Press release

Lantania to carry out the extension and improvement of the Almansa WWTP for €8.6 million


  •  The drafting of the project and carrying out of the work is expected to be completed in 31 months

Madrid, 30th December 2020. The Ministry for Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge (Miteco) has awarded Lantania, in a temporary joint venture with CHM Obras e Infraestructuras, the extension and improvement of the Almansa Wastewater Treatment Plant in Albacete. The contract is worth €8.6 million including tax. The works, designed to serve 63,480 equivalent inhabitants, are intended to meet the treatment needs of the wastewater generated in the city of Almansa and the El Mugrón industrial estate.

The total time foreseen for the drafting of the project and its execution is 31 months. The actions planned include the installation of appropriate purification systems for the elimination of nutrients and tertiary treatment, as well as the improvement of existing facilities. The works will also make it possible to obtain treated water of such quality that it will be suitable for irrigation.

The Almansa WWTP dates back to 1991 and was built as an extension and reform of the existing treatment system from the early 1970s. Currently, the treatment plant is not able to properly treat the incoming water due to the increase in flow, the pollution load and the state of the infrastructure. The WWTP treats wastewater flows from the city and the El Mugrón industrial estate.

These works are co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) 2014-2020 as part of Spain’s Multi-Regional Operational Programme (MOP), contributing to the conservation of the environment and cultural heritage.

About Lantania

The Lantania Group builds large transport, water and energy infrastructures to improve the quality of life and build a cleaner, more sustainable world. The company will close the year with a portfolio of work in progress made up of €350 million and assets of more than €80 million. The extension of the A-66 La Plata motorway (Asturias), the bridge over the river Genil in Huétor-Tajar (Granada), the extension of the Guadalajara Hospital, the conservation of the runways at the Adolfo Suárez – Madrid Barajas Airport and the electrification of the first section of the AVE rail track to Extremadura, are some of its most outstanding projects.