Madrid, 15 December 2010. Cespa, Ferrovial's municipal and environmental services subsidiary, has been awarded a contract by the city government of Murcia, Spain, to provide street cleaning and waste collection services. The 20-year contract is worth 50 million euro annually, i.e. 1 billion euro over its lifetime.
The contract award is provisional and will become definitive within 15 days. Javier Llansó, CEO of Cespa: "We are very pleased with this new contract. Murcia's city government has entrusted us to continue providing these important services to the city. I am convinced that we will provide efficient service through our commitment to the community and the environment". The Murcia City Government stated: "Cespa has a proven track-record in servicing the municipality, and the bid it presented is meticulous and detailed, focusing on specific aspects of the city and adapting its services accordingly."
The city government noted the use of machinery powered by biofuels (gas and biodiesel) and electricity, which will reduce noise pollution; additionally, water consumption will be reduced and water will be reused. It also highlighted the company's plans to enhance separation of waste at source and promote citizen participation through awareness-raising campaigns. Cespa will provide waste collection and street cleaning services to new areas of the city of Murcia and outlying settlements, improving the level of service and taking account of the peculiarities of the city's historic quarter. It will also upgrade machinery and build new facilities.
The Ferrovial Servicios backlog amounted to 11.902 billion euro at 30 September 2010, and revenues were 2.884 billion euro in the first nine months of 2010. Cespa provides environmental and waste management services in Spain and Portugal.
The company provides waste treatment, street cleaning and gardening services for 12 million people in more than 810 municipalities.