Sacyr's affiliate Sacyr Agua has begun operating four complete water cycle management companies in Chile. The projected business portfolio exceeds 500 million euros, with a staff of some 200 employees. Sacyr Agua acquired the companies in February and has now begun management operations after successfully going through the customary process for transactions of this kind, including notifying the regulatory and competition authorities. The managed services include raw water catchment, supplying drinking water, and collecting and treating wastewater in the Metropolitan Region by the companies Aguas Chacabuco (Colina), Aguas Lampa, and Aguas Santiago (Lo Barnechea, Valle Escondido, Los Álamos, and Pan de Azúcar). In all, the utilities will serve a population of over 150,000 inhabitants. In addition, there is Aguas del Norte, a company located in the Antofagasta Region that offers water supply and water treatment services to large customers. Sacyr's long experience in water management and treatment will help raise levels of service efficiency in Chile and will make possible innovative solutions for sustainable development of the water industry. With this transaction Sacyr has expanded its engagement in Chile, where it is one of the main private investors in the country's transportation infrastructure. It also offers facility services and infrastructure maintenance.
Sacyr Agua is engaged in water cycle management in the form of both public concessions and private initiatives and operates and maintains plants of all kinds (waterworks, purification plants, desalination plants, tertiary treatment and reuse, industrial treatment, etc.). It operates in five countries (Spain, Chile, Australia, Oman, and Algeria).
It performs complete water cycle management (supply and sanitation), providing service to more than 1.3 million people in Spain, and it is the 11th-ranked company worldwide in terms of desalinated water capacity. It operates plants with a combined production of over 2.2 million m3/day and supplies over 14.6 million people.