Water is an essential part of everyday life and a crucial component for many economic activities. It is a guarantee of survival and a limited resource. In today's world, the demand for water is constantly on the rise, in terms of both quantity and quality. In response to this demand, public funds are constantly invested in the construction of major dams, canals, inter-basin transfers, riverbed protection works, drinking water and waste water treatment plants, as well as salt water desalination plants.

RRC has always played a central role in the creation of this type of infrastructure, building several works of this kind in recent years using the most cutting-edge construction systems.

Key benchmarks

Dams for hydro-agricultural use

  • Carril Dam, Tomar (DRA Ribatejo e Oeste)
  • Monte Branco Dams and Vermelha Lake, Alqueva (EDIA)
  • Óbidos Dam, Lower Óbidos and Amoreira Block (IDRHa)

Dams for water supply

  • Fumadinha Dam, Aguiar da Beira (Águas do Zêzere e Côa)
  • Olgas Dam, Torre de Moncorvo (Águas de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro)

Dams for hydroelectric use

Irrigation and water supply networks (primary and secondary)

  • Vila Franca de Xira pumping station (EPAL)
  • Castelo de Bode pumping station (EPAL)
  • Sabugal 5 supply (Águas do Zêzere e Côa)
  • Hydro-agricultural use by Roxo, Aljustrel (IDRHa)
  • Block 1 irrigation network for hydro-agricultural use by Monte Novo, Portel (EDIA)
  • Hydro-agricultural use by Orada - Amoreira, Pedrógão (EDIA)
  • Pedrógão pumping station (EDIA)
  • Hydro-agricultural use by Fatela, Fundão (DGADR)
  • Vala Real pipe system (EPAL)
  • Beja block irrigation network (EDIA)
  • Vale do Gaio hydraulic circuit, Torrão (EDIA)

Water treatment plants

  • Lever water treatment plant (Águas do Douro e Paiva)
  • Vilar water treatment plant (Águas de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro)
  • Sabugal water treatment plant (Águas do Zêzere e Côa)
  • Asseiceira water treatment plant (EPAL)

Waste water treatment plants

  • Matosinhos plant (Matosinhos city council)
  • Aveiro north plant (SIMRIA)
  • Coruche plant and outfall (CULT)

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