The consortium formed by OHL-Agbar is awarded the expansion of the irrigation area of the first phase of the Canal de Navarra, after winning the financial offer out of a budget of somewhat less than €150m. In the opinion of the Vice President of the Government of Navarre, Juan Luis Sánchez de Muniáin, this project represents the biggest public tender held in recent years in Navarre, with a budget of €147.5m, and “maybe also in the whole of Spain".
The bids were opened yesterday morning and OHL-Agbar presented a 25% reduction on the tender price, thus receiving the 700 points in play while awaiting a technical report which validates the coherence of the financial planning, according to the Minister for Rural Development, the Environment and Local Administration, Javier Esparza, at the end of the government session.
The second group which was disputing this project, formed by Acciona and ACS-Iridium, obtained 546.5 points on offering an 11.9% reduction.
As regards the technical aspects, OHL-Agbar had already obtained 279 out of the 300 points possible, and Acciona 239.2.
The award scale obtained a total of a thousand points so, if the above-mentioned report confirms the details, OHL-Agbar will be the consortium awarded the project.
The specific object of the project is the construction, management and operation for 30 years of the expansion of the irrigation area of the first phase of the Canal de Navarra, which will allow 15,275 hectares of the banks of the Arga and the Ega to be transformed for irrigation.
It is planned to begin its execution this year and to complete it at the beginning of 2018, a period during which the Executive calculates that 500 jobs will be created.