Aqualia shortlisted for Water Company of the Year 2022
Aqualia has recently been shortlisted for the Water Company of the Year award, the top category of the Global Water Awards 2022, awarded by the British communications platform Global Water Intelligence during the Global Water Summit, which will be held between 16 and 18 May in Madrid.
The top category in which Aqualia is nominated recognises the company's achievements over the past year and its contributions to the development of the water sector worldwide.
In the same awards, the company has also been included in the shortlist of the Net Zero Carbon Champion category, for our global decarbonisation strategy through numerous R&D projects and its recently presented 2021-2023Strategic Sustainability Plan, focused on reducing consumption, creating alliances, and developing technology.
2021, an exceptional year for Aqualia
In a context of crisis derived from the pandemic, Aqualia has managed to reach a renewal rate of almost 100% in its national concessions. Among the projects obtained in this financial year, the renewal of the contracts of Vigo and Salamanca stands out. The has also renewed agreements with public operators such as the Bilbao-Bizkaia Water Consortium (CABB), which provides drinking water and sanitation services to nearly 1 million people in the Basque Country.
In the international scene, the company maintained and even accelerated the accelerated the growth rate of previous years. The award of three contracts to manage water for 90,000 inhabitants near Paris, the acquisition of 80% of GGU, which operates the water cycle for 1.4 million people in Tbilisi (Georgia) and the award of the O&M contract for the water facilities in the Jizan Industrial Area (Saudi Arabia) are some of the company's most important movements in 2021.
The good pace of construction of the mega infrastructures in which the company is involved, such as the Abu Rawash WWTP in Cairo, the desalination plant in Guaymas SWRO (Mexico) and the El Salitre WWTP in Bogota - which was commissioned at the end of 2021 - confirms the reinforcement of its leadership position and Aqualia's reliability in all stages of the end-to-end water cycle.