* The first four major desal projects in Spain’s Programa Agua have been awarded to consortia with strong local connections.

Despite fears of Koreans and Israelis breaking into their home market, only one foreign company – Degrémont – came away with a deal. Degrémont teamed up with sister company Aguas de Barcelona and ACS’ Dragados and Drace to win the tender for the 164,400m3/d Barcelona plant. Otherwise, all the major Spanish desalters were rewarded: Acciona, with the ...

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