Assets Management
Providing added value to asset management

We are facing a great opportunity: to reverse the water crisis in countries that need it most.

For this we provide all our experience and our own technology to underserved territories. The comprehensive approach to the problem, with the provision of a financial solution and technical and management capacity, makes us reach new heights and, at the same time, allows us to be very close.

We believe that the co-participation and management of assets by the private sector is essential and that it should act as a mobilising axis for projects and financial resources available. At the current juncture, there is a willingness from governments and provision of public funds to invest in water infrastructure in order to balance the availability and demand of water and improve access and sanitation.

A solid and sustainable proposal for every need.

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Acuster Assets
Needs assessment
Project definition
Organisation of funding
Working with partners
Knowledge transfer
Commitment to communities
Operations and maintenance
Concessions

Needs assessment

In the face of an obvious, but often very unstructured, need, we help organisations define their strategic and action plans according to priorities. We also suggest organisational improvements and resource allocation.

This prior needs assessment process is decisive and consists of different stages.

Examination. We structure the needs and specifically identify the project objective and what it needs to achieve it, i.e. where it is and where it wants to be.

Data analysis. We collect all possible information to structure the action plans, using internal data of the organisation or external data through market research techniques. Once collected, we organise and assess them.

Implementation. We use the analysed data to create an action plan detailing the projects to be undertaken in a certain timeframe. We set priorities and assess all solutions, analysing the cost-benefit of each of them until we find the best option.

Project definition

The presentation of the project is a key factor in the whole process. We offer our experience to specify a technically and financially feasible proposal, which fits the different parties involved. To do this it must include:

Complete and concise information. Our proposal always answers everything the funder wants to know (objectives, beneficiaries, schedule, required resources, etc.) and at the same time it is accessible, i.e. short and direct. We point out the basis, attaching supplementary documentation to the proposal, to avoid errors or conflicting information.

Personalised approach. Our presentation is always adapted to the specific funder to which it is addressed. We become familiar with their priorities, objectives, vision and possible conditions imposed on their part.

Trajectory y credibility. The proposal includes noting the organisation’s ability to manage or implement the project, as well as its background, general description, experience, strengths and examples of similar successful ventures.

Feasibility and sustainability plans. Our proposal guarantees that the activities and interventions will continue once the financing ends and that the project will be viable and sustainable in the short, medium and long term.

Organisation of funding

The main obstacle in the construction of a new water infrastructure is funding. As specialists in project financing, our action plan always includes a solid financial strategy, a clear commercial proposal and a forecast of different scenarios.

We have an extensive network of investors available and we know the particularities of each of them to find the one that best fits the project. This allows us to provide the optimal financial package, which turns our aspirations into facts.

We propose financial solutions adapted to the developing countries which we are targeting, to water infrastructure projects of any size and all stages of development: design, construction or operation and maintenance.

Our vast experience in the field of water and the use of our own technology, of unquestionable technical quality, make us very accessible to all types of financial corporations.

Also, our commitment to meeting the increasingly demanding environmental and social standards set by governments and commercial providers.

Working with partners

Promoting professional and commercial relationships always makes us reach new heights. Before a large project, we weave alliances with individuals, agencies, companies and institutions that share a general purpose and specific objectives.

We like to create projects open to participation and reach public-private collaboration agreements, essential in the search for real impact in developing countries or regions.

Partnering allows you to share resources, learn more about a territory and its procedures, add specialised technical knowledge, access new contacts and obtain additional financing. It inspires new and great ideas and opens new paths full of opportunities. With this objective we involve our partners throughout the whole process.

Our vast experience in business alliances is based on clarity, openness, trust, shared objectives and values, regular communication between partners and the clear definition of responsibilities. Over time, all of this allows these joint working methods to be strengthened and the contribution of each of the parties becomes increasingly valuable.

Knowledge transfer

Water management problems affect all countries and extremely affect the most fragile. International collaboration helps identify new ways to deal with these difficulties.

Knowledge transfer in the management and implementation of water infrastructure projects in developing countries is not an option for us, but a duty.

To achieve this objective, we involve all participating agents: executors, advisors, investors, public and private companies, authorities and institutions, financial entities, embassies, non-governmental organisations or training centres.

All these participants means sociocultural diversity and different professional and organisational backgrounds that often imply difficulties in understanding each other. Hence the need to strengthen communication and learning.

External professionals can provide general knowledge in the form of concepts or methods, while those in the beneficiary country can provide skills on specific practices in their territory.

Transferring knowledge is essential for that country to become autonomous in managing the infrastructure created and promoting the technical capacity of its population for a future with more job opportunities.

Commitment to communities

Public opinion is increasingly sensitive to large infrastructure for environmental and sustainability reasons. This is undoubtedly positive pressure that helps us to be better every day and to which we respond with instrumental community participation.

We bring the projects closer to society and earn their trust. For this, it is increasingly important to add professionals with social knowledge and humanities to large engineering teams. This sum of skills allows us to address issues of relevance to communities in order to transform them into improvements and benefits for them.

All these aspects are reflected in the presentation of the project, to reach far beyond the technical proposal and also cover the social and environmental context of the new infrastructure, as well as measures to ensure community support.

The final challenge is to lead a particular project towards a balance between economic development, respect for the environment and public opinion and its diversity.

Operations and maintenance

Hydraulic infrastructures require periodic inspections that guarantee their reliability and the quality of the water supply.

Control of distribution networks and hydraulic infrastructure and equipment are crucial to ensure reliability and quality of supply.

To make this possible, we undertake the operation and maintenance tasks of all components through proper planning and implementation.

The operation refers to all those routine procedures and operational guidelines that guarantee the proper functioning and efficiency of the water supply system. These activities are carried out by technicians and engineers, responsible for controlling the functions of all equipment and facilities.

For its part, maintenance covers two types of intervention:

Preventive: they are planned actions to avoid breakdowns and costly repairs. They include equipment maintenance, wear and tear monitoring, cleaning and greasing of the indicated parts and replacement of parts with limited life.

Corrective: they occur when a component fails, and the equipment stops working.

In this way we can ensure an efficient, effective and sustainable system.

Concessions

As a company dedicated to the integral cycle of water and the environment, proximity to the region is essential to improve people’s quality of life. For this reason, we entrust the execution and implementation of infrastructures under a concession regime to teams with a global approach but at the same time fully adapted to local needs and peculiarities.

We assume with great responsibility the challenge of providing an essential service for the population such as the water supply. It is our duty to take care of the good order and quality of the work and its use, always under the conditions and deadlines established by the public administration or the private company that grants the right of implementation.

Likewise, we provide all the facilities for good coordination with other essential services of the country’s national network and guarantee the maximum protection of the public domain in our care.

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