Abengoa SA, a Spain-based applier of technology solutions for sustainability in the energy and environment sectors, has begun construction work on $125 million Nungua desalination plant in Ghana.
The desalination plant will have a capacity to produce 60,000 cubic metres per day using reverse osmosis technology. Abengoa will be responsible for the design and construction of the plant, as well as, its subsequent maintenance and operation for a period 25 years.
The project is expected to complete by the end of 2013 and will create some 400 direct and indirect jobs. The plant will enable drinking water to be supplied to more than 500,000 residents in the towns of Teshie, Nungua and Tema.
Abengoa stated that the project will increase the company's installed water desalination capacity to nearly 1,200,000 cubic metres per day, sufficient to supply drinking water to more than 7.6 million people.