, with one building for the water line and another for the sludge line.

Lantania was in charge of completing the works for the WWTP and the interceptor sewers, pumping stations and underwater outfall. The works carried out in the project were the construction of a WWTP for 25,000 cubic meters of wastewater per day as well as the improvement of the network of collectors and pumping stations to carry the wastewater to the WWTP. Further works carried out included the construction of a treated water outfall with both a land and underwater section.

See on Lantania’s Youtube channel: Wastewater Treatment Plant Works in Nerja (Málaga)