Aguacanal Access for farmers

Aguacanal

Aguacanal is the Concession CompanyThe concession contract, with an initial investment of nearly €185 million, and a period of 30 years, is implemented via a shadow toll system, according to which the Navarre government pays the concession company a monthly canon for the use and availability of the infrastructure, tied to the quality of the irrigation service it provides. of Phase I of the Irrigable Area of the Navarre Canal The goal of the general interest irrigation infrastructure is to transport water from the intakes of the Navarre Canal to the boundaries of each farmers plot. To do this, it was necessary to build canal intakes, pipelines, trail and drainage networks, pumping stations and electrical and remote control installations., which plans, financesBoth the number of financial institutions that participate in the financing of the project and their importance demonstrate the excellence of the Aguacanal project. On June 29, 2007, BNP Paribas, Banco Santander and Caja Navarra signed financing agreements with Aguacanal. These agreements were worth a total of €145.7 million. As is customary in the management of this type of loans, a few months later, on October 30, 2007, the debt syndication was signed, with the addition of the following institutions: BBVA, Instituto de Crédito Oficial, Helaba, Banco Español de Crédito and Dexia Sabadell. , builds and operates the 15 irrigation sectors that make up this first phase. With a total transformed surface area of 22,473 hectares, it provides service to more than 4,000 land owners in 27 towns, with a total population of 44,000 people.

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This project has been made possible thanks to the participation of different related organizations, institutions Government of Navarre: Department of Rural Development, Environment and Local Administration Local , public companies INTIA, S.A.  y and shareholders Aguacanal’s shareholders originate from three large companies that have joined together to enable the development of an unprecedented irrigation infrastructure. Besides contributing the economic resources needed for the construction project, each also contributes their knowledge and experience in the development of this great project. ACCIONA, AGUAS DE BARCELONA and ABEINSA , that have made a commitment to promote its goals.

The goal of this infrastructure is no other than to make Navarre a leading reference, with the most advanced technology in irrigation operation and control. Water for our fields and an environment in which farmersThe Irrigation Associations in the different sectors pay a yearly canon to Aguacanal in exchange for the Opearation and Maintenance work performed on the infrastructure by the Concession Company. can diversify their crops, thanks to irrigation.

Irrigable Area

Aguacanal has built the necessary infrastructure to transport the water from the Navarre Canal to the fields. Nowadays, it works to ensure effective irrigation that contributes to promoting more modern, competitive agriculture in Navarre.

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All sectors

Sector I

Towns benefited Adios, Añorbe, Eneriz, Legarda, Muruzabal, Obanos, Puente la Reina, Tirapu, Ucar and Uterga

