The Spanish Regional Government of Castilla-La Mancha, one of the largest Spanish Regions, will launch soon a 600 million euros Water Treatment Plan in order to eliminate all wastewater problems in the region.
The Regional Government has drawn an ambitious program in order to develop almost 600 water treatment plants within the next years. The program´s main goal is to ensure full compliance with the European regulations on wastewater management for which Spain has received several calls for attention. The Regional Water Agency of Castilla-La Mancha will lead the program development using the PPP model.
The Agency plan is that the vast majority of the funds will come from the private sector while the public sector will deploy the Feder funds assigned to that effect.
In order to attract private investor’s interests, it is expected that the projects will be bundled in 10 lots. Furthermore there will be a restriction on the maximum number of lots any bidder can be awarded (two lots maximum). The procurement process will be launched in 2018 with the goal to start construction works in 2019 and have operational facilities by 2022.