FCC wins contracts for construction of hydroelectric power plant and sewerage pipeline in Costa Rica

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FCC has further strengthened its presence in Costa Rica with two new contracts. The company will build a hydroelectric plant for Italian multinational Enel Green Power, and a sewer in the capital, San José. The two projects together are worth over 70 million euro, doubling FCC’s backlog in Costa Rica.
The 50 MW hydroelectric plant will be built in the town of Chucás, around 50 kilometres west of San José. It includes the construction of a dam more than 50 metres high and 230 metres long, to create a reservoir with a capacity of 190,000 cubic metres of water, equivalent to the water consumed by a town of 3,000.
FCC will also build a spillway, access roads to the new plant and a new bridge over the reservoir as part of this project, which is expected to be completed in May 2015.
Under the second contract, FCC’s infrastructure area will also build a sewer in San José’s metropolitan area for the Costa Rican Institute of Aqueducts and Sewers.
This project is part of the environmental improvement plan for the greater San José area. The sewer will be more than 3 kilometres long and, once the wastewater treatment project envisioned in the Plan is complete, it will have a capacity of over 7 litres of water per second, serving more than a million people.
The sewer will be built on the right bank of the Torres River, on the outskirts of the city, and connect with the nearby Los Tajos treatment plant. The execution period for this project is 10 months.