Current status In irrigation

Owners benefited 397

Net hectares converted into irrigated land 1152 ha

Start of the construction work -

Irrigation start-up October 2006

Kilometers of pipeline 50 km

Kilometers of trails 48 km

Pumping stations Yes

No. of hydrants 216

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Sector II.1

Towns benefited Añorbe, Obanos and Puente La Reina

Current status In irrigation

Owners benefited 334

Net hectares converted into irrigated land 1059 ha

Start of the construction work December 2006

Irrigation start-up September 2007

Kilometers of pipeline 43 km

Kilometers of trails 42 km

Pumping stations Yes

No. of hydrants 189

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Sector II.2

Towns benefited Artajona, Larraga and Mendigorría

Current status In irrigation

Owners benefited 855

Net hectares converted into irrigated land 3156 ha

Start of the construction work July 2007

Irrigation start-up September 2008

Kilometers of pipeline 97 km

Kilometers of trails 134 km

Pumping stations No

No. of hydrants 539

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Sector III

Towns benefited Artajona

Current status In irrigation

Owners benefited 235

Net hectares converted into irrigated land 1166 ha

Start of the construction work August 2007

Irrigation start-up August 2008

Kilometers of pipeline 40 km

Kilometers of trails 46 km

Pumping stations No

No. of hydrants 210

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Sector IV.1

Towns benefited Berbinzana, Larraga, Miranda de Arga, Olite and Tafalla

Current status In irrigation

Owners benefited 261

Net hectares converted into irrigated land 2388 ha

Start of the construction work May 2008

Irrigation start-up April 2010

Kilometers of pipeline 80 km

Kilometers of trails 112 km

Pumping stations Yes

No. of hydrants 422

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Sector IV.2

Towns benefited Falces, Miranda de Arga, Olite and Tafalla

Current status In irrigation

Owners benefited 79

Net hectares converted into irrigated land 903 ha

Start of the construction work April 2008

Irrigation start-up April 2009

Kilometers of pipeline 30 km

Kilometers of trails 46 km

Pumping stations No

No. of hydrants 123

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Sector IV.3

Towns benefited Falces and Olite

Current status In irrigation

Owners benefited 133

Net hectares converted into irrigated land 1446 ha

Start of the construction work April 2008

Irrigation start-up April 2009

Kilometers of pipeline 48 km

Kilometers of trails 63 km

Pumping stations No

No. of hydrants 217

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Sector IV.4

Towns benefited Olite

Current status In irrigation

Owners benefited 430

Net hectares converted into irrigated land 2635 ha

Start of the construction work March 2008

Irrigation start-up April 2010

Kilometers of pipeline 71 km

Kilometers of trails 92 km

Pumping stations Yes

No. of hydrants 378

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Sector IV.5

Towns benefited Caparroso, Marcilla, Olite and Peralta

Current status In irrigation

Owners benefited 184

Net hectares converted into irrigated land 1958 ha

Start of the construction work November 2009

Irrigation start-up April 2010

Kilometers of pipeline 60 km

Kilometers of trails 86 km

Pumping stations No

No. of hydrants 270

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Sector V

Towns benefited Olite and Tafalla

Current status In irrigation

Owners benefited 392

Net hectares converted into irrigated land 910 ha

Start of the construction work June 2009

Irrigation start-up April 2010

Kilometers of pipeline 29 km

Kilometers of trails 42 km

Pumping stations No

No. of hydrants 143

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Sector VI

Towns benefited San Martín de Unx

Current status In irrigation

Owners benefited 338

Net hectares converted into irrigated land 822 ha

Start of the construction work May 2009

Irrigation start-up April 2010

Kilometers of pipeline 35 km

Kilometers of trails 45 km

Pumping stations Yes

No. of hydrants 160

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Sector VII

Towns benefited Beire

Current status In irrigation

Owners benefited 140

Net hectares converted into irrigated land 1538 ha

Start of the construction work April 2010

Irrigation start-up April 2011

Kilometers of pipeline 46 km

Kilometers of trails 57 km

Pumping stations Yes

No. of hydrants 222

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Sector VIII

Towns benefited Ujué

Current status In irrigation

Owners benefited 52

Net hectares converted into irrigated land 247 ha

Start of the construction work October 2010

Irrigation start-up April 2011

Kilometers of pipeline 11 km

Kilometers of trails 16 km

Pumping stations Yes

No. of hydrants 47

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Sector IX

Towns benefited Pitillas, Murillo el Cuende and Santacara

Current status In irrigation

Owners benefited 315

Net hectares converted into irrigated land 1990 ha

Start of the construction work January 2010

Irrigation start-up April 2011

Kilometers of pipeline 66 km

Kilometers of trails 93 km

Pumping stations No

No. of hydrants 297

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Sector X

Towns benefited Murillo el Fruto and Santacara

Current status In irrigation

Owners benefited 67

Net hectares converted into irrigated land 1103 ha

Start of the construction work July 2010

Irrigation start-up April 2011

Kilometers of pipeline 50 km

Kilometers of trails 56 km

Pumping stations Yes

No. of hydrants 192

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Crop diversification

The irrigable area of the Navarre Canal currently produces 42 different types of crops. Select a sector to see its current crops.