Aruba: 10-year agreement signed to boost drinking water production


Water-En Energiebedrijf Aruba (WEB) and Seven Seas Water Group (SSWG) have jointly announced the signing of a 10-year Build-Own-Operate-Transfer (BOOT) Agreement. Under this agreement, Seven Seas Water (Aruba) VBA will construct a new seawater reverse osmosis (SWRO) plant, contributing a minimum of 16,500 cubic meters of daily drinking water.

According to a release, this plant will be an integral part of WEB’s long-term strategy outlined in the Water Roadmap, aimed at meeting the growing demand for water while replacing a temporary water production facility.

The selection of SSWG for this project followed a competitive tender process initiated in 2023.

The new plant, slated to commence operations by mid-2026, will be situated on WEB’s existing facilities.

Alfredo Koolman, CEO of WEB Aruba, emphasized the significance of this agreement, stating, “This project marks a pivotal moment for both WEB and Aruba. It will substantially enhance our water production capacity, ensuring that we can meet both current and future demands for high-quality drinking water. We are committed to providing top-quality water to our residents and visitors, and this new plant will reinforce our reliability and affordability. I extend my gratitude to the WEB team for overseeing the selection process and collaborating with SSWG on this project’s development.”

Henry Charrabé, CEO of Seven Seas Water Group, expressed enthusiasm for partnering with WEB Aruba, remarking, “We are deeply honored to have been selected to supply reliable fresh drinking water to WEB Aruba for this groundbreaking project. This significant endeavor stands as one of the largest public desalination tenders in the Caribbean in the past decade. We are impressed by WEB’s forward-thinking vision and their dedication to quality, safety, and reliability. Our long-term Water-as-a-Service® model is perfectly aligned with WEB Aruba’s strategic objectives, and we are eager to solidify our position as a robust and dependable local provider of desalinated drinking water in the region.”

Headquartered in Tampa, Seven Seas Water Group (SSWG) operates across the U.S., Caribbean, and Latin America, delivering over 20 billion gallons of water annually to various sectors.

WEB has been producing water for the island of Aruba since 1932 and began producing energy for the island in 1958. The average production, through seawater desalination, per day is approximately 36,000 m3. LOOP: NEWS/SOURCE

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