Cespa, a subsidiary of Ferrovial Servicios, has opened a new packaging sorting plant in Hostalets de Pierola, Barcelona. The plant will process 15,000 tonnes of packaging a year, ensuring the selective treatment of these materials from the Baix Llobregat and Vallès Occidental regions.The packaging sorting plant, designed by Cespa's technical services department and constructed by Ferrovial Agroman, occupies an area of 4,205 m2 and is fully automated. The technologies developed will enable the recovery of up to 85% of the waste materials. The innovative facility boasts an unloading area with a capacity for 150 tonnes of materials; an optical detection system to separate paper, cardboard and cartons; as well as a magnetic separation system for ferrous materials and an inductive system for aluminum. It also includes a video-monitoring system that allows the entire process to be monitored.Javier Llansó, Cespa CEO, stresses that the plant demonstrates the company's interest in raising the well-being of the citizens of the Baix Llobregat and Vallès Occidental regions in Barcelona. "We are benchmark in waste treatment services and our efforts in Research and Development enable us to offer the best service to our customers."The plant is incorporated into the Integrated Treatment Center of Can Mata, Barcelona, where Cespa also operates a controlled landfill for class II waste, and is currently constructing the Ecoparque 4 treatment center. Cespa is one of the companies with largest presence in the services sector in Barcelona.The Company carries out waste management services in the area to the west of the capital (Sants- Montjuic, Les Corts and Sarrià-Sant Gervasi).
Cespa is the wholly owned Ferrovial subsidiary dedicated to providing environmental services and waste management and treatment in Spain, Portugal and Andorra. For some time it has been presenting bids for concession projects in the United Kingdom together with Amey. Cespa is the leader in gardening, industrial waste management and treatment of all types of waste. It is among the top three companies in the municipal waste collection and treatment and street cleaning sector. Sales in 2008 reached 1.01 billion euro, up 8.9% over the previous year.