Water and Energiebedrijf Bonaire (WEB) is pleased to announce the official inauguration of the new drinking water installation. WEB extensively tested the system in July and put it into operation from July 30th, and from October 1st, 2021, the production of drinking water is 100% in the hands of WEB Bonaire.
On Thursday October 28th WEB celebrated this with various stakeholders. Business partners from different parts of the world contributed to the construction of the new drinking water installation. The official inauguration took place in the presence of the Lieutenant Governor Mr. Edison Rijna and local and international guests. Representatives from Florida Aquastore, the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management (I&W), ContourGlobal Bonaire, IDE Technologies, Royal Haskoning DHV and Aqualectra came from different parts of the world to attend the event. Our local partners at the event were APA and ABBA construction companies, Steefkerk architecten+adviseurs, MCB and Vida Nova.
It was a celebration of the hard work completed through intensive collaboration during a global pandemic. This drinking water installation was delivered on time and in accordance with agreements made in collaboration with various international partners, local financiers and technical support. The project was financed by the regional banks Maduro & Curiels Bank (MCB) and Vida Nova.
The new drinking water facility is also the result of an exemplary collaboration with IDE Technologies for the new desalination plant, with Florida Aquastore for the new water tank on Seru Largu and with our community.
The factory in Hato now supplies 7,200 m3 of drinking water to the entire island of Bonaire.