Vacuum sewage system for new Spanish marina

Flovac has designed the sewerage system that will serve both buildings and vessels at the new Gran Marina del Estrecho in Algeciras in the south of Spain.

A single vacuum station and a network of pipes will be installed at shallow depths allowing wastewater to be transported from each discharge point in the buildings and each pump-out point on the pontoons. Waste will flow into the municipal wastewater network, located outside the concession. Not only does this facilitate the movement and disposal of such water, but it also reduces the cost of transport vehicles. Megayachts will be able to empty their sewage tanks at their own berths.
A second network of pipes will handle bilge water. Water with traces of hydrocarbons that may be found near the fuel station will also be transported via this network – into a second tank located at the vacuum station. In the vacuum station itself, the hydrocarbons are separated before being discharged into the municipal sewer. This facilitates the municipality’s work and helps protect the ecosystem.
The vacuum sewage system will allow Gran Marina del Estrecho to meet the highest standards of environmental protection. Indeed, thanks to the vacuum, even if there is a crack in the pipe, there will be no discharge of sewage or bilge water and pollution is thus avoided. Any air ingress into the system will be detected by the vacuum station and swiftly repaired.Gran Marina del Estrecho is set to be one of Europe’s leading Mediterranean marinas and an exceptional base for superyachts. It will have 80 berths of 30-100m (98-330ft) and two moorings for cruise ships at two different docks. The marina is expected to be operational in 2023.


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