Water Company of the Year Award in 2013. (Global Water Intelligence).
The award recognizes ACCIONA Agua as the company that made the most important contribution towards the sector's international development in 2012. The award acknowledges the company's merits during 2012 and its contribution to international water industry development. It is worth mentioning that a great part of this award comes from achieving excellence in O&M performance in water and wastewater plants.
Desalination Plant of the Year in 2013. (Global Water Intelligence). Awarded to Adelaide Plant.
The Adelaide plant, operated and maintained by ACCIONA Agua, has been recognized as one of the best managed desalination plants in the world. The plant uses microfiltration in pretreatment and Reverse Osmosis in seawater.
Water Deal of the Year in 2012. (Global Water Intelligence). Award for Mundaring WWTP.
The Mundaring financing was a significant procurement milestone for the Water Corporation, marking the first privately financed water project ever undertaken in Western Australia.
The project is an A$300 million (US$305 million) financing package to support the construction of the 165,000 m3/d Mundaring water treatment plant in Western Australia. The plant’s capacity is expandable to 240,000 m3/d.
Desalination Plant of the Year in 2011 (Global Water Intelligence) Award for Beckton Plant.
Beckton’s Desal Plant through reverse osmosis project has redefined the boundaries of what is possible using RO technology. The plant features the world’s first four-stage RO process, resulting in an 85% recovery rate.
The project is the only facility of its kind in the UK, and obtains its entire power requirement from renewable energy generated onsite from biofuels, the first large-scale membrane plant in the world to do so.
Water Deal of the Year in 2011 (Global Water Intelligence) Award for Atotonilco WWTP (2011).
Putting together the financing for the biggest wastewater treatment plant in the world was never going to be an easy task. Given the number of parties involved, the fact that the project reached financial close just seven months after contract signing underlines the commitment of all the parties concerned, and the urgency of the wastewater treatment needs faced by Mexico City.
The plant will treat up to 60% of Mexico City’s wastewater flows, emitting the treated effluent into irrigation channels for local farmers to use free of charge. More than 90% of Mexico City’s wastewater is currently piped north to Hidalgo state to be used untreated for alfalfa irrigation, which poses serious health and environmental problems.
ACCIONA Agua has been named World Water Company of the Year by Global Water Intelligence magazine, the sector's most prestigious publication.
The distinction recognizes ACCIONA Agua as the company that made the most important contribution towards the sector's international development in 2009; it also comes as recognition of ACCIONA's strategy in this activity.
The desalination plant owned by Thames Water and which Acciona has constructed jointly with Interserve by the Thames River Estuary, was voted the Most Sustainable Project at the Annual Ceremony of the Global Water Intelligence (GWI) which took place in Zurich. The award is given to the project or company showing the best social, environmental and financial contribution of 2008.
In this edition, ACCIONA Agua was the only Spanish company nominated for these awards.
The desalination plant in Tampa, in the state of Florida (United States), launched in January by ACCIONA Agua and its partner American Water, was awarded as the best of the year in recognition of the most representative technological advancement in the desalination industry in 2007.
In the 2007 edition, ACCIONA Agua was selected as the Best Desalination Company.
In this category, the accolade was awarded to the desalination company that had made the greatest contribution to the desalination industry in 2006. Similarly, the desalination plant of Torrevieja won the Silver Prize in the Best Desalination Project category of the year and the desalination plant of Cartagena (phases I and II) was also awarded the Silver Prize in the Best Desalination Plant of the year.