Bluegold is going to be in charge of the design, construction and commissioning of the water treatment plant needed for the cogeneration power plant that Iberdrola & GE are building in San Juan del Río (Queretaro), Mexico

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GE Energy together with Iberdrola Energía México have put their trust on BlueGold Desalación S.L. to Design, build, supply and commissioning of a water treatment plant for the cogeneration power plant that they are building in San Juan del Rio (Queretaro), Mexico.

The water treatment plant designed by BlueGold is will consist of a first pre-filtration stage using multimedia filters, followed by a deionization stage with EDI cells to produce water for the steam boilers.

San Juan del Rio’s power plant is going to produce up to 100 Mega Watts of energy and self-consuming steam. This capacity will be enough to provision more than 500.000 Mexican houses with energy.

By the acquisition of this engineering project, Bluegold Desalación S.L. keeps expanding its global business area and strengthens its presence in America with the continuous objective of keeping expanding and developing new projects all around the globe.

17 Entities from the civil society have denounced in the congress the actual water policy, “it is still dominated by approaches based on profitability, incompatible with 21st century regulations and too susceptible to cronyism and corrupt practices”. This collective proposes a list of modifications in the regulation to be applied during the next parliamentary term to redirect the sector towards “the natural, social and cultural values of water therefore to lay the foundations for a real sustainable usage of this natural resource”.

In the document handed in the parliament, a diverse amount of local groups, recreational and environmental entities, scientific organizations, citizen platforms claim for a number of reforms in the regulation, policy, management and water entities that are divided in two groups.

The first group includes a number of urgent actions to be implemented at the beginning of the next parliamentary term. The second group lists a number of broader scope actions to be implemented along the whole period of the next parliamentary term.

Between the urgent actions we can find the following:

  • Recognize the human right to obtain water in Spain.
  • Limit the trade of the rights of usage of water and condition it to be used with transparency, sustainability and public interest.
  • Revise the memorandum of the Tajo-Segura rivers transfer and establish the roadmap to reduce the dependency and environmental impacts of these water transfers.
  • Dissolve the water state companies and give the jurisdictions back to the public administration.
  • Establish a policy to refund the cost of water so that it promotes the efficient usage of water.
  • Promote actions to encourage the natural  water values as:
    • Check the flow regimens.
    • Reactivate the national initiative of restoring rivers.
    • Promote green and ecological infrastructures as an alternative to dredging.

Between the second group actions we find the following:

  • Reform the water law, the basin organizations and the hydrological schedules planed for the period 2016-2021 to guarantee the fulfilment of the European regulation.
  • Help the fight against the invasive species of the aquatic environment.
  • Guarantee a better coordination between the water regulations and other policies as the agricultural, rural development and biodiversity conservation.

At the bottom of the document there are two annexes about Guadiana and Tajo river basins, as examples to show how big the problem is and how important are the reforms in the organization the water policy in Spain.

Some of the entities that signed this document and that represent the civil society in the water state board comities have denounced Spain before the European commission for not complying with the regulations.

All the entities that have signed the document have engaged themselves to work in the following parliamentary term to obtain the proposed changes and lead the water policy to the sustainability, and also to guaranty the rivers, aquifers and wetlands quality.

Footprint power and Iberdrola have put their trust on Blue Gold for the design and construction of the fire protection system, the turbine polishing cleaning and the Ammonium dosing systems in the new combined cycle plant that is going to be built in Salem harbour, Massachusetts, U.S.A.

The new plant has been designed to take over the actual one that was built between 1948 and 1952, improving its efficiency and reducing the environmental impact that it produces.

The new power plant will be a combined cycle power plant with a quick start system with very low emissions. It has been designed to work while the fleet of wind generators is increased enough to be able to produce all the energy needed  and to operate in case there aren’t enough natural resources to produce the amount of energy needed.

The new Footprint’s plant will use a portion of just 18 acres out of the 65 acres that were used by the old plant. It will be able to generate 674MW o f power with the ability to produce over 320 MW in just 10 minutes, reaching the maximum output in an hour, making it become one of the most efficient power production plants in the world.

It has been designed to reduce the environmental impact, minimising the actual levels of noise, improving its architectural look and letting the other 50 acres for the development of green areas.

With the collaboration on this project, Blue Gold makes clear its bet on the energy efficiency and its commitment with the Environment.