Desalination plant considered for Alentejo coast – Portugal

Scheduled to be completed in March 2026, the work, valued at €45 million, is currently in the development phase of the necessary studies to be able to put the contract out to tender.

The Government is studying the opening of a desalination plant for the “cleaning” of seawater to address the lack of drinking water on the Alentejo coast, similar to the project that will be inaugurated in the Algarve in 2026, within the scope of the Recovery and Resilience (PRR).

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Desalination plant considered for Alentejo coast – Portugal2022-12-11T22:59:06+01:00

Albufeira set to be chosen as site for desalination plant – Portugal

Regional water company Águas do Algarve has already confirmed that it will increase the volume of treated wastewater meant to be reused to eight million cubic metres by the end of 2025.

“We visited a (desalination) plant in Alicante (Spain) where the brine is released hundreds of metres away from a protected marine area which is closely followed by the European community and by several environmental ONGs and things have gone well,” he said.

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Albufeira set to be chosen as site for desalination plant – Portugal2022-12-11T23:04:37+01:00

Location of Algarve’s first desalination plant under discussion – Portugal

The location of the Algarve’s first desalination plant is already under discussion, the Algarve Municipalities Association (AMAL) has announced.

“Possible locations for the desalination plant are already being studied, namely by the municipalities and by the Águas do Algarve company, the entity responsible for this project,” AMAL said in a statement.

The announcement came after the region’s boroughs carried out an online meeting last week with Environment and Climate Action Minister, João Pedro Matos Fernandes.

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Location of Algarve’s first desalination plant under discussion – Portugal2022-01-17T14:16:02+01:00

Algarve water prices to increase to “cover costs of two projects” – Portugal

The price of water in the Algarve is due to increase to cover the costs of two projects which aim to improve the region’s water efficiency.

The news was confirmed by the environment minister on Tuesday during an online seminar to discuss water efficiency measures included in Portugal’s Plan for Recovery and Resilience.

However, the price hike is only expected to be introduced from 2026 onwards, the president of the Algarve Municipalities Association (AMAL), AntĂłnio Pina, said after the news started to spread.

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Algarve water prices to increase to “cover costs of two projects” – Portugal2021-03-06T15:54:37+01:00

Desalination “not a solution” for the Algarve – Portugal

In a statement, PAS, which groups together environmental and heritage protection associations, showed its “disagreement with information that the transfer of water from Pomarão and the construction of one (or more) desalination plants are solutions to the Algarve’s water problem”.

The capture of water from the Guadiana river at PomarĂŁo, in the municipality of MĂ©rtola, district of Beja, and the construction of desalination plants are included in the Resilience and Recovery Plan (RRP) presented by the Government, but the platform considers that these projects will only serve to feed irrigated agriculture and increase [
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Desalination “not a solution” for the Algarve – Portugal2021-02-28T12:40:50+01:00
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