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Eiffage consortium wins Senegal's first desalination plant in a contract worth almost €146 million

  • Eiffage consortium wins Senegal's first desalination plant in contract worth almost €146 million

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Eiffage
Eiffage is one of Europe’s leading construction and concessions companies. The Group’s activities are organised around the following business lines: construction, real estate and urban development, civil engineering.

Eiffage, through its subsidiaries Eiffage Génie Civil and Eiffage Sénégal, won in consortium the contract awarded by SONES (SOciété Nationale des Eaux du Sénégal) to design, build and operate for 24 months the future Mamelles seawater desalination plant in Dakar, Senegal. The contract is worth almost €146 million. 

The consortium, which is led by Eiffage Génie Civil, includes Eiffage Sénégal as well as Indian company VA Tech Wabag and the Japanese one Toyota Tsusho Corporation. Eiffage teams will be responsible for the design and construction work, VA Tech Wabag will oversee the water treatment process and Toyota Tsusho Corporation will co-manage the project with Eiffage. The owner of the project is SONES, while its main contractor is the Japanese firm Nippon Koei.

The 30-month contract is part of the Emerging Senegal Plan, which aims to make drinking water universally accessible by 2035. The project is being financed by the Senegalese government, under a Japanese loan agreement with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).

The consortium, which is led by Eiffage Génie Civil, includes Eiffage Sénégal as well as Indian company VA Tech Wabag and the Japanese one Toyota Tsusho Corporation

With a daily production capacity of 50,000 m3 of drinking water, this plant will be the largest in Western Africa when operated. In addition to providing a diversified source of drinking water in Senegal, the plant will improve the water supply capacity of the country's capital, by meeting the needs of about one million Dakar residents. 

This new contract in Senegal, where Eiffage has been present for 96 years, testifies to the confidence that the country's authorities have in the Group and consolidates its position in Africa as a major contractor for large and complex projects. Eiffage also confirms its knowhow in the increasing market of desalination plant after having delivered in 2021 the Doraleh plant in Djibouti.

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