Collection and transport of waste from various Aigües de Barcelona facilities

Collection and transport of waste from various Aigües de Barcelona facilities

Management service for waste generated in the facilities managed by Aigües de Barcelona.

Metropolitan Integrated Water Cycle Management Company, Aigües de Barcelona
1 year (extendible by 2 years)
Type of service:
Water treatment infrastructures
€260,000 per year (excluding VAT)

The service consists of the removal and transport of sand and sludge waste generated in the facilities managed by the company Aigües de Barcelona: collectors, wastewater treatment plants (WWTP), wastewater pumping stations (WWPS) and the Sant Joan Despí drinking water treatment plant (DWTP).

The waste sand and sludge generated at the facilities managed by Aigües de Barcelona is removed, stored and transported to the waste treatment and/or disposal plants authorised by the Catalan Waste Agency.  
The service begins at treatment plants, water treatment plants, pumping stations and sand siphons, where the material is collected and transported in coordination with the technical services of Aigües de Barcelona, by emptying and changing waste containers. 
In some cases it is necessary to move containers internally to facilitate the overall organisation and logistics. Large containers are used for temporary storage at the Aigües de Barcelona facilities.  
Waste generation from the wastewater treatment cycle is irregular, especially in rainy seasons, which is why a 24-hour, 365-day-a-year emergency service is also included. 

Technical data

· Sant Joan Despí DWTP 
· Prat WWTP 
· Gavà-Viladecans WWTP 
· Vallvidrera WWTP 
· Sant Feliu WWTP 
· Begues WWTP 
· Besòs WWTP 
· Montcada WWTP 
· Interceptor Castelldefels WWPS 
· Badalona WWPS 
· Sant Boi WWPS 
· Zona Franca WWPS 
· Avantport Sud WWPS  
· Avantport Nord WWPS 
· Port of Badalona Levante sand trap 
· Riera Salut headwater sand trap 
· Damex-Port of Barcelona Carrer A sand trap 
· Fontsanta collector siphon 
· Siphon of the old river Llobregat Carrer A collector 
Start of the service:
March 2020 
1 year (extendible by 2 years) 
Annual cost:

€260,000 per year 
Waste collected:
· Sands 
· Sludge 
Human resources:
· 4 drivers 
· 2 drivers to cover on-call duty on bank holidays and weekends  
Material resources:
· 2 hooklift trucks 
· 2 skip lorries 
· 4 dumper trucks 
· 5, 9, 10, 12, 15 and 20 m³ metal mesh skips 
· 32 m³ dumpers 
· Trailer 
· Backup lorries, skips and dumpers