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OMS-Sacede, REMONDIS Aqua’s Spanish subsidiary, has been operating in the Spanish water sector since 1979. This successful company employs 100 people and has been part of the REMONDIS Group since 2009, providing water management services for more than one million people living around the country. Over the last few months, OMS has been awarded contracts from a number of new customers, considerably expanding its area of operations.
Based in Barcelona, OMS provides services covering all aspects of water treatment. These include planning and engineering work as well as building and operating facilities for treating wastewater, recycling sewage sludge and recovering energy, both for the public and the private sector.
local residents in Zamora in the north-west of Spain benefit from OMS’ services
REMONDIS Aqua’s subsidiary operates across the whole of the Iberian Peninsula although the majority of its business is in Catalonia, Valencia and Aragón. Most of its large municipal projects are located in these regions, with OMS running a variety of plants for its public sector clients. However, OMS can also, for example, be found in Zamora in the north west of Spain where, as part of a long-term concession model, it carries out wastewater treatment and operates the local sewage network for 130,000 local residents. Moreover, REMONDIS Aqua’s subsidiary manages three of the four wastewater treatment plants in Andorra, the tiny principality found in the Pyrenees.
Treating wastewater and recovering and recycling substances found in the wastewater are two important services offered by the water management sector.
2015 was a particularly successful year as far as acquiring new customers was concerned – both in the public and in the private sector. OMS-SACEDE’s ongoing strategy to strengthen its presence in the industrial sector is paying dividends now. It has, for example, just signed a five-year contract with Gelatines Juncà S.L, one of just a handful of companies in Spain that produce gelatin. OMS has been commissioned to build and operate an ultrafiltration plant to recover 80% of the production wastewater, which will significantly reduce water consumption at the plant.
The next stage of the plan is, at some time in the future, to recover the gelatin from the wastewater – either for reuse or to produce energy. Once again, this project demonstrates perfectly how REMONDIS Aqua and its subsidiary, OMS-SACEDE, are helping its customers in Spain with their state-of-the-art technology and extensive know-how – helping them to make the very most of their wastewater by recovering recyclable materials or using its contents to generate energy.
Daniel Martínez Mustienes, Director General of OMS-SACEDE
Efficient water management is vital in Spain, especially in the south of the country which has a particularly dry climate. And things are no different at Quirante Fruits, a large manufacturer of juice concentrates that primarily supplies customers in the north of Europe, including Lidl and ALDI. Faced with the water shortage at its site in southern Spain, the company had first believed it would not be able to expand its production facilities. Thanks to OMS SACEDE, however, 80% of its wastewater will now be recovered and treated so it can be re-used to produce steam and as a cooling agent. The way is now clear for Quirante Fruits to extend its operations despite the water shortage in the region and without it impacting negatively on the environment.
Water management plays a particularly important role in Spain as the country has such a dry climate.
Both these and other projects once again confirm that OMS SACEDE is one of the most important and most reliable partners for local authorities and industrial businesses in Spain – providing them with innovative water management solutions no matter what their requirements may be.