Drinking water plant contracts bring SUEZ project count to over 500 in Africa
French company SUEZ has secured €56 million worth of water contracts in Sub-Saharan Africa that will collectively supply a total of about five million people...
French company SUEZ has secured €56 million worth of water contracts in Sub-Saharan Africa that will collectively supply a total of about five million people.
In Burkina Faso, national water office ONEA has awarded a contract for the construction of the 180,000 m3/d Ziga II drinking water treatment plant, receiving funding from the European Investment Bank.
The plant will treat water from the Ziga dam to supply the capital, Ouagadougou, with drinking water. Under the terms of the contract, the plant will be built in 22 months and SUEZ will provide operational assistance for one year. The contract is worth €34.5 million in total, of which €16 million is for SUEZ.
This new deal follows the two contracts awarded to the company in 2002 and 2013 for the construction of the first phase of the Ziga station (72,000 m3/d) and its extension, Ziga I b (36,000 m3/d).
In Kenya, Athi Water Services has chosen SUEZ to build the first phase of the Kigoro drinking water treatment plant that will supply Nairobi. With a capacity of 142,500 m3/d, this project received funding from the French Development Agency. For the first time in Sub-Saharan Africa, SUEZ will use a water treatment technology based on flotation and then filtering (Aquazur™V) to treat water from the Thika dam.
Once the plant comes on stream, SUEZ will provide technical operational assistance for two years. The contract is worth €37 million in total, of which €15 million is for SUEZ. The group previously built the Ngethu drinking water plant that supplies Nairobi back in 1994.
In Mali, SUEZ has won the contract for the construction of the Kabala drinking water treatment plant. With a capacity of 300,000 m3/d, this new station, receiving funding by the French Development Agency, will supply the capital, Bamako. Under the terms of the contract, worth €70 million, of which €17 million is for SUEZ, the plant will be built in 30 months and the company will provide operational assistance for one year.
In Ivory Coast, SUEZ has won three drinking water production contracts for Abidjan and its surroundings as well as Odienné. On behalf of the Ivory Coast water distribution company (SODECI), SUEZ will build the Songon drinking water plant that will supply 42,000 m3/d to the economic capital Abidjan and its surroundings, and the 80,000 m3/d Bonoua II drinking water station, on behalf of the Natioanal Drinking Water Office (ONEP).
On behalf of the ONEP, SUEZ will also supply 4,000 m3/d of drinking water to the town of Odienné, thanks to the installation of a Degrémont compact unit (UCD®). These contracts are worth a total of €6.5 million.
In Nigeria, SUEZ has won two contracts for the construction of drinking water stations. In Lagos, SUEZ will supply a 3,000 m3/d UCD® drinking water production station to meet the needs of the EKO Atlantic City new town.
Built on an artificial island in the Bay of Lagos, EKO Atlantic City will ultimately accommodate 250,000 inhabitants. In Itigidi, in Cross River State, SUEZ is also to build the extension of a drinking water treatment plant producing 4,000 m3/d. These contracts are worth a total of €1.2 million for SUEZ.
In Benin, SUEZ has been selected to deliver a 1,050 m3/d drinking water production plant for the city of Djougou and its surroundings by installing a UCD® unit.
SUEZ has been present in Africa since the construction of the La Djoué water treatment plant in Brazzaville in 1952, and has since built more than 500 drinking water and wastewater treatment plants across the continent.