AEMA ensures the new WWTP of Extremadura’s Iberian Complex

The new wastewater treatment structure has a capacity for a flow of 950 m3 daily.

AEMA, company affiliated to Bondalti in Spain, and specialised in water treatment, will build the wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) of the new Extremadura’s Iberian Complex (CIBEX), one of the largest industrial processing infrastructures dedicated to the Iberian pig species, which will be born in Zafra (Badajoz).


The project has as promoters the companies Campofrío, Industrias Cárnicas Villar (Costa Food Group), Estirpe Preta (Argal), Grupo Alejandro Miguel, IBERCOM (Ibérico Comercialización), Montesano and Señorío de Montanera.


"Our commitment to contribute to the conservation of natural resources and sustainable development is visible through the implementation of an effective environmental policy that minimizes environmental risks", says the Board of Directors of Extremadura’s Iberian Complex.


The design of the new WWTP aims to comply with more demanding discharge parameters than those of the Zafra municipal ordinance. The project consists of three stages: a first one, where the thinning and elimination of solids and fats will be carried out with physicochemical treatment and a flotation system; the second with a sequential aerobic biological purification system SBR; and the third with a storage and sludge dehydration. This entire process will be managed by means of a SCADA (monitoring and data acquisition system) customized by AEMA and using high automation.